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Andrei Markov | Defenseman | #79

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 194
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 6 (162) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Andrei Markov has become an iron man over the past four seasons.
He has missed just two games during that span and they were both to give him some rest before the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "Touch wood," Markov said. "I just try to follow my routine every day. To be honest with you, it's not easy. But you realize you have no choice - you have to take care of yourself, be well rested and well prepared. That's what I try to do, and I enjoy every day." He also stated that he adds something new to his off-season training each year to challenge and improve himself. Markov has skated in 928 career NHL contests, which puts him on track for game No. 1,000 at home against the Ottawa Senators on March 19 if his durability remains intact. Jul 25 - 8:00 PM

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Andrei Markov posted a pair of helpers during Saturday's 5-2 win over Tampa Bay.

Markov finishes the 2015-16 campaign with 39 assists and 44 points. It's the seventh time in his career he's had at least 40 points in a season.
Apr 9 - 11:30 PM

Andrei Markov found the back of the net in Montreal's 3-2 overtime win over Buffalo on Wednesday night.

He scored a power-play goal to give him 40 points in 71 games this season. The veteran defender concluded Wednesday's contest with 12 penalty minutes and three shots.
Mar 17 - 8:18 AM

With his pair of helpers during Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Kings, Andrei Markov is now up to points in eight of his last 10 games.

One of the all-time great defenders for Montreal and Russia, Markov now has 10 assists and 11 points during that span. Mighty impressive. Through 65 games this season he has 33 assists and 37 points.
Mar 4 - 1:54 AM

Andrei Markov picked up two assists in Wednesday's 4-3 win over Washington.

He earned the secondary helper on goals by Brendan Gallagher (power play) and Alex Galchenyuk in the surprising victory. Markov has accounted for one goal and four helpers over a four-game point streak and he has eight points in the past eight matches.
Feb 25 - 8:19 AM

Andrei Markov scored in Montreal's 3-2 loss to Colorado on Wednesday night.

He opened the scoring in the match during the first period and finished with four shots on goal. The 37-year-old blueliner has four goals and 29 points in 58 games this season.
Feb 18 - 8:00 AM

Andrei Markov just keeps climbing Montreal's all-time assist list.

With his 407th career helper, all with the Canadiens, on Sunday Markov moved into sole possession of 10th all-time in assists in Montreal's illustrious history. He currently ranks second all-time among defenders behind Larry Robinson's 686, but it's perfectly realistic that Markov can finish nestled between Jacques Lemaire's 469 and Robinson when all is said and done.
Feb 7 - 9:12 PM

Andrei Markov scored his third goal of the season in a 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

The goal came just prior to the conclusion of the first period and cut Philadelphia's lead to 2-1. He finished the evening with a minus-1 rating, two shots on goal, two hits and one blocked shot in just over 21 minutes of ice time. Markov now has three goals and 25 points in 51 games this season. The 37-year-old has just four points in his last 13 games.
Feb 2 - 9:57 PM

Andrei Markov would be a difficult player to trade for the Canadiens.

He still has another season left on his deal at a cap hit of $5.75 million and he has a modified no-trade clause. The 37-year-old defender has two goals and 24 points in 50 games this season.
Jan 28 - 8:42 AM

Andrei Markov reached the 20-assist milestone on Saturday.

Although Markov is 37 years old, he is still a great offensive defenseman. He reached the 50-point mark in 2014-15 and while he might not repeat that feat, his 22 points in 43 contests is still pretty impressive.
Jan 10 - 10:32 AM

Andrei Markov scored a power-play goal in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.

He has registered both of his goals and eight of his 15 points with the man advantage this season. Markov has earned a power-play point in four of his last five games.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 08:42:00 AM

Andrei Markov has received the NHL's second star of the week honor.

The veteran defender notched a goal and five assists in three games. Markov enjoyed a five-point performance against Buffalo on Oct. 23. He has 10 points and a plus-11 rating in nine games this year.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 04:43:00 PM

Andrei Markov leads the NHL in plus/minus.

He has a plus-14 rating which is tops in the league. With nine points in eight games, the 36-year-old Markov is proving he still has plenty in the tank. The Canadiens actually dominate the top 10 in this category with P.K. Subban at plus-13, Max Pacioretty at plus-11, Plekanec at plus-10 and Brendan Gallagher at plus-eight.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 11:52:00 AM

On Friday night, Andrei Markov, with one goal and four assists led the Habs to a 7-2 blowout win over the Sabres.

Even at 36, Markov continues to put up points. On top of his five points, he finished the game a plus-4. He now has nine points in just eight games to start the season and will look to continue his great start to the season tomorrow night against the Maple Leafs.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 09:50:00 PM

Andrei Markov doesn't believe that the lack of a captain is an issue for the Montreal Canadiens.

"I don’t see the big problem," said the longtime alternate captain. "It’s not the players’ call, it’s from the top of the organization. You should ask them, not the players. If you want to be successful, you need to have 23 leaders in the room. Twenty-three captains.". After Brian Gionta signed with the Buffalo Sabres last off-season, the Canadiens never named a new captain for the 2014-15 season.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 08:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Tomas Plekanec
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Phillip Danault
4Artturi Lehkonen
5Daniel Carr
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Radulov
3Torrey Mitchell
4Paul Byron
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Greg Pateryn
7Mikhail Sergachev
8Zach Redmond
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya