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Maple Leafs Sign Alexander Khavanov

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

(August 10, 2005) -- John Ferguson, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that the club has signed unrestricted free agent

defenceman Alexander Khavanov (pronounced khuh-VAN-ahf) to a one year contract. In keeping with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

 

Khavanov, 33, set career highs in games played (81-tie), goals (8), assists (25) and points (33) during the 2002-03 campaign. He ranked fourth in the NHL in shorthanded assists (3-tie) and finished second among team defencemen in points that year.

Khavanov played four games for Russia at the 2004 World Cup collecting one assist in four games played. He has represented his country on three other occasions at the World Championships in 1999, 2000 and 2003.

The native of Moscow, Russia has played 284 career NHL games for St. Louis collecting 90 points (21 goals, 69 assists) with 173 penalty minutes. In 26 career NHL playoff games he has 10 points (five goals, five assists) with 18 penalty minutes. He was originally St. Louis eighth choice, 232nd overall in the 1999 Entry Draft.


ALEXANDER KHAVANOW
REGULAR SEASON
PLAYOFFS
SEASON
CLUB
LEAGUE
 
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
1992-93 BIRMINGHAM ECHL
19
0
3
3
14
--
--
--
--
--
  RALEIGH ECHL
17
0
6
6
8
--
--
--
--
--
1993-94 ST. PETERSBURG CIS
41
1
2
3
24
--
--
--
--
--
1994-95 ST. PETERSBURG CIS
49
7
0
7
32
3
0
0
0
0
1995-96 ST. PETERSBURG CIS
32
1
5
6
41
--
--
--
--
--
  HPK FIN
16
0
2
2
4
9
0
0
0
0
1996-97 CHEREPOVETS RUS
39
3
8
11
56
3
1
0
1
4
1997-98 CHEREPOVETS RUS
44
3
5
8
46
--
--
--
--
--
1998-99 DYNAMO RUS
40
2
7
9
14
16
1
5
6
35
  DYNAMO EUROHL
5
0
1
1
2
6
0
0
0
4
  RUSSIA WC-A
6
0
0
0
6
--
--
--
--
--
1999-00 DYNAMO RUS
38
5
12
17
49
17
0
3
3
4
  DYNAMO EUROHL
6
2
0
2
0
--
--
--
--
--
  RUSSIA WC-A
4
0
2
2
0
--
--
--
--
--
2000-01 ST. LOUIS NHL
74
7
16
23
52
15
3
2
5
14
2001-02 ST. LOUIS NHL
81
3
21
24
55
4
0
0
0
2
2002-03 ST. LOUIS NHL
81
8
25
33
48
7
2
3
5
2
  RUSSIA WC-A
4
0
1
1
0
--
--
--
--
--
2003-04 ST. LOUIS NHL
48
3
7
10
18
--
--
--
--
--
2004-05 RUSSIA W CUP
4
0
1
1
4
--
--
--
--
--
  ST. PETERSBURG RUS
3
0
0
0
27
--
--
--
--
--
  NHL TOTALS  
284
21
69
90
173
26
5
5
10
18
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