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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 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. Jul 11 - 8:32 AM

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Andrei Markov got Montreal's big 6-2 Game Four victory starter with a goal just 2:44 into the game on Thursday night.

It was Markov's first goal and second point of the playoffs as well. Markov also contributed another shot, a block, a hit, a takeaway, and two minors through his 22:44 of work. The veteran defender now has five goals and 31 points over 81 career playoff games.
May 7 - 11:16 PM

Defenseman Andrei Markov almost certainly will be back in the Montreal lineup Sunday afternoon, when the Canadiens visit the Panthers in Florida.

Markov was given Friday night off to rest. Markov has nine goals and 37 assists in 78 games this season.
Apr 5 - 1:21 PM

Andrei Markov will be given Friday night off to rest.

The veteran blueliner played in Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Capitals, but the team obviously feels it's more important for him to be at 100 percent for the postseason than to suit up against the Devils.
Apr 3 - 7:14 PM

Andrei Markov is Montreal's nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

The award goes to the player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey." He skated in just 65 games in three seasons from 2009 to 2012, but he's been much healthier for the past few years. Markov played all 48 games during the lockout-shortened season and he suited up in 81 contests in 2013-14. The 36-year-old blueliner has all 76 games under his belt this campaign. He has produced nine goals, 44 points, 165 blocks and a plus-20 rating during that time.
Mar 30 - 11:00 AM

Andrei Markov scored a goal for the Habs, but not much was going on offence as Montreal lost 5-2 to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

Markov snapped a four game pointless drought and raises his total to 43 points in 75 games this season.
Mar 27 - 12:41 AM

Andrei Markov contributed two helpers in Tuesday's win over the St. Louis Blues.

He combined with defense partner P.K. Subban to set up two goals by the Canadiens in a 5-2 victory. The Montreal defense duo had assists on the 17th tallies of the year of Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher. Markov has 36 points this season, while Subban has 44.
Feb 25 - 11:29 AM

Andrei Markov had a productive weekend.

He earned two goals and one assist in two games to hit the 30-point mark. Markov scored on the power play against New Jersey and he potted an empty netter versus the Bruins to give him seven markers on the year.
Feb 9 - 11:09 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Brian Flynn
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Jacob De La Rose
4Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Semin
3Zack Kassian
4Dale Weise
5Devante Smith-Pelly
6Torrey Mitchell
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Jeff Petry
4Alexei Emelin
5Tom Gilbert
6Mark Barberio
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski