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Andrei Markov | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
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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. Aug 18 - 10:09 AM

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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.
Jun 23 - 2:14 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
Jun 18 - 2:33 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.
Jun 18 - 10:36 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.
Jun 7 - 6:02 PM

Andrei Markov's agent, Sergei Berezin, thinks a new contract will be reached with the Montreal Canadiens.

"We know what Habs management wants, and they know what Andrei wants," Berezin said. "There are no surprises and I am optimistic in this case, the main reason being that In a translated piece from La Presse, Berezin said: "I feel the team wishes to keep Andrei, and Andrei wants to remain with this team. That's what's important to understand. The rest are just details we need to work out." Markov has played all 765 games of his NHL career with Montreal. He recorded seven goals and 43 points in 81 matches in 2013-14.
Jun 7 - 2:12 PM

Andrei Markov is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July and his future with the Canadiens isn't clear at this moment.

Montreal GM Marc Bergevin wouldn't talk about his pending free agents, but he did hint that training camp would be spirited with defensemen Nathan Beaulieu, Greg Pateryn and Jarred Tinordi set to compete for roster spots. Francis Bouillon, Doug Murray and Mike Weaver can also become UFAs next month, so expect to see some new faces on the Habs' back end next season.
Jun 6 - 8:01 AM

Andrei Markov registered three assists in Montreal's 7-4 victory on Tuesday.

That gives Markov a goal and 10 points in 16 playoff games. He's 35 years old, but Markov hasn't been lucky enough to enjoy many long postseason runs in his career. In fact, he had participated in just 54 playoff contests going into the 2013-14 campaign.
May 28 - 9:44 AM

Andrei Markov found the back of the net in Montreal's 3-2 overtime win against the New York Rangers on Thursday.

It was Markov's first point of the 2014 Eastern Conference Final. He now has a goal and six points in 14 playoff contests.
May 23 - 9:44 AM

Andrei Markov earned an assist in Monday's 4-0 win against Boston in Game 6.

He has collected three helpers in his past two contests to give him a total of five in 10 postseason outings. Markov's assist came on the power play on a goal by Thomas Vanek. He has produced half of his points during the 2014 playoffs with the man advantage.
May 13 - 11:04 AM

Andrei Markov had two assists in Montreal's 4-2 loss to Boston Saturday night.

Markov has four assists and a minus-five rating in nine playoff games this year. The offensive defenseman has 23 points in 63 career postseason contests.
May 11 - 9:45 AM

Andrei Markov collected two assists in Game 1's double overtime win against Boston to open Round 2 of the 2014 playoffs.

Both of assists came on power-play setups to P.K. Subban. Markov didn't have any points in the first round against Tampa Bay.
May 2 - 8:07 AM

Andrei Markov won't play Wednesday night in Chicago.

He is being rested by the Canadiens along with fellow defenseman Alexei Emelin. Carey Price also stayed in Montreal and Peter Budaj will start. The Canadiens host the New York Islanders on Thursday and all of them could be back in the lineup for that contest.
Apr 9 - 8:20 AM

Andrei Markov found the back of the net in Montreal's 7-4 victory.

It was Markov's first goal since March 6. He's been one of the league's top offensive defensemen with seven goals and 43 points in 78 games this season.
Apr 5 - 10:01 AM

Andrei Markov scored a goal and registered an assist in Montreal's 5-2 loss to Phoenix Thursday night.

Montreal tied the game at 7:13 when Markov's blast from the left circle beat Mike Smith. Markov now has six goals and 32 assists in 65 games this season. Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Canadiens, while defenseman P.K Subban added two helpers in the loss.
Mar 7 - 3:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
4Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Dale Weise
5Brandon Prust
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj
3Dustin Tokarski