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Evgenii Dadonov | Winger | #63

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (71) / FLA
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Evgenii Dadonov registered two assists in a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Dadonov has a goal and five points in four contests this season. He emerged as a star in the KHL and so far it seems he'll be able to make a smooth transition back to the NHL. While he is a bit of a higher risk player, there is the potential that he could end up with 50-60 points in 2017-18. Oct 15 - 5:27 AM

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Evgenii Dadonov got an assist in the Panthers' 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Friday.

It was Dadonov's first regular season game since moving back to North America after five straight seasons in the KHL. Although he had left plenty to be desired when he first switched to European hockey, he developed into a star in the KHL with 30 goals and 66 points in 53 contests last season.
Oct 7 - 4:46 AM

Evgenii Dadonov scored the Florida Panthers' lone goal in their 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Friday night.

Dadonov's second goal of the preseason was reviewed and challenged, but was ultimately upheld. It tied the game in the first period, but the Canadiens went on to win the game. The Panthers are looking to him to replace the production from ageless wonder Jaromir Jagr, and he's been skating with Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov.
Sep 29 - 10:05 PM

It looks as if Evgeny Dadonov will indeed line up on the Panthers' first line alongside Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau.

The line has looked great together and the Panthers' coaching and management staff seem pleased with Dadonov's return to southern Florida. Said GM Dale Tallon: "When [Dadonov] was first here, he just didn't have it together as far as effort, strength and conditioning. He was a 19-year-old from a foreign country. He learned valuable lessons (in Russia), became better on and off the ice. He's a world-class player." It looks as if Barkov and Huberdeau will be just fine without future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr. As for Dadonov, he should be high on draft lists come next week.
Sep 23 - 10:24 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jared McCann
3Denis Malgin
4Connor Brickley
5Micheal Haley
RW1Evgenii Dadonov
2Radim Vrbata
3Owen Tippett
4Colton Sceviour
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Michael Matheson
4Alex Petrovic
5Mark Pysyk
6Ian McCoshen
7MacKenzie Weegar
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer