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Andrei Markov | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197
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Andrei Markov picked up three assists in Montreal's 6-4 win over the Islanders on Saturday.
Markov now has five assists in his last three contests. The 36-year-old is getting up there in age, but he has been a rock on defense for Montreal. Markov has five goals and 25 points in 44 games this season. Some would argue that he's been the Habs' best defenseman, ahead of PK Subban, this year. Jan 18 - 11:50 AM

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Andrei Markov contributed a pair of assists in Montreal's comeback win against Columbus Wednesday night.

Both of his helpers came with the man advantage on goals by Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban. Montreal went down to the Blue Jackets by a 2-0 score early in the third, but they scored three unanswered markers to claim the victory. Markov has three assists in his past two games after going five straight contests without a point.
Jan 15 - 10:51 AM

Andrei Markov appeared in the 800th game of his NHL career on Tuesday night.

He celebrated the milestone by recording his fifth goal of the 2014-15 season. Markov has generated two goals and four assists during a current five-game point streak.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Andrei Markov notched a goal and an assist in Montreal's 4-3 win against Colorado on Monday night.

He has recorded two of his three goals this season on the power play and he has 12 points in 26 games.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 07:56:00 AM

Andrei Markov scored his 100th NHL goal in Montreal's 2-0 win over Boston on Saturday.

Markov has played his entire 14-year career with the Habs and has been one of their top defensemen since he's come into the league. The 35-year-old can still produce offense. He has two goals and 10 points in 22 games this season.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 12:45:00 PM

Andrei Markov registered a power-play goal in the Canadiens’ 2-0 win over the Bruins on Saturday night.

Markov also had two shots on goal and two penalty minutes. With two goals and 10 points in 22 games, Markov has been pretty quiet offensively this season. While he has the pedigree, it’s worth noting that he’s 37 years old and everyone in the league slows down at some point. Tomas Plekanec potted the other goal and had a helper. Brendan Gallagher assisted twice, while Alex Galchenyuk picked up the other helper.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 10:52:00 PM

Veteran Andrei Markov leads the Habs in time on ice.

You read that right. The soon-to-be 36-year-old defenseman with two wonky knees has been an ironman of sorts this season. Markov is averaging 25:47 minutes per game, 43 seconds more than P.K. Subban. He has four points in 11 games and a plus four plus/minus rating.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Andrei Markov is one point behind Doug Harvey for a share of third place among Montreal Canadiens defensemen.

Larry Robinson leads the pack with a whopping point total of 883, while Guy Lapointe is next at 572. Markov has been held pointless in his past five games and needs one to reach 447 for his career. He also needs one goal to reach 100.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 10:42:00 AM

Andrei Markov was phenomenal in Montreal’s 4-3 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers, according to his head coach Michel Therrien.

Markov registered a goal and two assists in the win and played a team-high 27:46 in the game. "Andrei Markov was phenomenal," Therrien said. "He made some great plays. He scored the first goal and he made a great pass on Plekanec’s goal. He has the vision to make those plays." The three points were his first points of the season. He is also plus-five in three games this season. He is a must-own in standard leagues.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 08:48:00 AM

Andrei Markov led the way for the Canadiens in their come-from-behind 4-3 shootout win against the Flyers on Saturday night.

Markov scored and had two assists. Montreal trailed 3-0 in the third period, then stormed back with three goals in 7 minutes, 35 seconds. Markov’s goal was the first one of the comeback. Tomas Plekanec scored and assisted as well, with Alex Galchenyuk notching the other goal. One of those great wins on the road, Montreal fired 19 shots in the third period, giving up just four.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 11:31:00 PM

Current Senator and former head coach/hockey analyst Jacques Demers believes that Andrei Markov should be the next captain of the Montreal Canadiens.

If he was given the "C" then he would be one of only two Russian captains in the NHL, with Washington's Alex Ovechkin being the other. Other options for the team's captaincy could include P.K. Subban or Tomas Plekanec.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Andrei Markov has signed a three-year, $17.25 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

That's identical to his previous contract. When he signed his last deal, there were some concerns given his, at the time, recent injury history. He's been healthy for the last two seasons, but his age is a concern now, given that he'll turn 36 in December. Still, he scored seven goals and 43 points in 81 games last season while averaging 25:14 minutes, so it seems likely that he would have commanded just as much on the open market.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Andrei Markov's agent doesn't expect anything to happen soon with his client.

Markov is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and it wouldn't be surprising to see him test the waters. He's reportedly seeking a three-year, $18 million contract.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 02:33:00 PM

Andrei Markov is reportedly asking for a three-year, $18 million contract extension.

That might be a little rich for the Canadiens' tastes, given that Markov will turn 36 in December. Still, Markov excelled last season with seven goals and 43 points in 81 games, so he might get something in that range on the open market.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 10:36:00 AM

According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, Andrei Markov is not close to a new deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

The two sides appear to be interested in reaching an agreement, though. Markov is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 06:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Gabriel Dumont
5Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Jiri Sekac
4Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Brandon Prust
4Dale Weise
5Christian Thomas
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Sergei Gonchar
4Alexei Emelin
5Tom Gilbert
6Mike Weaver
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski