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Born February 22, 1983 (1983-02-22) (age 27),
Omsk, Russian SFSR, URS
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
F. teams
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Avangard Omsk
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Ntl. team  Russia
NHL Draft 41st overall, 2001
Calgary Flames
Playing career 2002 – present

Andrei Sergeevich Taratukhin (born February 22, 1983 in Omsk, Soviet Union) is a Russian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Taratukhin was drafted 41st overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He had spells with his hometown Avangard Omsk, Salavat Yulaev Ufa and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl before signing for the Flames in 2006. Taratukhin was assigned to the American Hockey League with the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights and in 80 regular games, he scored 17 goals and 43 assists for 60 points. It would be his only season in North America as he returned to Russia the next season, re-joining Salavat Yulaev Ufa.

International statistics

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Russia WJC18 1 6 2 3 5 10
2002 Russia WJC 1 7 0 2 2 37
2003 Russia WJC 1 6 2 6 8 8
Junior int'l totals 19 4 11 15 55
2006 Russia Oly 4th 5 0 0 0 2

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