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Artem Anisimov  #42

NUMBER: 42 BIRTHDATE: May 24, 1988  (AGE 26)
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 22 goals, finishing 2nd on CBJ... Set CBJ team record by scoring 3 straight GWGs (3/1, 3/3, 3/4)... Led all CBJ forwards with 55 blocked shots... Ranked 3rd on CBJ in FOW (476).

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

Personal: Nickname is ‘Arty’… Favorite player growing up was 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.
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What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp