Sergei Gonchar
POSITION: Defenceman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 13/04/1974
BIRTHPLACE: Chelyabinsk, RUS
DRAFTED: WSH: 1992-14 overall
NHL Second All-Star Team (2002, 2003) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2001, 2002, 2003, 2008) Traded to Boston by Washington for Shaonne Morrisonn and Boston's 1st (Jeff Schultz) and 2nd (Michail Yunkov) round choices in 2004 Entry Draft, March 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (Russia), September 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 3, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (KHL), September 16, 2012. Traded to Dallas by Ottawa for Dallas' 6th round choice (Chris LeBlanc) in 2013 Entry Draft, June 7, 2013. Traded to Montreal by Dallas for Travis Moen, November 11, 2014.
2011-12: Recorded 32 assists, the 10th time in his career he has had 30 or more assists ... Played in his 1,100th career NHL game on 1/19/12 at San Jose (4-1 win) ... Recorded points in five consecutive games on two separate occasions ... Third on the Senators in ice time per game (22:15) ... Scored one goal and added three assists in seven playoff games against the N.Y. Rangers. 2010-11: Played his 1,000th career NHL game v. Phoenix on Oct. 26 (5-2 win) … Recorded his 700th career point at Minnesota on Dec. 16 (3-1 win) … Notched his 500th career assist at Florida on March 10 (2-1 win) … Was a Senators’ season-best +5 at N.Y. Islanders on Jan. 13 (6-4 win) … Missed the final 10 regular-season games with a concussion. 2009-10: Led all Penguin defencemen in goals (11), assists (39) and points (50), despite missing 20 games … With goal against Buffalo on March 2 (3-2 win), became first Russian defenceman in NHL history to collect 200 goals … Finished season ranked tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in scoring … Recorded a 50-point plus season for the ninth time … Ranked second among NHL defencemen with 24 power-play assists and second on team with 30 power-play points … Led team in average time-on-ice (24:23) … Led team's defencemen in assists (10) and points (12) in playoffs … Finished with a plus or even in 10 of 13 games … Led team in scoring (2 goals, 4 assists) in series against Montreal. 2008-09: Missed season’s first 56 games after suffering an injury in a pre-season game against Tampa Bay (9/20/08) … Made season debut at Toronto (2/14/09) … Tied a career high with three assists against Atlanta (3/17/09), adding a goal for a four-point game … Led Penguins defence and finished second among NHL defencemen with 14 post-season points and 11 assists … Missed two games in conference semifinals (Games 5 and 6) after suffering an injury … Notched a point in six straight games from April 25 to May 13, including all five contests he appeared in during the second round. 2007-08: Finished second in scoring among league defencemen for second straight year with 65 points and tied for second among defencemen in playoffs with 14 points (1+13) … Finished fourth in voting for Norris Trophy as NHL’s best defenseman behind Nicklas Lidstrom, Dion Phaneuf and Zdeno Chara … Recorded 600th NHL point against Montreal (2/21/08) and played 900th career game against NY Islanders (3/27/08) … Ranked eighth in NHL in average ice time (22:55) and ranked second on team in blocked shots (124) … Had two five-game point streaks and 14 multiple point games … Played in his fourth NHL all-star game … Tied playoff career high with three assists in Game 2 against Philadelphia and assisted on triple-overtime game-winner in Game 5 of Stanley Cup final against Detroit. 2006-07: Played his second 82-game season … Tied a career season-high 67 points (13 goals, 54 assists) and season-high points. 2004-05: Played with Magnitogorsk in Russian league during lockout … Was teammate of Evgeni Malkin. 2002-03: Played his first 82-game season … Recorded a career season-high 67 points (18 goals, 49 assists) … Played in his third consecutive NHL all-star game … Named second-team NHL all-star. 2001-02: Recorded second 20-plus goal season (26) — also his career season high … Played in his second consecutive NHL all-star game … Named second-team NHL all-star. 2000-01: Recorded his second consecutive 50-plus point season (19 goals, 38 assists) … Played in his first NHL all-star game. 1999-2000: Recorded his first 50-plus point season (18 goals, 36 assists). 1998-99: Recorded first 20-plus goal season (21). 1991-1994: Played three seasons in Russian league, one for Traktor Chelyabinsk and two for Dynamo Moscow.