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Sergei Gonchar
Sergei Gonchar
(SAIR-gay gohn-CHAR)
Number: 55
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Left
Born: 13 Apr 1974
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Ottawa (7/1/10)
Drafted: WSH / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (14th overall)
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.