Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andrei Kostitsyn
Andrei Kostitsyn was born February 3, 1985 in Novopolosk, Belarus. The first round, tenth overall selection of the Montreal Canadiens in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Kostitsyn honed his skills in his homeland before joining CSKA Moscow in 2002-03.

An offensively gifted forward, Kostitsyn played two seasons with CSKA Moscow in the Russian Elite League before making his North American debut in 2005-06. A four-time member of Team Belarus (2001-2004) at the World Junior Championships, Kostitsyn played one full season (2004-05) with Montreal's AHL affiliate in Hamilton before going on to make his NHL debut with the parent club in 2005-06.

Playing in Montreal, Kostitsyn proved himself to be a consistent NHL scorer, recording 99 goals in six plus seasons.

On February 27, 2012, Kostitsyn's time in Montreal would come to an end. He was traded o the Nashville Predators in exchange for a package of draft picks.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1999-00 Belarus WJ18-A 6 0 0 0 4 -13
2000-01 Polimir Novopolotsk Belarus 1 2 1 3 2
2000-01 Polimir Novopolotsk EEHL 5 1 0 1 0
2000-01 Yunost Minsk Belarus 3 1 4 5 8
2000-01 HC Vitebsk Belarus 17 17 6 23 42
2000-01 Belarus WJC-A 6 0 0 0 2 -3
2000-01 Belarus WJ18-B 5 7 7 14 8 +1
2001-02 Polimir Novopolotsk Belarus 17 9 6 15 28
2001-02 Polimir Novopolotsk EEHL 29 9 8 17 16
2001-02 Yunost Minsk Belarus 6 2 0 2 8
2001-02 Belarus WJC-A 6 3 0 3 0 -5
2001-02 Belarus WJ18-A 8 7 3 10 18 -5
2002-03 CSKA Moscow Russia 6 0 0 0 2
2002-03 Khimik Moscow Region Russia-2 2 1 1 2 0
2002-03 Yunost Minsk Belarus 4 6 4 10 43
2002-03 CSKA Moscow 2 Russia-3 3 2 2 4 25
2002-03 Belarus WC-A 2 1 0 1 2 -2
2003-04 CSKA Moscow 2 Russia-3
2003-04 CSKA Moscow Russia 12 0 1 1 2
2003-04 Yunost Minsk Belarus
2003-04 Belarus WJC-B 5 5 4 9 12 +7
2003-04 Belarus WC-B 5 3 3 6 0 +4
2004-05 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 66 12 11 23 24 +6 3 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Belarus WJC-A 5 1 4 5 6
2004-05 Belarus WC-A 6 0 0 0 4 -2
2005-06 Montreal Canadiens NHL 12 2 1 3 2 +1
2005-06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 64 18 29 47 76 -14
2005-06 Belarus WC-A 6 1 4 5 6 +1
2006-07 Montreal Canadiens NHL 22 1 10 11 6 +3
2006-07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 50 21 31 52 50 +24
2007-08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 26 27 53 29 +15 12 5 3 8 2
2007-08 Belarus WC-A 5 2 1 3 18 0
2008-09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 74 23 18 41 50 -7 4 1 0 1 2
2009-10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 59 15 18 33 32 +1 19 3 5 8 12
2010-11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 81 20 25 45 36 +3 6 2 0 2 6
2010-11 Belarus WC-A 5 3 4 7 4 0
2011-12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 53 12 12 24 16 -8
2011-12 Belarus WC-A 3 0 2 2 27 -3
2011-12 Nashville Predators NHL 19 4 8 12 10 +7 8 3 1 4 2
2012-13 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 44 13 8 21 82 23 3 7 10 10
NHL Totals 398 103 119 222 181 49 14 9 23 24


Traded to Nashville by Montreal for Nashville's 2nd round choice (Jacob De Rose) in 2013 Entry Draft and Montreal's 5th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Patrik Bartosak) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Chelyabinsk (KHL), September 14, 2012.