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Nikolai Khabibulin
Nikolai Khabibulin
Goaltender
(hah-bee-BOO-lihn, NIH-koh-ligh)
Number: 39
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 208
Catches: Left
Born: Jan 13, 1973
Birthplace: Sverdlovsk, Russia
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Acquired: Signed as free agent on 7/5/13
Drafted: WIN / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (204th overall)
CAREER

2012-13:
Posted a 4-6-1 record in 12 regular-season games with EDM … Shared 13th in the NHL with a .923 save percentage (min. 10 GP), equaling a career best … Notched a 2.54 goals-against average … Posted one shutout on March 26 at STL, making a season-high 43 saves … Missed eight games due to injury (Feb. 28-March 12).

2011-12: Appeared in 40 regular-season games with EDM, posting a 12-20-7 record, 2.65 GAA and .910 SV% … Stopped 19 shots for his first shutout of the season on Oct. 22 vs. NYR … Named the NHL’s Third Star of the Month in October … Recorded his second shutout of the season on Nov. 3 at LAK, turning aside 19 shots.

2010-11: Played in 47 regular-season games, registering a 10-32-4 record, 3.40 GAA and .890 SV% … Recorded a shutout in his first game of the season on Oct. 7 vs. CGY, making 37 saves … Tallied a 5-0 win on Dec. 2 at TOR after stopping 33 shots in his first game since returning from injury … Made a season-high 41 saves twice (Oct. 16 at CGY, April 6 at CGY) … Missed seven games due to injury (Nov. 18-Dec. 1).

2009-10: Appeared in 18 regular-season games, notching a 7-9-2 record, 3.03 GAA and .909 SV%  … Stopped 30 shots and all three shooters in a 5-4 on Oct. 6 vs. DAL for his 300th career NHL win … Posted a season-high 40 saves in a 6-5 shootout win on Oct. 29 vs. DET … Missed 60 games due to injury (Nov. 21-April 10).

2008-09: Led Blackhawks goaltenders in wins (25-8-7), GAA (2.33), SV% (.919), games played (42) and tied for the lead in shutouts (3) … Shared third in the NHL in GAA, which tied for the second-lowest mark of his career … Started 11 of Chicago’s final 13 regular-season tilts, posting an 8-1-2 mark with two shutouts and a 2.03 GAA … Shut out the defending Stanley Cup champions DET in the regular-season finale on April 12 after blanking CBJ (April 5) and EDM (Oct. 22) … Reached the 20-win plateau for the 10th time in his 17-year NHL career … Recorded a season-high 39 saves on a season-high 44 shots in a shootout loss vs. DET on Oct. 25.

2007-08: Registered his ninth career 20-win season after accruing a 23-20-6 record in 50 regular-season games with the Blackhawks … Posted wins in four straight contests from Dec. 19-26 … Made a season-high 39 saves on a season-high 42 shots on Nov. 17 vs. DET, the 600th contest of his career … Led the club with two shutouts (Feb. 20 vs. MIN, March 19 vs. WSH) … Dished out a career-high two assists on Nov. 28 vs. TBL, matching a franchise record.

2006-07: Appeared in 60 regular-season games, posting a 25-26-5 record … Recorded a .902 SV% with 1,505 saves … Tallied 30-plus saves in 14 games … Missed eight games due to injury (Oct. 21-Nov. 17) … Returned to the lineup on Nov. 17 vs. COL and made 42 saves in regulation and three shootout saves in a 4-3 win … Recorded his first shutout as a Blackhawk, making 26 saves in a 3-0 win vs. LAK on March 15 … Posted a career-high 56 saves on 58 shots vs. DET on April 5 … Reached the 20-plus win mark for the eighth time in his career.

2005-06: Started a team-high 50 games in net for the Blackhawks, posting a 17-26-6 record … Made his Blackhawks debut vs. ANA on Oct. 5, making 24 saves in a 5-3 loss … Registered his first win as a Blackhawk on Oct. 7 vs. SJS, collecting 21 saves in a 6-3 win … Appeared in his 500th career game at ATL on Dec. 11, making 33 saves in regulation and stopping 3 of 5 shooters in the shootout in a 5-4 win … Recorded a season-high 44 saves in a 3-2 OT win vs. STL on March 29 … Missed 23 games due to injury (Dec. 30-Jan. 18; Jan. 22-March 7).

2004-05: Played in 24 regular-season games with Russia’s AK Bars Kazan, compiling a 16-5-3 record with a 1.65 GAA … Played in two playoff games.

2003-04: Posted a 28-19-7 record in 55 regular-season games with TBL … Set a franchise record for single-season GAA (2.33; min. 30 GP) … His 28 wins in a single season ranks fourth in franchise history … Surpassed Daren Puppa for most consecutive wins in franchise history (7) and most career wins with TBL (78) on Mar. 5 vs. NJD … Set a TBL record for career shutouts (13) on Nov. 23 at CAR with a 37-save performance … Was named the NHL’s Defensive Player of the Month in October after going undefeated and allowing two goals or fewer in each of his October starts … Posted a 5-0-1 record with a 1.63 GAA and .940 SV% in October … Posted a 16-7 record in 23 playoff games en route to the 2004 Stanley Cup Championship … Ranked second in the league with a postseason career-best 1.71 GAA (min. 5 GP) … Ranked fourth in the NHL with a playoff career-high .933 SV% (min. 5 GP) … Shared the league lead with five shutouts.

2002-03: Registered a 30-22-11 record in 65 regular-season games … Set TBL franchise record for wins in a season … Voted in as a starter for the 2003 NHL All-Star Game (fourth All-Star Game appearance, first start) … Shared sixth in the NHL in games played (65) and ranked eighth in minutes (3,787) and 11th in wins … Named NHL Player of the Month in March (7-0-3, 1.27 GAA, .953 SV%) … Opened the season with a nine-game unbeaten streak (7-0-2) … Recorded a career-long 16-game unbeaten streak (12-0-4, 1.23 GAA, .954 SV%) from Feb. 15-Apr. 2 … Appeared in 10 of 11 playoff games, posting a 5-5 record with a 2.42 GAA and .913 SV% … Made a franchise playoff record and career-high 61 saves on 62 shots in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal at WSH as TBL clinched the series in triple overtime on April 20.

2001-02: Notched a 24-32-10 record in 70 regular-season games … Shared second in the NHL in shutouts (7) and fifth in SV% (.920) … Ranked fourth in saves (1,761) and fifth in games played (70) … Posted a 2.36 GAA … Set team single-season records for SV%, SO, saves and GP … Stopped all 20 shots he faced in the third period to earn the win for the World Team at the 2002 NHL All-Star Game (third All-Star appearance).

2000-01: Appeared in two games with TBL, posting a 1-1-0 record with a 2.92 GAA and a .913 SV%.

1999-2000: Appeared in 33 games with Long Beach (IHL), posting a 21-11-1 record with a 1.83 GAA and .930 SV%.

1998-99: Registered a 32-23-7 record in 63 regular-season games with PHX … Finished third in the NHL in shutouts (8) and sixth in GAA (2.13) … Shared fourth in SV% (.923) and fifth in wins (32) … Tied the franchise record for career shutouts (21) … Earned his 100th career NHL win on Nov. 20 at SJS … Played for the World Team at the NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 24 in TBL … Registered a 3-4 record, .924 SV% and 2.41 GAA in seven postseason appearances.

1997-98: Tallied a 30-28-10 record in 70 regular-season games … Ranked sixth in the NHL in wins (30) and 13th in shutouts (4) … Appeared in his first NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 18 in Vancouver … Played in four playoff games vs. DET, posting a 2-1 record.

1996-97: Posted a 30-33-6 record in 72 regular-season games … Set career highs in GP (72) and minutes (4,091)… Posted three consecutive road SO (March 5-8) … Registered a 3-4 record, a 2.11 GAA and .932 SV% in seven playoff games …Collected his first career playoff shutout, stopping 32 shots in Game 4 of the WCQF vs. ANA on Apr. 22.

1995-96: Notched a 26-20-3 record in 53 regular-season games with WPG (1972) … Recorded two shutouts … Tallied a 2-4 record in six postseason games … Played in his first career playoff game on Apr. 17 at DET … Recorded his first playoff win (4-1) in Game 3 at DET on Apr. 21.

1994-95: Appeared in 26 regular-season games as a rookie, posting an 8-9-4 record … Made his NHL debut on Jan. 21 vs. ANA in a 4-3 loss … Recorded his first NHL win on Feb. 6 at CGY … Posted a 9-9-3 record in 23 regular-season games with the American Hockey League’s Springfield Indians.

1993-94: Started all 46 games for CSKA (CIS League) … Posted five shutouts and a 2.65 GAA.

1992-93: Appeared in 13 games with CSKA, posting a 3.29 GAA.

1991-92: Played in two games in his first season with CSKA, posting a 3.52 GAA.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
: Won a bronze medal with Team Russia at the 2002 Winter Olympics … Named the Olympics’ Top Goaltender … Played two games for Team Russia in the 1996 World Cup … Appeared in six games with Team Russia at the 1993 World Junior Championship, posting a 2-3-1 record … Skated in six games for Team Russia at the 1992 WJC, tallying a 6-0-0 record with a 1.45 GAA and two shutouts … Won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics as the third goaltender on the Unified Team.