|Andrei Vyacheslavovich Loktionov
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 179 pounds
Born: 5.30.90 Voskresensk, Russia
|How he arrived: Traded by the Los Angeles Kings for Devils' 5th round pick in the 2013 E.D., 2.6.13
How he left: Traded to the Carolina Hurricanes with a conditional 3rd round pick in the 2017 E.D. for
Tuomo Ruutu, 3.5.14
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Loktionov came pretty much out of nowhere in 2013. The trade initially looked like a move for the A-Devs. It became
a surprise success when he was called up. At a time when the team was struggling and needed somebody to step up,
Loki was the one that scored some big goals.
The irony is Hockey's Future assessed him as being too unselfish, thinking pass first. Well, people do grow and evolve.
He already had some big time international experience, as well, twice playing for Russia in under-18 play, and the
following May, he played at Worlds for Russia.
He resigned with the Devils for one year. Kind of like Lou Lamoriello saying, "Can you do it again? And do so in an
Well, it didn't look like he could to me, hence the trade.
While he did finish the season on a strong note with the Hurricanes, after it was over, he decided to return to Russia
to play for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, where he's been since.
|Entry Draft: 2008 Fifth Round Pick (123rd overall) by the
Los Angeles Kings