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Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/21/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 170

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Alexander Burmistrov wants to make his return to the NHL.
The former eighth overall pick in 2010 of the then-Atlanta Thrashers, now Winnipeg Jets, has spent the last two seasons with Kazan Ak-Bars of the KHL. He's posted just 20 goals and 63 points in 107 combined games during that span. Burmistrov will be entering his age-24 season in October, he collected 23 goals and 58 points in 194 games with the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise over four seasons before signing with Kazan Ak-Bars. May 21 - 10:50 PM
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In an interview for, Alexander Burmistrov will almost certainly return to NHL.

He's already committed to playing in the KHL for the 2014-15 campaign, but he could return the season after. His NHL rights would still be owned by the Winnipeg Jets, but he could be moved to another team if a deal cannot be reached.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 03:23:00 PM

Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff didn't have much to say about Alexander Burmistrov's decision to stay in the KHL for another season.

"You know what, honestly, it's kind of a fluid situation from our standpoint," he said. "It's out of our control. If he chooses to stay there, that's obviously his prerogative." Burmistrov notched 10 goals and 37 points in 54 games with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL last season. He has one year left on his current contract.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 07:22:00 AM

Alexander Burmistrov plans to stay in the KHL for the 2014-15 campaign.

Burmistrov had 10 goals and 37 points in 54 KHL contests with Kazan Ak-Bars. The then Atlanta Thrashers took him with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He ended up playing in 194 NHL games before returning to Russia.
Fri, May 30, 2014 06:56:00 PM

Alexander Burmistrov apparently wasn't happy that Olli Jokinen got more ice time than him in Winnipeg last season.

Burmistrov has reportedly cited that and issues with coach Claude Noel for his departure to play in the KHL next season. He averaged 15:38 minutes of ice time over 44 contests last year, while Jokinen averaged 17:07 in 45 games despite even though he struggled to put up points.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 01:27:00 PM

Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel says Alexander Burmistrov never said anything about having problems with him.

The comments come a week after Burmistrov's agent blamed his client's relationship with Noel as one of the reasons Burmistrov left for the KHL. "He's elected to change locations to advance his career — I guess that's what he believes," Noel said. "But I don't really have any comment on what somebody else says. If Alexander had problems with me, he’s never mentioned it to me." The Jets retain Burmistrov's NHL rights, but it could be a couple years before we see him again.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 08:31:00 PM

Alexander Burmistrov's agent conceded that the relationship between Jets coach Claude Noel and the forward was part of the reason he left for the KHL.

Burmistrov signed a two-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan, with one of the other reasons for leaving being that he has a chance to play for his hometown team. His agent didn't disclose the instances that bothered the forward, but Burmistrov clearly wasn't happy with Noel when he had to sit for four games as a healthy scratch last season. Burmistrov's agent said "of course yes" when asked if the forward would consider returning to the NHL.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 12:26:00 PM

Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff released a statement regarding Alexander Burmistrov's decision to sign a two-year KHL contract.

"Through our conversations and correspondence with Alex and his agent, it became apparent Alex had a desire to continue his development as a young player in the KHL," Cheveldayoff said. "He remains a very talented player within the Jets organization and we will continue to monitor his progress and development going forward." Although the Jets will retain Burmistrov's NHL rights, this can't be painted as anything other than a loss for Winnipeg. The then Atlanta Thrashers claimed Burmistrov with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 02:53:00 PM

Alexander Burmistrov has signed a two-year contract with the KHL's Ak Bars Kazan.

Burmistrov was a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract. He had four goals and 10 points in 44 games with the Winnipeg Jets in 2013.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 12:19:00 PM

Winnipeg Jets tender qualifying offer to Alexander Burmistrov.

This comes on the heels of Burmistrov's rumored departure to the KHL. Even if the centerman does bolt for Russia, the Jets would retain his NHL rights after presenting him with a qualifying offer. The same situation applies to Tomas Kubalik, who the Jets also tendered after he signed with a KHL club.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 09:58:00 AM

Alexander Burmistrov may be close to signing with a KHL team, according to rumors.

Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff didn't have much to say about the situation. "There's lots of rumours out there. I can't get into it too, too much," said the Jets GM. "I guess if it's choice of his where he does want to go play in Russia I can't compete with that. We'll continue to negotiate and continue to see how it goes from that point on." Burmistrov is set to become a restricted free agent, but according to reports he has no interest in re-signing with the Jets.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 09:50:00 AM

The Flames may be interested in acquiring Alexander Burmistrov from the Jets for a draft pick.

Burmsitrov wants out of Winnipeg and indicated that he won't re-sign with the Jets. If that's the case, then there are worse places he could land than Calgary. He could get the chance to play in the Flames' top six which would do wonders for his fantasy value.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Alexander Burmistrov's agent, Mark Gandler, is reportedly gauging interest around the league for his client.

It was reported in May that Burmistrov doesn't want to re-sign with the Winnipeg Jets, but as a restricted free agent, with no arbitration rights, he doesn't have much leverage in the situation.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 07:19:00 AM

According to two league sources, Alexander Burmistrov has no intention of re-signing with the Winnipeg Jets.

He is slated for restricted free agency. Burmistrov reportedly wanted to be dealt at the trade deadline and despite discussions with Ottawa, Buffalo and the New York Islanders, the Jets were unsuccessful in moving him. His agent, Mark Gandler, wouldn't say much about the matter, but he did say that "Alex is not going to sign in the KHL." Burmistrov hasn't been very productive in three seasons, with 23 goals and 35 assists in 194 career contests, but he's still just 21 years of age so it might be too early to label him as a bust.
Wed, May 22, 2013 09:39:00 AM

Alexander Burmistrov logged a season-high 20:45 of ice time in Tuesday's shootout win against Tampa Bay.

The Jets third line of Burmistrov, Eric Tangradi and Mike Santorelli was praised for their work after the contest by coach Claude Noel. "I thought they were outstanding," Noel said. "I thought they were really good. That was one of the better games I've seen Burmi play. He was really good." From a fantasy standpoint, Burmistrov had two shots, a minus-1 rating and four hits. He's taking a defensive role as the regular season nears completion.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 09:32:00 AM

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