Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg No. 13/Centerman Russian National Ice Hockey Team No. 13/Forward Pavel Datsyuk/Current teams: Russia/KHL.
Pavel Datsyuk was drafted in the first round (fourth overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in 2001. He has since become one of the best two-way centers in hockey. In 2009, he was awarded the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship and integrity. The award is given annually to a player who has exhibited excellent leadership qualities on and off the ice during the previous season.
Datsyuk has been nominated for the Selke Trophy three times, winning it in 2006-07. The trophy is awarded to the best two-way center in the NHL.
He has also won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the most valuable player at the Winter Olympics twice (2006, 2014). The award is presented annually to the best male athlete at the Winter Olympics.
Pavel Datsyuk currently plays for the Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He has also played for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Russian National Ice Hockey Team # 11 (Forward Evgeni Malkin/Current teams) Pittsburgh Penguins # 71 (Centerman) Malkin is a forward on the Russian ice hockey team. He has played for Russia in several international tournaments, including the Winter Olympics and the World Championships.
He previously played for the Moscow Junior Team, before moving to St. Petersburg to play with the youth squad of the Tampa Bay Lightning. In 2006, he joined the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)'s Atlant Mytishchi as a rookie player. In 2007, he won the KHL Rookie of the Year Award after putting up 49 goals and 109 points in 62 games.
Malkin was drafted second overall by the Penguins at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He then moved to North America and has played for the Canadian national team at various levels. Currently, he plays for the University of Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA where he has scored over 100 points in two seasons.
Malkin's father, Sergei, was also an elite level hockey player who died in a car accident when Evgeni was just 14 years old. The incident caused Malkin to drop out of school and move back to Russia for a year to be with his family during this difficult time.
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg No. 13/Centerman Russian National Ice Hockey Team No. 13/Forward Pavel Datsyuk/Current teams
This season, two-time Stanley Cup winner Pavel Datsyuk and former Red Wings assistant coach Bill Peters reunited in the Kontinental Hockey League. Datsyuk, who turns 42 later this month, signed a one-year contract with the KHL's Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg on Friday. The terms of the contract were not made public.
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl #79/Defenseman Andrei Markov/Recent squads
Between 2000 and 2017, Markov appeared in 990 regular-season games for the Canadiens before going home to Russia to end his pro career. Markov played his final three seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League, most recently with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the 2019-20 season.
Czech Men's National Ice Hockey Team No. 11/Forward Dallas Stars No. 40/Center Martin Hanzal/Current Teams Czech Republic/Dallas Stars.
Martin Hanzal was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 2003. The stars traded his rights to the Phoenix Coyotes but later signed him directly. He has since played all eight seasons of his NHL career with the Stars, helping them win the Central Division twice. In 472 games with Dallas, Hanzal has 26 goals and 63 assists for 89 points.
He has also played in 52 games with the Coyotes, recording 14 goals and 30 assists. The last season he spent with the Coyotes was 2014-15 when he had 10 goals and 22 assists.
In 2016-17, Hanzal won the Czech Extraliga with Piráti Chomutov after leading the league in scoring with 103 points (33G-70A). The following season, he helped the club capture its second consecutive title by finishing first in the regular season standings with 116 points (39G-77A).
Hanzal was born on July 20, 1984 in Brno, Czechoslovakia.
He was a member of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 2001 to 2016. (NHL). Datsyuk was voted one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history in 2017, and he was the only active player outside of the NHL at the time. ...
Los Angeles Kings # 11/Centerman Slovenian men's national ice hockey team # 11/Forward Anze Kopitar/Recent teams: Los Angeles Kings (2013-present)
Anze Kopitar is a centerman who plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Kings selected Kopitar with the third overall pick in the 2003 NHL Draft. He is an offensive player who produces points in many ways, including through good play at both ends of the ice, scoring goals, and assisting on many more.
After playing one season as a teenager with the Slovan Bratislava ice hockey club, Kopitar moved to North America and joined the King's training camp on free agency. He impressed then-coach Andy Murray during the camp and earned a contract. Kopitar made his NHL debut on October 4, 2003, against the Calgary Flames and scored his first goal two games later against Alex Tanguay of the Colorado Avalanche. He finished with 10 points in his rookie season while helping the Kings win their first Stanley Cup title.
Kopitar was named the MVP of the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs after he recorded 26 points in 24 games.
Center Forward Pozicioni/Pavel Datsyuk is a Russian professional ice hockey player. He plays for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has been named to the NHL's All-Star Game three times, winning in 2016.
He was born on January 4, 1978 in Kostroma, Russia. He is only one of two players in NHL history to score over 200 points before turning 30 years old (the other is Jaromir Jagr). His number 9 has been retired by his home team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
Datsyuk made his NHL debut on October 5, 2003, against the Buffalo Sabres. He scored his first career goal four games later, also against the Sabres. At the time of his debut, he was already the highest-scoring Russian rookie in NHL history. Since then, he has gone on to win two Golden Gloves awards as the league's best defensive center. In addition, he has been selected to the Russian Olympic Team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
At the age of 31, Datsyuk signed with the Detroit Red Wings as a free agent on July 1, 2008.