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Alexander Svitov

Alexander Svitov  #15

Center
NUMBER: 15 BIRTHDATE: November 3, 1982
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Omsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 228 DRAFTED: TBL / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
2006-07: Collected 7-11-18 with 145 penalty minutes and was -10 in 76 games to set career highs in goals, assists, points, penalty minutes and games played? Led the club and ranked seventh in the NHL in penalty minutes? Ranked second on the club in face-off percentage (50.9)? Missed the season opener due to a shoulder injury... Had a two-game point streak Dec. 1-2 (1-1-2)... Collected an assist on David Vyborny's game-winning goal Dec. 26 vs. Boston... Set a single-game best with three assists Jan. 5 at Anaheim? Tallied 2-0-2 during a two-game goal and point streak Feb. 11-14? Missed three games Mar. 2-7 with an upper body injury? Was whistled for a season-high 19 penalty minutes Mar. 17 at Los Angeles.

NOTABLE: Had 3-7-10, 142 PIM, +7 in 33 games with Omsk (Russia) in 2005-06? Had 19-23-42, 200 PIM, -9 in 69 games with Syracuse (AHL) in 2004-05? Tallied 2-9-11, 20 PIM, -8 in 40 games with Columbus, 0-3-3, 4 PIM in 11 games with Tampa Bay and 9-9-18, 79 PIM in 30 games with Hamilton (AHL) in 2003-04? Acquired from Tampa Bay for Daryl Sydor on Jan. 27, 2004? Played in 2003 NHL YoungStars Game? Has 14-16-30, 304 PIM in 93 career games in Russian Elite League? Played for Russia at World Jr. Championships in 2001 and 2002 (gold)? Tampa Bay's 1st pick, 3rd overall, in 2001 Entry Draft.
Traded to Columbus by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 3rd round choice (later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Dustin Boyd) in 2004 Entry Draft for Darryl Sydor and Columbus' 4th round choice (Mike Lundin) in 2004 Entry Draft, January 27, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (Russia), August 17, 2007. Signed as a free aqgent by Ufa (KHL), July 5. 2010.
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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense