Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alexander Svitov
Alexander Svitov was born November 3, 1982 in Omsk, Russia. The first round, 3rd overall selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Svitov came to North America in 2002-03 after spending the early part of his playing career in Russia.

A military dispute over Svitov's playing rights limited him to three games for Omsk in the Russian Elite League in 2001-02. The hulking Russian forward made his Russian Elite league debut in the 1999 playoffs for Omsk and by doing so became the youngest player to appear in a Russian Elite league game at 17 years of age.

A two-time member of Russia's World Junior Team, Svitov has also represented his homeland at the Five Nations Tournament (U-20), the Four Nations Tournament (U-20) and the World Under-18 Championships. An offensively gifted player who does not shy away from the physical aspect of the game, Svitov spent the better part of his first professional season in 2002-03 with Tampa Bay , while seeing limited action with the team's AHL affiliate in Springfield.

In 2003-04, Svitov spent the better part of the first half of the season with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs while seeing limited action with Tampa Bay before he was dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenseman Darryl Sydor.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Metallurg Novokuznetsk 2 Russia-3 4 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Avangard-VDV Omsk Russia-4 27 15 8 23 20
1998-99 Avangard Omsk Russia 1 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Avangard-VDV Omsk Russia-3 14 13 9 22 62
1999-00 Avangard Omsk Russia 18 3 3 6 45 6 1 0 1 16
1999-00 Russia Nat-Tm 4 1 1 2 6
1999-00 Russia WJ18-A 6 3 5 8 8 +10
2000-01 Avangard Omsk Russia 39 8 6 14 115 14 2 1 3 34
2000-01 Russia WJC-A 6 0 1 1 58 +2
2000-01 Russia Nat-Tm 7 3 1 4 41
2001-02 CSKA Moscow 2 Russia-3 2 1 0 1 2
2001-02 Avangard Omsk Russia 2 0 1 1 2
2001-02 Russia WJC-A 5 2 1 3 43 +3
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 63 4 4 8 58 -4 7 0 0 0 6
2002-03 Springfield Falcons AHL 11 4 5 9 17 +4
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 11 0 3 3 4 0
2003-04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 30 9 9 18 79 +5
2003-04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 29 2 6 8 16 -8
2004-05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 69 19 23 42 200 -9
2005-06 Avangard Omsk Russia 32 3 6 9 142 13 4 1 5 10
2006-07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 76 7 11 18 145 -10
2007-08 Avangard Omsk Russia 54 10 11 21 140 4 0 3 3 10
2008-09 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 32 8 8 16 86 6 1 0 1 41
2009-10 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 44 7 16 23 95 3 1 0 1 4
2010-11 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 39 9 10 19 44 20 5 3 8 20
2011-12 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 42 10 9 19 40 6 1 2 3 29
2011-12 Russia WC-A 10 0 0 0 4 0
2012-13 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 27 7 3 10 41 14 3 2 5 10
2012-13 Russia WC-A 5 1 2 3 4 +2
2013-14 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 50 8 6 14 41 6 1 3 4 18
2014-15 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 47 9 11 20 35 20 4 4 8 8
2015-16 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 47 8 6 14 47 7 0 1 1 6
2016-17 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 57 12 15 27 84 10 2 2 4 6
NHL Totals 179 13 24 37 223 7 0 0 0 6


Traded to Columbus by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 3rd round pick (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Dustin Boyd) in 2004 NHL Draft for Darryl Sydor and Columbus' 4th round pick (Mike Lundin) in 2004 NHL Draft, January 27, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (Russia), August 17, 2007. Signed as a free aqgent by Ufa (KHL), July 5. 2010.
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