34 Facts About Artemi Panarin


Artemi Panarin has previously played for Vityaz Chekov, Ak Bars Kazan, SKA Saint Petersburg, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Originally an undrafted player, Panarin began his professional career playing in the Kontinental Hockey League in his native Russia.

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Artemi Panarin made his NHL debut in 2015 after signing an entry-level contract with the Blackhawks.

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Artemi Panarin helped train Panarin and would often drive him to hockey tournaments in Tyumen.

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Artemi Panarin attended the Traktor Ice Hockey school in Chelyabinsk, where he trained six days a week for six months a year.

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Artemi Panarin was not selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and began his professional hockey career in the Kontinental Hockey League with HC Vityaz.

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On 31 January 2013, having produced 18 points in 40 games, Artemi Panarin was traded to SKA Saint Petersburg in exchange for a draft pick.

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Artemi Panarin played a significant role in the team's championship run, scoring 20 points in 20 playoff games.

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On 29 April 2015, Artemi Panarin signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks.

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Artemi Panarin found instant chemistry with Patrick Kane and fellow Russian Artem Anisimov on the Blackhawks' second line.

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Artemi Panarin scored his first Stanley Cup playoff goal on 15 April in Game 2 of the 2016 playoffs against the St Louis Blues.

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Artemi Panarin was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top rookie, at the 2016 NHL Awards on 22 June.

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Artemi Panarin expressed his gratitude to Kane for helping him reach his contract incentives by gifting him a luxury watch.

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Artemi Panarin completed his second North American season scoring a career-best 31 goals in collecting 74 points in 82 games and was named to the NHL's Second All-Star Team.

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On 23 June 2017, Artemi Panarin was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg, and a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

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On 9 January 2020, Artemi Panarin became the first player in Rangers history to have 60 points in the first 43 career games as a Ranger, edging out Wayne Gretzky who had 59.

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Artemi Panarin became the first Ranger to record six three-point games in a nine-game span.

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Artemi Panarin became the second Ranger to record nine plus points in four consecutive games, and the second Ranger in last 40 seasons with 67 points through the team's first 45 games.

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Artemi Panarin finished tied with David Pastrnak for third overall in scoring among all NHL skaters.

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Artemi Panarin was a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's most valuable player.

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On 22 February 2021, Artemi Panarin announced he would take a personal leave of absence.

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Artemi Panarin returned to practice with the Rangers on 10 March 2021.

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Artemi Panarin was part of the Russian men's junior team that won a gold medal at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

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Artemi Panarin was selected to the top senior squad for Russia's hockey team in the 2015 IIHF World Championship, earning a silver medal.

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Artemi Panarin played in the 2016 IIHF World Championship, where Russia earned a bronze medal.

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Artemi Panarin represented Russia at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

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Artemi Panarin moved to the United States in August 2015 after joining the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Artemi Panarin did not speak English at the time and moved in with a Russian-born family who were Chicago residents.

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Artemi Panarin has a personal translator who helps him conduct interviews before and after games.

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Artemi Panarin was affectionately nicknamed the "Breadman", a reference to the Panera Bread restaurant chain, by his teammates and coaches on the Blackhawks.

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Artemi Panarin is a regular person, like us, and he is serving us.

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On 22 February 2021, Artemi Panarin announced he would take a personal leave of absence after the Russian tabloid newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda published allegations that he physically assaulted an 18-year-old woman in 2011, and bribed law enforcement to drop the charges.

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The story was released after Artemi Panarin voiced his support for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, openly criticizing Putin.

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Nazarov said that he was motivated to make the allegations after Artemi Panarin voiced his support for anti-government protests in Russia.

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