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Vladimir Zharkov  #18

New Jersey Devils  Right Wing
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: January 10, 1988  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Elektrostal, Russia
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: NJD / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (77th overall)
Sent to Albany (AHL) Nov. 17...Played in 4 straight;  made season debut Nov. 11 vs. Wsh. following recall from Alb. that morning...Posted 1g-5a-6pts in 9 AHL appearances…2010-11:  Split 3rd N. American season between Alb. &  NJD;  combined for 69 appearances…Saw action in 38 NHL contests overall, including career-high 24 straight appearances Jan. 26-Mar. 20…Recorded his first career NHL goal in 49th career game Jan. 17 at NYI;  posted 1st assist of season Jan. 9 vs. TB…Made NHL season debut Dec. 29 vs. NYR;  was recalled from Alb. Dec. 27…Missed 2 games Jan. 22-23 (ill)...Appeared in 31 AHL contests overall, including 2 over 4-day NHL All-Star break assignment…Finished 10th on AHL Devils with 8g-11a-19pts;  totals showed season-high 3-game point-scoring streak Nov. 6-10 (2g-2a-4pts), as well as 3 2a efforts.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory