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Andrei Zyuzin
Andrei Zyuzin
Defenseman
Number: 27
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 208
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 21, 1978
Birthplace: Ufa, Russia
Acquired: From Calgary with Steve Marr for Adrian Aucoin and a 7th round pick in the 2007 Draft on June 27, 2007.
Drafted: SJS / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (2nd overall)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (current through 2006-07 season)

High Goal Game:
2 (2x), last on Feb 29, 2004 vs. CAR High Assist Game: 3 (1x), Oct. 16, 1999 vs. ATL
High Point Game:
3 (2x), last on Dec. 20, 2003 vs. CBJ
First NHL Game:
Oct. 7, 1997 vs. OTT
First NHL Goal/Point:
Oct. 11, 1997 vs. BOS (Dafoe)
First NHL Assist:
Oct. 16, 1997 vs. NYI

CAREER

2006-07: Appeared in 49 games, totaling 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists)… Made his Flames debut on Oct. 5 at Edmonton … Led the team in blocked shots with 3 on Nov. 17 vs. Detroit … Led the Flames with 4 blocked shots vs. Toronto on Oct. 14 … Scored his first Flames goal on Feb. 26 at Phoenix … Recorded his first multi-point game with 2 assists on March 10 vs. Tampa Bay.

2005-06: Collected 18 points (7 goals, 11 assists) in 57 games during his third season with Minnesota ... Ranked second on the team with 104 blocked shots ... Recorded 4 power play goals and 2 multi-point contests ... Scored the game-winning goal in the 6-0 win vs. Vancouver on Oct. 12 ... Claimed first assist of the season in the 3-1 loss vs. Vancouver on Oct. 25 ... Notched an assist for his 100th NHL point in Dec. 23 vs. Colorado ... Blocked 8 shots vs. Toronto on Jan. 18 ... Played his 400th NHL game vs. Colorado on March 5 ... Missed 20 games due to injury or sickness (4 to facial lacerations sustained in previous games, 9 to a strained knee, 4 to the flu and 4 to a strained groin).

2004-05: Split the season between Salavat Yulayev Ufa and Serverstal Cherepovets of the Russian Hockey League … Posted 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and 6 penalty minutes with Salavat … Skated in 10 games with Severstal and recorded 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist).

2003-04: Appeared in 65 games and posted 21 points (8 goals, 13 assists) in his seventh NHL season and second with Minnesota … Equaled the Wild franchise record for power-play goals by a defenseman in a season with 4 ... Established career-highs for points (13), goals (8) and power play goals (4) … Ranked first among the team defensemen in goals and power play goals and second in points … Scored 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) during his career-high-tying 3-game point streak Feb. 19 - 29 … Missed a total of 15 games with injuries to the back, ankle and groin.

2002-03: Claimed off waivers by Minnesota after skating in 1 game with New Jersey on Nov. 7 … Appeared in a career-high of 67 games and scored 17 points (4 goals, 13 assists) to go along with 36 penalty minutes … Finished second among the Wild defensemen in goals and points … Notched his first point with an assist at San Jose on Nov. 9 ... Registered his first goal and first multi-point game of the season with a goal and assist at Edmonton on Jan. 2 … Posted a power play goal and put a season-high 6 shots on net vs. Phoenix on Jan. 10 … Sat out 1 game due to an injury … Skated in all 18 playoff games and posted an assist … Averaged 23:06 TOI to rank third on the club … Assisted on the game-winning goal in Game Seven of Conference semi-finals at Vancouver on May 8.

2001-02: Split the season between Tampa Bay and New Jersey … Registered 2 assists and 6 PIM in 9 games with the Lightning prior to being dealt to New Jersey … Skated in 38 games with the Devils and notched 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists).

2000-01: Posted 20 points on 4 goals and 15 assists in 64 games with Tampa Bay.

1999-00: Notched 2 goals and 9 assists for 11 points during his first season with Tampa Bay … Posted career-highs of 3 points with 3 assists vs. Atlanta on Oct. 16.

1998-99: Split the season between San Jose and Kentucky (AHL) … Tallied 3 goals and 1 assist in 25 games with San Jose … Appeared in 23 games with Kentucky and took part in the AHL All-Star Game where he notched 2 assists.

1997-98: Skated in 56 games with San Jose during his rookie season and registered 6 goals … Added 7 assists for 13 points and compiled 66 PIM ... Posted 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 17 games with Kentucky (AHL) … Skated in 6 playoff games and netted a goal during the first round series vs. Dallas … Made his NHL playoffs debut at Dallas on April 22 … Scored his first postseason goal, an overtime game-winner vs. Dallas on April 28.

PERSONAL

Andrei and his wife, Teresa have two children, Ivan and Ava … Began playing hockey at the age of 8 and recalls his first overtime goal in the 1998 NHL playoffs as his greatest hockey moment … Names his father, Yuri, as the person who most influenced his hockey career … Enjoys watching the cable television show "Entourage" and names "Wedding Crashers" as his favorite movie … Played soccer as a kid growing up and enjoys watching the game today.