|Vladimir Igorevic Malakhov
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 230 pounds
Born: 8.30.68 Sverdlovskrg, Russia
|How he arrived: Traded by the Montreal Canadiens for Sheldon Souray, Josh DeWolf and Devils'
2nd round pick in the 2001 E.D., 3.1.00
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers, 7.10.00
How he returned: Signed as a free agent from the Philadelphia Flyers, 8.4.05
How he left again: Traded to the San Jose Sharks with Devils' 1st round pick in the 2007 E.D. for
Alexander Korolyuk and Jim Fahey, 10.1.06
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Malakhov was best known as a defensive player and heavy hitter upon entering the NHL. His offensive game had
flourished after coming to North America.
So basically, the trade between him and Sheldon Souray was as far as skills were concerned a wash. The only difference
was Malakhov brought experience to the Devils. As a result, he was a key part of the Cup run in 2000.
He would depart to the Rangers the following offseason, but that was pretty uneventful stint for him. He didn't play bad,
but the team was tanking. He would get traded to the Flyers in 04 for their deep run in the playoffs.
His return to the Devils was also uneventful, at least until he left the team in December of 2005. Some sources say that
he retired. His agent said that he was taking a leave of absence for personal and medical reasons. Lou Lamoriello
disputed the agent's claim, though, and Malakhov was summarily suspended by the Devils.
He would get traded to the Sharks, but never played a game for them. In fact, Malakhov has been off the radar since
leaving the Devils the second time.
|Entry Draft: 1989 Tenth Round Pick (191st overall) by the
New York Islanders
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise