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Born November 3, 1982 (1982-11-03) (age 27),
Omsk, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
F. teams
Avangard Omsk
Tampa Bay Lightning
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2001
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1999 – present

Alexander Nikolayevich Svitov (Russian: Александр Николаевич Свитов; born November 3, 1982) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

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Playing career

Svitov was drafted in the first round, third overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut with the Lightning in the 2002–03 season, appearing in 63 games and recording eight points. During the 2003–04 season, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Darryl Sydor.[1]

During the 2005–06 season, Svitov returned to Russia and played for his hometown, Avangard Omsk, in the Russian Superleague (RSL). In the following 2006-07 season, Svitov returned to the Blue Jackets and played in a career high 76 games, scoring 18 points.

On August 17, 2007, Svitov signed a three-year contract with Avangard Omsk, after signing a two-year contract with the Blue Jackets on July 2.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Avangard Omsk RSL 1 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Avangard Omsk RSL 18 3 3 6 45 6 1 0 1 16
2000–01 Avangard Omsk RSL 32 6 6 12 111 14 2 1 3 34
2001–02 Avangard Omsk RSL 3 0 1 1 2
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 11 4 5 9 17
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 63 4 4 8 58 7 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 30 9 9 18 79
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 11 0 3 3 4
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 29 2 6 8 16
2004–05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 69 19 23 42 200
2005–06 Avangard Omsk RSL 32 3 7 10 142 13 4 2 6 10
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 76 7 11 18 145
2007–08 Avangard Omsk RSL 54 10 10 20 140 4 0 3 3 10
2008–09 Avangard Omsk KHL 32 8 8 16 86 6 1 0 1 41
2009–10 Avangard Omsk KHL 44 7 17 24 95
NHL totals 179 13 24 37 223 7 0 0 0 6

International statistics

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Russia WJC18 2 6 3 5 8 8
2001 Russia WJC 7th 6 0 1 1 58
2002 Russia WJC 1 5 2 2 3 43
Junior int'l totals 17 5 8 13 109

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