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2014 NHL Draft
Alexei Emelin

Alexei Emelin  #74

Montréal Canadiens  Defenseman
NUMBER: 74 BIRTHDATE: April 25, 1986  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Togliatti, Russia
WEIGHT: 224 DRAFTED: MTL / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (84th overall)

Registered 1 assist and 7 hits on Jan. 16 at OTT… Scored his 1st goal of the season on 3 shots, with 6 hits on Jan. 30 at BOS… Led the team in Jan. with 45 hits… Totaled 7 hits and 5 blocked shots on Feb. 2 vs. WPG… Suited up for Russia at the Olympic Games in Sochi… Led the team in Feb. in blocked shots (23), hits (20) and differential (+5)… Tied a personal-high with 2 assists on March 18 vs. COL… Led the team in March with 41 hits… Maintained a +4 differential on April 4 at OTT… Obtained 8 hits on Jan. 4 vs. OTT and on April 5 vs. DET… Led the team in April in blocked shots (20) and hits (17)… Played his 1st career playoff game in the NHL, recording 2 assists, on April 16 at TBL… Totaled 7 hits and 5 blocked shots on May 6 vs. BOS… Blocked 6 shots on May 8 vs. BOS…

Signed as a free agent by Kazan (KHL), October 13, 2012.
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I came into a team that had 65 points, that was at the bottom of the basement, a team that everybody wrote off as never going to be good. My goal is to go from the very bottom to the very top.

— Forward Brandon Dubinsky on signing a six-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets