Artemi Panarin (born 30th October 1991) is a Russian ice hockey winger. He has been playing in the NHL since 2015 with Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers.
Artemi Panarin was not selected in 2010 NHL Draft. He started his professional career in the KHL and with HC Vityaz. Panarin was traded to Russian powerhouse, SKA Saint Petersburg on 31.1.2013. In the season 2014-15 Panarin was on fire and he made 62 (26+36) points in 54 games for SKA. He also made 20 points in 20 playoff games same year and SKA won the Gagarin Cup – Panarin was also named to the KHL first all-star team for the 2014-15 season. After that NHL teams started getting interested Panarin and he signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Chicago Blackhawks on 29.4.2015.
Artemi Panarin started his Blackhawks career on 7.10.2015 – he scored his first NHL goal in that game against New York Rangers. Panarin found instantly good chemistry with Patrick Kane and Artem Anisimov on the Chicago’s second line and his rookie season was success story that ended 77 points in 80 games. He also won Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie player in that season. In the 2016-17 season Panarin was also very good – he completed season with 74 (31+43) points in 82 games and he was named to the NHL’s Second All-Star Team.
Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers
On 23.6.2017, Artemi Panarin was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets. He played two solid seasons with the Blue Jackets and surpassed the Blue Jackets’ franchise points record at both seasons – in season 2017-18 he scored 82 points and in season 2018-19 he breaks his own record with 87 points.
On 1.7.2019, Artemi Panarin signed a seven-year, 81.5 million dollars contract with the New York Rangers. His firs regular season was very good with the Rangers even the regular season was shortened. He made career high 95 (32+63) points and finished for third overall in scoring. He is also finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy as a regular season most valuable player in the NHL.
Panarin won a gold medal at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He made his Russian senior team debut in the 2013-14 season. He was selected for Russia’s team in the 2015 IIHF World Championship and he won silver. Next year he was also part of the team Russia and they won Bronze medal.