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HURRICANES ACQUIRE MARKOV, PICK FROM PHOENIX

Saturday, 06.21.2003 / 6:00 PM ET / News
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HURRICANES ACQUIRE MARKOV, PICK FROM PHOENIX

Tanabe, Knyazev Sent to Coyotes

Danny Markov, 26, will stabilize the Carolina defense with his all-around game and ability to play big minutes.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Jim Rutherford, President / General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Danny Markov and a third- or fourth-round draft pick in 2004 or 2005 from Phoenix. In exchange, the Hurricanes sent defensemen David Tanabe and Igor Knyazev to the Coyotes.

“The addition of Danny stabilizes our defense and gives us more experience on our back end for next year,” said Rutherford. "If you look at our defense, we have a few older veterans and a few young kids, this trade gives us a player in his prime."

Markov, 26, completed his sixth NHL season in 2002-03 posting four goals and 16 assists (20 points) in 64 regular-season games with Phoenix. In 336 career NHL regular-season games, the Moscow native has 19 goals, 82 assists (101 points), 240 penalty minutes and a plus-19 plus/minus rating. He recorded career highs in goals (6), assists (30), points (36) and games played (72) in 2001-02, his first season with the Coyotes. The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Markov (6’ 1”, 190 lbs.) in the ninth round, 223rd overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

David Tanabe was the Hurricanes first-round draft pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
In Tanabe and Knyazev, Rutherford gave up two young defensemen who were both former first-round draft picks. But he said it was worth the risk because of the fact that Markov should fit in perfectly with the remaining Hurricanes defensemen, with his all-around game, and ability to kill penalties.

Tanabe was Carolina's top pick in the 1999 draft, 16th overall, but after compiling just 15 goals and 47 assists in 251 NHL games, he was deemed expendable.

Knyazev was the 15th overall selection in 2001. The 20-year-old Russian had two goals and five assists in 68 games for Lowell of the American Hockey League last season.

"Tanabe's an NHL defensemen, and he's a young guy, he's going to help Phoenix, said Rutherford. "Knyazev's still a prospect, but we got the guy that's got experience, he plays hard every game and he plays with an edge, too."

The trade was the only move during the first day of the draft by Carolina, which selected Peterborough Petes center Eric Staal with the No. 2 overall pick.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72