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Andrei Markov | Defenseman | #79

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (38) / 12/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 6 (162) / MON
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Flyers GM Ron Hextall denied reports that Philadelphia has been pursuing Andrei Markov.
"Don’t believe everything you read or hear," Hextall said. "I haven’t talked to Andrei Markov." In general, Hextall isn't looking to add veterans to short-term contracts as he'd rather give one of the Flyers' prospects an opportunity to play with the squad. As for Markov, he still might end up re-signing with Montreal, which is the only franchise he's play for during his NHL career. Jul 6 - 5:03 AM

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Although he did not sign a contract with Montreal on Saturday it is still possible that Andrei Markov could ink a deal with the Habs on Sunday.

In fact, many hockey experts in Montreal still believe it is likely Markov will ultimately return to the Canadiens and it could be as soon as Sunday. Stay tuned for further updates.
Jul 2 - 10:03 AM

The Montreal Canadiens and pending unrestricted free agent Andrei Markov are reportedly at an "impasse" when it comes to contract talks.

Markov has been a member of the Canadiens since the 2000-01 season. He's never left the club or even hit free agency during his career, but that might change as of tomorrow. The 38-year-old is reportedly looking for a two-year contract, but Montreal is apprehensive about the second year. It'll be interesting to see how this all shakes out.
Jun 30 - 7:42 PM

Andrei Markov is reportedly looking for a two-year deal from the Montreal Canadiens.

Markov will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st unless the two sides can get something done before then. The 38-year-old is closer to the end of his career than the beginning, but he showed that he's still capable of being a top four defenseman in the NHL. Markov had six goals and 36 points while averaging 21:50 of ice time in 62 games last season. A multi-year deal with a 38-year-old is always risky, but it might be in Montreal's best interest to get this done.
Jun 24 - 1:10 PM

Andrei Markov would like to finish his career with the Montreal Canadiens.

Markov has completed his three-year, $17.25 million contract. He's 38 years old, but he still was an offensive contributor in 2016-17 with six goals and 36 points in 62 games. He also had a plus-18 rating and logged 21:50 minutes per contest. He's spent his entire 990 game career with Montreal and we imagine that the two sides will be able to find a common ground during their contract talks.
Apr 24 - 2:07 PM

Andrei Markov received a game misconduct late in Game 1 on Wednesday night for a spear to New York's Rick Nash.

The Canadiens' frustration boiled over in the last minute of a 2-0 loss to the Rangers. Markov was given 10-minute penalty and the NHL could look at the play to see if it warrants additional discipline.
Apr 13 - 9:31 AM

Andrei Markov won't face the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Markov isn't injured, but the Canadiens will give him the night off with the playoffs right around the corner. The veteran finished the year with six goals and 30 assists in 62 games this season. Max Pacioretty, Alexander Radulov, Carey Price, Shea Weber, and Alexei Emelin are also out tonight.
Apr 8 - 10:10 AM

With his two goals Saturday night, Andrei Markov ended a 15-game goalless drought.

Markov had not scored a goal since February 18th against the Jets, so he was due. The 38-year-old rearguard is putting up another strong season with 35 points in 56 games.
Mar 26 - 10:31 AM

Andrei Markov scored two goals and had an assist in the 3-1 victory of the Canadiens over the Senators Saturday night.

Markov had a piece of all three Canadiens goals. He buried the game winner at the 1:13 mark of the second and later had an unassisted, power-play goal. Markov now has six goals and 35 points for the season.
Mar 25 - 10:55 PM

Andrei Markov could soon be forming a defense pairing with Shea Weber.

For now, Markov will continue to play with Jeff Petry, while Weber plays with Alexei Emelin. With Montreal struggling badly, that could change in the near future, according to head coach Claude Julien. "I know Shea’s played with Marky (Andrei Markov) as a pair and stuff like that," Julien said. "Certainly, something you could always go back to. Certainly an option here moving forward." Markov and Weber play together on the Canadiens' top power play unit, so they are familiar with each other.
Feb 25 - 11:33 AM

Andrei Markov picked up 25th point of the season during Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Jets.

The tally was his fourth goal of the season, giving him two goals and three points through eight games in February.
Feb 18 - 7:03 PM

Andrei Markov produced a goal and an assist in a 5-4 overtime win versus Arizona on Thursday.

His third goal of the season gave Montreal a 2-0 lead after the first period and his assist on a power-play marker by Max Pacioretty tied the game at 3-3 early in the third. Markov has three points in six games since returning to the lineup from a lower-body injury.
Feb 10 - 8:58 AM

Andrei Markov will be back in the lineup Tuesday.

He is no longer listed on injured reserve and will return from a 19-game absence when Montreal hosts Buffalo. Markov has collected 21 points in 31 games this campaign.
Jan 31 - 12:39 PM

Andrei Markov (lower body) appears to be poised to return to the lineup on Tuesday night.

He took part in Monday's practice and has been cleared medically to return from a lower-body injury. Markov has missed the last 19 contests and his status should be revealed after the morning skate.
Jan 31 - 10:34 AM

Andrei Markov resumed skating Saturday as he tries to come back from a groin muscle injury.

This is good news as Markov had stopped skating Thursday when the recovery progress had seemingly come to a halt. We do not expect Markov to return to action before the All-Star break, although a return soon thereafter is a possibility.
Jan 22 - 11:12 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Tomas Plekanec
3Phillip Danault
4Peter Holland
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Artturi Lehkonen
3Andrew Shaw
4Andreas Martinsen
5Charles Hudon
RW1Jonathan Drouin
2Brendan Gallagher
3Ales Hemsky
4Paul Byron
5Torrey Mitchell
D1Shea Weber
2Karl Alzner
3Jeff Petry
4David Schlemko
5Jordie Benn
6Brandon Davidson
7Matt Taormina
8Jakub Jerabek
9Joe Morrow
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya