Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Denis Shvidki
Denis Shvidki was born November 20, 1980 in Kharkov, Ukraine. The first round, 12th overall selection of the Florida Panthers in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Shvidki came to North America in 1998-99 and joined the OHL's Barrie Colts.

An offensively gifted player, Shvidki played two seasons with the Colts leading them to the OHL title in 2000 and a berth in the Memorial Cup final losing out to the QMJHL's Rimouski Oceanic. A two-time medallist at the World Junior Championships (silver-1998 and gold-1999), Shvidki made his professional debut in 2000-01. The Kharkov, Ukraine native split his first season with the Panthers and their AHL affiliate in Louisville. In 43 games with the Panthers, Shvidki registered 16 points before missing the better part of the 2001-02 season due to injury.

After seeing action in 16 games in 2001-02, Shvidki returned to the Panthers lineup in 2002-03 suiting up for 23 games while spending the better part of the year and following year with the AHL's San Antonio Rampage.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Torpedo Yaroslavl 2 Russia-3 35 21 12 33 32
1996-97 Russia EJC-A 5 1 1 2 2
1996-97 Torpedo Yaroslavl Russia 17 3 2 5 6
1997-98 Torpedo Yaroslavl 2 Russia-2 32 20 13 33 20
1997-98 Russia WJC-A 7 0 1 1 6
1997-98 Torpedo Yaroslavl Russia 15 1 1 2 2
1998-99 Barrie Colts OHL 61 35 59 94 8 12 7 9 16 2
1998-99 Russia WJC-A 7 1 4 5 0
1999-00 Barrie Colts OHL 61 41 65 106 55 +46 9 3 1 4 2
1999-00 Russia WJC-A 7 2 2 4 0
1999-00 Barrie Colts M-Cup 5 2 2 4 4
2000-01 Florida Panthers NHL 43 6 10 16 16 +6
2000-01 Louisville Panthers AHL 34 15 11 26 20 -9
2001-02 Florida Panthers NHL 8 1 2 3 2 -4
2001-02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 8 2 4 6 2 +3
2002-03 Florida Panthers NHL 23 4 2 6 12 -7
2002-03 San Antonio Rampage AHL 54 8 18 26 28 -11
2003-04 Florida Panthers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2003-04 San Antonio Rampage AHL 77 15 39 54 30 0
2004-05 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Russia 52 7 11 18 24 4 0 0 0 8
2005-06 Sibir Novosibirsk Russia 25 1 5 6 6 2 0 1 1 0
2006-07 Amur Khabarovsk Russia 32 6 5 11 32
2007-08 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 35 7 9 16 24
NHL Totals 76 11 14 25 30


OHL All-Rookie Team (1999)
OHL Second All-Star Team (1999)
Missed majority of 2001-02 due to concussion vs. Philadelphia, October 4, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Novosibirsk (Russia). November 22, 2005.
Surname(s) beginning with