Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kirill Safronov
Kirill Safronov was born February 26, 1981 in Lenningrad, USSR. The 1st round, 19th overall selection of the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Safronov spent the majority of his career in the St. Petersburg system in Russia.

In his first tour of duty in North America, Safronov was a member of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Quebec Remparts. The defenseman from Lenningrad, Russia played in 55 games with the Remparts, recording 11-32-43 and 95 PIM in 55 games, finishing the season with a plus-28 rating and being named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team.

After only one season in Quebec City, Safronov made his professional debut with the Coyotes AHL affiliate in Springfield in 2000-01. In 65 games with the team, Safronov collected five goals and 13 assists for 18 points ranking third on the team in defensemen scoring.

In 2001-02 Safronov spent the majority of the season in Springfield while only playing one game with Phoenix before being dealt to the Atlanta Thrashers. Upon his arrival in Atlanta, Safronov played in two games with the Thrashers while spending the remainder of the regular season and playoffs with the team's AHL affiliate in Chicago and helping capture the first Calder Cup in team history.

Safronov has since split his time between the Thrashers and their AHL affiliate in Chicago.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 SKA St. Petersburg 2 Russia-3 9 0 0 0 6
1996-97 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 1 0 0 0 0
1997-98 SKA St. Petersburg 2 Russia-3 34 4 3 7 36
1997-98 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 9 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
1998-99 SKA St. Petersburg 2 Russia-4 4 2 1 3 2
1998-99 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 45 1 3 4 32
1998-99 Russia WJ18-A 7 0 2 2 28
1999-00 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 55 11 32 43 95 +28 11 2 4 6 14
1999-00 Russia WJC-A 7 0 3 3 6 +5
2000-01 Springfield Falcons AHL 65 5 13 18 77 -5
2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2
2001-02 Springfield Falcons AHL 68 3 19 22 26 +8
2001-02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -3
2001-02 Chicago Wolves AHL 8 0 2 2 2 -3 25 2 6 8 8
2002-03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 32 2 2 4 14 -10
2002-03 Chicago Wolves AHL 44 4 15 19 29 +8 9 1 2 3 4
2003-04 Chicago Wolves AHL 21 1 4 5 8 -4
2003-04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 59 4 16 20 41 +15 21 0 6 6 20
2004-05 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Russia 19 0 1 1 49
2004-05 Khimik Moscow Region (Voskresensk) Russia 35 5 8 13 34
2005-06 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 46 1 13 14 38 2 0 0 0 0
2006-07 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 46 2 2 4 68 3 0 0 0 2
2007-08 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 57 9 14 23 44 9 1 4 5 2
2008-09 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 38 1 8 9 30 1 0 0 0 0
2009-10 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 14 0 1 1 8
2010-11 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 13 0 2 2 12
2010-11 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 16
2011-12 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 48 0 8 8 30
2012-13 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 15 0 0 0 22
2012-13 Yugra Khanty-Mansiisk KHL 16 1 6 7 22 2 0 0 0 8
2013-14 HKm Zvolen Slovakia 7 0 2 2 6 4 0 0 0 6
2013-14 Yugra Khanty-Mansiisk KHL 6 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 48 1 12 13 39
NHL Totals 35 2 2 4 16


Traded to Atlanta by Phoenix with the rights to Ruslan Zainullin and Phoenix's 5th round pick (Patrick Dwyer) in 2002 NHL Draft for Darcy Hordichuk and Atlanta's 4th (Lance Monych) and 5th (John Zeiler) round picks in 2002 NHL Draft, March 19, 2002. Traded to Nashville by Atlanta with Simon Gamache for Ben Simon and Tomas Kloucek, December 2, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), June 13, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Voskresensk (Russia), December, 2004. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (Russia), July 22, 2005.
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