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Artem Anisimov  #42

NUMBER: 42 BIRTHDATE: May 24, 1988  (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Yaroslavl, Russia
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: NYR / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (54th overall)

Career: Has represented Russia at several IIHF tournaments - Olympics (2014: 5GP-8SOG), World Championships (2010: 9GP-1G-2A-3P, Silver Medal), World Jr. Championships [(2007: 6GP-2G-1A-3P, Silver Medal; (2008, 7GP-1G-3A-4P, Bronze Medal)] and World U18 Championships (2006, 6GP-3G-2A-5P)... Tallied 1G-2A-3P at 2009 AHL All-Star Classic for Team PlanetUSA... Scored 1st career NHL goal on 10/11/09 vs. ANA (Giguere).

2013-14: Scored career-high 19th goal on 3/8 at NSH (also GWG)... Set CBJ team record by scoring 3 straight GWGs (3/1, 3/3, 3/4)... Leads all CBJ forwards with 54 blocked shots... Ranks 3rd on CBJ in FOW (476).

2012-13: Finished T-5th in NHL with 4 shootout goals... Scored a goal in his CBJ debut, 1/19/13 at NSH… Tallied 12G-18A-30P in 36GP with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (KHL) during work stoppage.

Personal: Nickname: ‘Artie’… Favorite player growing up: Pavel Bure… Favorite bands incl. Queen, The Beatles and AC/DC... Favorite movies incl. Stargate and Top Gun and North By Northwest.

Traded to Columbus by NY Rangers with Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon and NY Rangers' 1st round choice (Kerby Rychel) in 2013 Entry Draft for Rick Nash, Steven Delisle and Columbus' 3rd round choice (Pavel Buchnevich) in 2013 Entry Draft, July 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (KHL), September 20, 2012.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery