Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nik Antropov
Nikolai Antropov was born on February 18, 1980. Following a standout junior career in the second-tier Russian Hockey Super League he was selected in the first round, 10th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Injuries riddled Antropov's time in Toronto, he managed to appear in over 70 games in only two of his nine seasons with the Leafs. However, his time in Toronto was not without its successes, for much of his time in the blue and white he rode shotgun for Maple Leafs all-time leading scorer, Mats Sundin and began to establish himself as a bonafide front-line NHL forward.

With free agency pending in the summer of 2009, Antropov was traded by the Maple Leafs to the New York Rangers at the NHL trade deadline. In return the Maple Leafs acquired a second round draft pick.

On July 2, 2009 Antropov signed a four-year, $16.25 million deal with the Atlanta Thrashers as a free agent.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk Russia-2 8 2 1 3 6
1996-97 Kazakhstan WJC-B 6 1 0 1 4
1997-98 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk Russia-2 42 15 24 39 62
1997-98 Kazakhstan WJC-A 7 0 6 6 8
1997-98 Kazakhstan EJC-D 5 23 31 54
1998-99 Dynamo Moscow Russia 30 5 9 14 30 11 0 1 1 4
1998-99 Dynamo Moscow EuroHL 5 3 1 4 10 3 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Kazakhstan WJC-A 6 3 5 8 14
1999-00 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 12 18 30 41 +14 3 0 0 0 4
1999-00 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 2 0 0 0 4 0
2000-01 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 52 6 11 17 30 +5 9 2 1 3 12
2001-02 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 1 1 2 4 -1
2001-02 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 34 11 24 35 47 +9
2002-03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 16 29 45 124 +11 3 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 62 13 18 31 62 +7 13 0 2 2 18
2004-05 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 10 2 3 5 6
2004-05 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Russia 26 4 15 19 44 9 3 4 7 18
2005-06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 57 12 19 31 56 +13
2005-06 Kazakhstan Olympics 5 1 0 1 4 +2
2006-07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 54 18 15 33 44 +8
2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 26 30 56 92 +10
2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 63 21 25 46 24 -13
2008-09 New York Rangers NHL 18 7 6 13 6 -1 7 2 1 3 6
2009-10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 76 24 43 67 44 +13
2010-11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 76 16 25 41 42 -17
2011-12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 69 15 20 35 42 0
2012-13 Barys Astana KHL 26 3 14 17 39 +2
2012-13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 40 6 12 18 16 +6
NHL Totals 788 193 272 465 627 35 4 4 8 40


Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), October 27, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), December 20, 2004. Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for NY Ranger's 2nd round choice (Kenny Ryan) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 2, 2009. Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Astana (KHL), September 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Astana (KHL), August 8, 2013.