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Vladimir Malakhov
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
227 lb (103 kg)
Teams New York Islanders (1992-1995)
Montreal Canadiens (1995-2000)
New Jersey Devils (2000)
New York Rangers (2000-2004)
Philadelphia Flyers (2004)
New Jersey Devils (2005)
Nationality Flag of Russia Russian
Born August 30 1968 (1968-08-30) (age 48),
Yekaterinburg, Russia
NHL Draft 191th overall, 1989
New York Islanders
Pro Career 1992 – 2005
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Gold 1992 Albertville Ice hockey

Vladimir Malakhov (born August 30, 1968) is a Russian retired professional ice hockey player currently under contract with the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played in the Russian Super League.

Malakhov was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, tenth round, 191st overall. He has played for Spartak Moscow, CSKA Moscow, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils (winning the Stanley Cup in 2000), New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Controversy Edit

On December 19, 2005, reports surfaced that Malakhov, who joined the Devils for the second time, had unexpectedly retired from the NHL. However, shortly after the story broke, his agent claimed that Malakhov had not retired and was taking a leave of absence "to deal with some internal, personal and medical issues." This claim was disputed by Lou Lamoriello, Devils general manager and interim head coach. Lamoriello rejected the request for a leave of absence and treated Malakhov's absence as a retirement. This marked the end of Malakhov's pro career.

Achievements Edit

Honours and awards

  • Olympic Bronze Medal (2002)
  • 1999–00 Stanley Cup (New Jersey)
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (1993)
  • Olympic Gold Medal (1992)


  • June 17, 1989 - New York Islanders' 10th round draft choice (191st overall) in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.
  • March 1, 2000 - Traded by the Montreal Canadiens to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Sheldon Souray, Josh Dewolf and New Jersey's 2001 2nd round draft choice.
  • March 8, 2004 - Traded by the New York Rangers to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Rick Kozak and Philadelphia's 2005 2nd round draft choice.
  • August 5, 2005 - Signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils.

Career statsEdit

(seasonal average in parentheses)

Regular seasonEdit

  • GP: 683 (53)
  • G: 82 (6)
  • A: 255 (20)
  • Pts: 337 (26)
  • +/-: +57
  • PIM: 671 (52)

Season high marksEdit

  • Goals: 14 (92–93)
  • Assists: 47 (93–94)
  • Points: 57 (93–94)


  • GP: 75
  • G: 8
  • A: 19
  • Pts: 27
  • +/-: -2
  • PIM: 64

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