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Evgeny Dadonov | Winger | #36

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 178
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (71) / FLA
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Newly-signed Evgeny Dadonov could end playing on the Panthers' top line alongside Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau.
At least that is how Florida GM envisages Dadonov's role. Of Dadonov, who had a career-high 66 points in 53 games in the KHL last season, Tallon had this to say: "He’s a totally different player now, fitness level, nutrition, maturity. High speed, work ethic, gets on pucks and makes plays. ... He plays a hard, 200-foot game, is very creative and very fast. In the last three years at the World Championships he’s been arguably the best player in the tournament playing on a very good Russian team." Looks like Dadonov should go right to the top of your sleeper list for next season. Jul 2 - 9:39 AM

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The Florida Panthers have signed Evgeny Dadonov to a three-year contract.

The deal was reported on Friday, but it's now official. He'll reportedly come with a $4 million annual cap hit. He's spent the last five seasons in the KHL, recording 30 goals and 66 points in 53 contests in 2016-17. Before his stint in the KHL, he played in Florida's organization and had 10 goals and 20 points in 55 career NHL games. "We are thrilled to welcome Evgeny back to South Florida," said Panthers GM Dale Tallon. "He is an exciting, talented forward who fits well with our core group. We are pleased that Evgeny has chosen to continue his NHL career as a Panther."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 1 - 3:10 PM

The Florida Panthers have reportedly signed Evgeny Dadonov to a three-year deal worth $4 million per season.

Dadonov is making his way to the NHL after spending the last five years in the KHL. The 28-year-old last played in the NHL during the 2011-12 season when he was a member of these same Panthers. Dadonov had 30 goals and 66 points in 53 games with St. Petersburg SKA. He'll be an intriguing but risky fantasy option next season.
Jun 30 - 8:29 PM

Vegas GM George McPhee has confirmed that the Golden Knights have had discussions with Evgeny Dadonov.

That confirms a previous report that Vegas was interested in signing Dadonov. He scored 30 goals and 66 points in 53 games with the KHL's St. Petersburg SKA this season. Signing with Vegas would keep him with Vadim Shipachev, who was his linemate with St. Petersburg in 2016-17. All that being said, McPhee isn't sure if Dadonov will end up with Vegas or even move to North America.
May 5 - 6:38 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights are reportedly interested in signing the KHL's Evgeny Dadonov.

Dadonov had 30 goals and 66 points in 53 games with the KHL's St. Petersburg SKA in 2016-17. The Golden Knights have already signed his KHL linemate, Vadim Shipachev, so the expansion team could be led by a duo very familiar with each other next season. It makes sense for Las Vegas. Although they'll get some good talent through the expansion draft, the Golden Knights won't have much in the way of players that have experience working with each other, so this would help them gain with some initial line chemistry. Plus if your ever going to roll the dice on a pair of KHL stars that may or may not translate well to the NHL, then an expansion season when expectations are low is the time to do it.
Source: NBC Sports
May 5 - 1:33 PM

Evgenii Dadonov comes into Team Russia's quarter finals match with Team Sweden tied for the tournament lead in points at the World Hockey Championship.

Dadonov, who is now 26 years old and was picked by Carolina 71st overall in 2007, has four goals and 11 points through Russia's first seven games. He also sits tied with Sweden's Oliver Ekman-Larsson as well.
Tue, May 12, 2015 08:45:00 PM

Evgenii Dadonov recorded two goals and added one assist in a 4-2 victory for HC Donbass versus Dinamo Riga.

He played in 15 games with the Florida Panthers in 2011-12, but spent the majority of his time in the minors where he skated in 55 contests between San Antonio and Charlotte. Dadonov signed on with the KHL this past summer, so he's unlikely to return even when the lockout is over.
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 02:40:00 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes received Evgenii Dadonov and A.J. Jenks from the Florida Panthers on Wednesday in exchange for Jonathan Matsumoto and Mattias Lindstrom.

The 22-year-old Dadonov has the most NHL experience of the players involved in the deal. In 55 games with the Panthers, he has registered 10 goals and 10 assists. After a poor showing at training camp, he started the 2011-12 campaign in the minors but he does have some offensive talent. Dadonov should get an opportunity with the Hurricanes before the end of the year and don't be shocked if he plays alongside Eric Staal when he is called up.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 08:32:00 AM

Evgenii Dadonov has been sent down to the minors.

Dadonov has two goals and three points in 15 games with Florida this season. He's expected to report to AHL San Antonio.
Sat, Dec 31, 2011 10:13:00 AM

Evgenii Dadonov has been recalled by the Florida Panthers.

He has posted two goals in 12 games with the Panthers this season.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 05:38:00 PM

The Florida Panthers have assigned forward Evgeni Dadonov to San Antonio of the AHL.

Dadonov had 17 points in 36 games last season, but he has spent the majority of the season in the minors. He has only two goals in 12 games for the Panthers on the season. Dadonov should get another stint with the big club before the end of the 2011-12 campaign.
Source: TSN.ca
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 10:36:00 AM

Evgeny Dadonov scored for Florida in his season debut on Sunday after being called up from the minors.

He posted the goal on his only shot of the contest during his 9:22 of ice time. The Panthers also got a late marker from Tomas Fleischmannm, but ended up losing to Philadelphia by a score of 3-2.
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 09:37:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have recalled Evgeny Dadonov from the AHL.

Dadonov had 17 points in 36 games last season but has not suited up this year for the Panthers. In 9 AH games this year he had three goals and an assist.
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 06:30:00 PM

Evgeny Dadonov was sent to the AHL because he wasn't going to get any playing time with the Panthers in the near future, according to Panthers coach Kevin Dineen.

"I look at Dads as a very effective player, he plays a lot of different roles in the lineup, but right now he wasn’t in the lineup; he can play on a skill line, a checking line but he needs to play," Dineen said. "I didn’t forsee him getting any playing time here this weekend and felt he should get to San Antonio, play some games. That’s what we need him to do. He didn’t have a great training camp, but we still respect his skill and talent that he has, and he needs to play some games early and help us as the season progresses." Dadonov should get another stint with the Florida Panthers before the end of the 2011-12 campaign.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 03:55:00 PM

Evgeny Dadonov has been assigned to AHL San Antonio.

He watched Florida's first two games of the season as a healthy scratch, so it will be better for him to get into some game action in the minors. Dadonov has offensive potential and he should be back in the NHL this year if injuries occur.
Thu, Oct 13, 2011 07:03:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
5Curtis Valk
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jared McCann
3Denis Malgin
4Micheal Haley
5Henrik Haapala
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Evgeny Dadonov
3Colton Sceviour
4Maxim Mamin
5Jayce Hawryluk
6Owen Tippett
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Michael Matheson
3Keith Yandle
4Jason Demers
5Mark Pysyk
6Alex Petrovic
7Ian McCoshen
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer