Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andrei Bashkirov
Andrei Bashkirov was 28 years old when he was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1998, a decade senior to the majority of prospects selected that year. The powerful winger spent his early years in the Commonwealth of Independent States with Yermak Angarsk.

But unlike most older Europeans, he wasn't playing unhappily in Russia waiting to be allowed to go to the West. Rather, he came to North America and played minor pro for Charlotte and Huntington in the ECHL as well as teams in the AHL and IHL. Additionally, he played professional roller hockey, and after years of playing the Canadiens finally took notice of his talents.

However, even as a Hab, his usefulness was limited to a minor league callup, and over the next three years he played mostly in the AHL while appearing for stints of ten, two, and 18 games through 2000-01. In the summer of 2001 Bashkirov signed as a free agent with HC Lusanne of the Swiss National League.

On the international stage, Bashkirov represented his homeland at the 2004 World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Yermak Angarsk USSR-3
1991-92 Khimik Voskresensk CIS 11 2 0 2 4
1992-93 Yermak Angarsk CIS-2
1993-94 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 62 28 42 70 25 3 1 0 1 0
1993-94 Providence Bruins AHL 1 0 0 0 2
1994-95 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 61 19 27 46 20 3 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Huntington Blizzard ECHL 55 19 39 58 35
1996-97 Huntington Blizzard ECHL 47 29 41 70 12
1996-97 Detroit Vipers IHL 2 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 27 10 12 22 0 2 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 15 2 3 5 5
1997-98 Port Huron Border Cats UHL 3 1 3 4 0
1997-98 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 65 28 48 76 16 4 2 2 4 2
1998-99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 0 0 0 0 -3
1998-99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 13 7 5 12 4 +7
1998-99 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 34 11 25 36 10 +5
1999-00 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Quebec Citadelles AHL 78 28 33 61 17 -6 3 0 3 3 0
2000-01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 18 0 3 3 0 -2
2000-01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 53 17 25 42 6 +2 6 1 1 2 0
2001-02 Lausanne HC Swiss 33 7 19 26 8 5 1 6 7 2
2002-03 Lausanne HC Swiss 43 10 20 30 14
2003-04 Lausanne HC Swiss 48 24 31 55 10
2003-04 Russia WC-A 6 2 0 2 2 -1
2004-05 Lausanne HC Swiss 20 6 6 12 29
2004-05 Severstal Cherepovets Russia 23 1 2 3 0
2005-06 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 18 3 11 14 6
2006-07 Avangard Omsk Russia 32 6 6 12 2 9 0 0 0 4
2007-08 HK MVD Moscow Region Russia 57 15 20 35 32 3 1 0 1 0
2008-09 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 26 0 1 1 2
2009-10 EV Zug Swiss 3 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 30 0 3 3 0


Signed as a free agent by Lausanne (Swiss), August 7, 2001.Signed as a free agent by Cherepovets (Russia), November 14, 2004.
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