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Danny Markov
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
186 lb (85 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Vityaz Chekhov
Detroit Red Wings
Nashville Predators
Philadelphia Flyers
Carolina Hurricanes
Phoenix Coyotes
Toronto Maple Leafs
HC Spartak Moscow
Dynamo Moscow
Born July 30 1976 (1976-07-30) (age 40),
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
NHL Draft 223rd overall, 1995
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro Career 1993 – present

Daniil "Danny" Yevgenyevich Markov, Daniil Jevgenjevič Markov; born 30 July, 1976) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for Vityaz Chekhov of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing careerEdit


Markov, speaking with Nicklas Lidström, while playing for the Detroit Red Wings

Danny Markov began his career in 1993, playing for HC Spartak Moscow in Russia. The Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL drafted him in the 9th round of the 1995. However, partway through the 1996–97 season, he left Moscow and began playing for the Maple Leafs' farm team, the St. John's Maple Leafs. He made the jump to the NHL at the end of the 1997–98 season. After four seasons in Toronto, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Travis Green, Robert Reichel, and Craig Mills. He played two seasons for the Coyotes before joining the Carolina Hurricanes for the 2003–04 season; once again, he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for forward Justin Williams partway through the season. In the time leading up to the 2005–06, the Flyers found themselves in potential trouble with the new salary cap and needed to unload some salary. Thus, they traded Markov to the Nashville Predators for a third round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. On July 26, 2006, the Detroit Red Wings signed Markov as a free agent. Markov then signed a two-year contract with Dynamo Moscow in Russia.

Markov is noted for his toughness. One game which Markov played for the Leafs involved him receiving an injury below his eye which required stitches. He took the stitches without anesthetic in order to keep playing. Markov is also well-known for returning to Jaromír Jágr his infamous "goal-salute" after the Maple Leafs knocked the Penguins out of the 1999 NHL playoffs during an Eastern Conference Semi-Finals overtime win.

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1998 Russia WC 5th 4 0 0 0 0
2002 Russia Oly Bronze medal icon 5 0 1 1 0
2006 Russia Oly 4th 8 0 2 2 4
2008 Russia WC Gold medal icon 8 0 1 1 2
Senior Int'l Totals 25 0 4 4 6

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