Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Denis Arkhipov
Denis Arkhipov was born May 19, 1979 in Kazan, Russia. The third round, 60th overall selection of the Nashville Predators in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Arkhipov honed his skills in his hometown with the local junior and senior teams before making his North American debut in 2000-01.

An offensively gifted forward, Arkhipov, who played six seasons in Kazan, helped Russia capture gold at the 1999 World Junior Championships.

In 2000-01, the swift-skating Arkhipov split his first season in North America between Nashville and the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals, before earning a regular spot in the Preds' line-up the following year. In his first full season with the club, Arkhipov went on to register 42 points (20-22-42).

Arkhipov would go on to compete in three full seasons with the Nashville Predators before signing as a free agent with Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 2006. As a Blackhawk, he would tally 27 points in 79 games in his only season with the team.

Arkhipov returned home in the summer of 2007, signing as a free agent with his hometown team in Kazan, Russia.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 Itil Kazan 2 CIS-2 40 20 12 32 10
1995-96 Ak Bars Kazan CIS 15 10 8 18 10
1996-97 Ak Bars Kazan 2 Russia-3 50 17 23 40 20
1996-97 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 1 1 0 1 0
1997-98 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 29 2 2 4 2
1998-99 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 34 12 1 13 22 9 2 3 5 6
1998-99 Ak Bars Kazan EuroHL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Russia WJC-A 7 5 2 7 4
1999-00 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 32 7 9 16 14 18 5 5 10 6
2000-01 Nashville Predators NHL 40 6 7 13 4 0
2000-01 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 40 9 8 17 11 -1
2001-02 Nashville Predators NHL 82 20 22 42 16 -18
2002-03 Nashville Predators NHL 79 11 24 35 32 -18
2002-03 Russia WC-A 7 2 1 3 12 +2
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 72 9 12 21 22 -2
2004-05 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 45 9 8 17 28 4 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Khimik Moscow Region Russia 50 8 8 16 28 9 2 1 3 0
2005-06 Russia WC-A 7 2 4 6 6 +2
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 10 17 27 54 -13
2007-08 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 56 10 17 27 22 9 1 3 4 6
2008-09 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 56 10 12 22 24 7 1 4 5 8
2009-10 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 55 14 15 29 48 4 1 0 1 4
NHL Totals 352 56 82 138 128


Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), July 27, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 6, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), June 4, 2007.
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