What if the Sharks re-sign Nabokov? We have no records of past relationships for Evgeni Nabokov. After retiring as a player Nabokov took up a role as a development coach for the Sharks, and in 2019 was named the goaltending coach for team. Now that his agent has finalized a deal with the Detroit Red Wings, Evgeni Nabokov is close to returning to the N.H.L. The contract had a no-trade clause that was activated on the condition that San Jose made the playoffs.[7]. Hopefully the Sharks can find some luck on the road, and improve their record when they face the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. [24] In August 2011, Nabokov stated that he would be reporting to New York's training camp. Evgeni Nabokov is a member of the following lists: 1975 births, Russian expatriates in the United States and National Hockey League All-Stars.. I doubt this would actually follow suit, but it would be interesting to see how that would play out, since the Sharks stiffed Nabokov over the summer. However, Nabokov’s wife, Tabitha, says she doesn’t want to leave San Jose. 27, 2010 vs. VAN. San Jose General Manager Doug Wilson announced on June 22, 2010 that Nabokov would not return to the team for the 2010–11 season, a consequence of the NHL's salary cap. Good or bad? [19] Joey MacDonald, who was called up to replace Osgood from Detroit's AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, ended up starting several games when the team's new starting goaltender Jimmy Howard was injured with a bruised knee. [22] On January 25, the Islanders announced that they had suspended Nabokov for the remainder of the 2010–11 season because of his failure to report. After playing a few years in the American Hockey League (AHL) San Jose minor league affiliate, the Kentucky Thoroughblades, Nabokov played his first NHL game on January 1, 2000, stopping his first (four) shots when he replaced Steve Shields in a game against the Nashville Predators. However, Nabokov’s wife, Tabitha, says she doesn’t want to leave San Jose. There, he led Russia to the quarterfinals against Canada. If you’re not sure which team he plays for, I’ll give you a hint: it’s not the Sharks. What now for Nabby? Eric Staal scored his second goal of the season, not even six minutes into the period, during the Sharks’ second power play of the night. Once again, the Sharks gave up costly turn overs in their own zone, and couldn’t seem to skate fast enough, or keep up with their opponent. More notably, he was relegated to the role of backup goaltender, in deference to a red-hot Vesa Toskala. I wouldn’t be surprised if we heard more on this story within the week. [29] On July 1, 2014, he signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning worth $1.55 million. Following the end of the 2009-10 season Nabokov's most recent San Jose extension expired and he became an unrestricted free agent. Antti Niemi should be sitting on the bench for the Sharks’ next game, after his sloppy performance, and it wouldn’t be surprising if Todd McLellan had Evgeni Nabokov on speed dial. Good or bad? San Jose Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov speaks during a press conference announcing his retirement at the SAP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. However, there’s a good chance the 35-year-old Russian will not get to tend goal for Detroit. Yevgeni Viktorovich Nabokov (Russian: Евге́ний Ви́кторович Набо́ков; born July 25, 1975), more commonly written as Evgeni Nabokov, is a Russian retired professional ice hockey goaltender of the National Hockey League (NHL). During his time with the Sharks, Nabokov who was selected 219th overall 1994 NHL Entry Draft by San Jose, was regarded as one of the top goaltenders in the NHL, winning the Calder Memorial Trophy as the best first-year player in 2001 and was voted a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as best goaltender in 2008. [31] On February 9, 2015, Nabokov was traded back to the Sharks for "future considerations". In the Sharks 82 games Nabokov started 49. Without Rob Blake, and other defense men they relied on last year, the defense isn’t keeping up like they used to. The team gave the starting position to Nabokov instead of Miikka Kiprusoff, who was considered the future star goaltender for the team, leaving him in the AHL to gain more experience. On January 19, 2000 of the 1999–2000 season, Nabokov started in his first NHL game, playing against the Colorado Avalanche and famed goalie Patrick Roy, stopping all 39 shots he faced in a 0–0 tie. But, maybe it’s time for Niittymaki to get some ice time. Then, finally, Patrick Marleau scored his first goal of the season, and the first goal of the game for the boys in teal. Tuesday night’s game against Carolina was no good from the very beginning. While he is a Russian citizen, he was previously denied permission by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) to play for Russia, because he had played for Kazakhstan as a 19-year-old in the 1994 World Championships. Nabokov was selected 219th overall in the ninth round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by San Jose.. He is considered to be one of the team's two greatest draft picks, along with Patrick Marleau. After Carolina’s first goal, it just didn’t seem to go the Sharks’ way for the rest of the night. Evgeni played for his hometeam before joining Dynamo in Moscow. [33] He was finally allowed to play for Russia in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, after being given an exemption by the IIHF,[34] and was named to the Russian team for the 2008 World Championships. He got his first win with the team on October 15, 2011, against the New York Rangers.
[23], New York gave Nabokov permission to play at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships on the condition that he would not contest them extending his contract through the 2011–12 season. after playing overseas, he has to sign with a team and then clear waivers. [13], Nabokov recorded 41 wins for San Jose during the following season as the team clinched first overall in the Western Conference and the league. [2] Taken late in the ninth round, San Jose had never seen him play; they were more interested in the skill of Nabokov's father, a professional goaltender who played 18 years in Kazakhstan and was called the "Russian Wall" by his peers.[3]. Nabokov briefly went by the name "John" upon beginning his career in North America in 1997, fearing that English speakers might have difficulty pronouncing his name. At his retirement, he had the eighteenth most all-time NHL regular season wins. During the first half of the 2007–08 NHL season, Nabokov started the first 43 games for the San Jose Sharks, however on January 13, 2008, in Anaheim he received his first day off when Thomas Greiss started his first NHL game. [35] During the 2008 World Championships he posted back-to-back shut-outs before defeating Canada 5-4 in the Gold Medal game. [10] In addition to that honor, Nabokov was named the “Sharks Player of the Month” by Seagate Technology in December. [12] On May 4, during game six of the 2008 NHL Playoffs Western Conference Semi-Finals, Nabokov made what has been called one of the best glove saves in decades, when he saved a shot from Brad Richards of the Dallas Stars by sliding over from the other side of the post and gloving the puck. In 2005, Nabokov was granted permission to play for Russia in the IIHF World Championships, but declined. But when you get started, you put all your ingenuity and your persistence into it and you love to see a job well done. The save was reviewed for several minutes before making it clear Nabokov saved it before it went over the goal line. He announced his retirement on February 11, 2015.[32]. Nabokov allowed 6 goals and was then pulled in favor of Ilya Bryzgalov in a 7-3 defeat. On October 17, 2009, he played in his 500th career game, all played with the Sharks, and stopped 31 shots in a 4–1 win over the New York Islanders. [2][36] He later stated that "John" was just a nickname. For the rest of the night, Marleau’s teammates tried to set him up for the natural hat trick, but he just couldn’t seal the deal. They have two children together, a daughter born in January 2004, and a son born on February 12, 2007. This page was last modified on 3 January 2016, at 06:44.
On their next power play, Marleau would score the second goal of the night, turning the blowout into a real hockey game. The following season on March 10, 2002, he became the first netminder in NHL history to score a powerplay goal, doing so against the Vancouver Canucks.[5]. ", "Nabokov allowed to play at the World Championships", "Nabakov Agrees to Terms on One-Year Deal", "Ray Emery back to Flyers; Evgeni Nabokov re-signs with Islanders", "With Jaroslav Halak's Steady Hand in Net, the Islanders Roll", "Lightning place goalie Nabokov on waivers", "Sharks Acquire Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov", "http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=752933&navid=nhl:topheads", "Puck Daddy chats with Evgeni Nabokov about Sharks' Cup chances, awards snubs and (allegedly) kicking Corey Perry", https://infogalactic.com/w/index.php?title=Evgeni_Nabokov&oldid=1954633, Wikipedia pages with incorrect protection templates, Articles containing Russian-language text, Ice hockey players at the 2006 Winter Olympics, Ice hockey players at the 2010 Winter Olympics, National Hockey League goaltenders who have scored in a game, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, About Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core, Set an NHL record on Feb. 11, 2010 at DET when he won his 11 consecutive road game (Nov. 21, 2009 vs. ANA — Feb. 11 2010 vs. DET), First Goaltender in NHL history to score a powerplay goal, Became only the second goalie to record 3 consecutive 40 win seasons on Mar. [25] On January 14, 2012, Nabokov recorded his 300th career win against the Buffalo Sabres, becoming the 26th goaltender to reach the milestone. Yevgeni Viktorovich Nabokov (Russian: Евге́ний Ви́кторович Набо́ков; born July 25, 1975) is a Kazakhstani-Russian retired professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, and Tampa Bay Lightning of National Hockey League (NHL) and for Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk, HC Dynamo Moscow, Metallurg Magnitogorsk and SKA Saint Petersburg of the Russian Super League (RSL) and Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) from 1991 to 2015. See

On July 7, 2010, it was reported that he had signed a $24 million contract with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), while early reports varied on the length of the contract between 4 or 6 years. [30] Following his waivers clear, it was questioned as to whether he would report to Tampa Bay's AHL affiliate or consider retirement. Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions. In one of the stranger rules in professional sports, when a player wants to re-join the N.H.L. At age six, Evgeni decided to play that position, not only because of his father, but also because he felt comfortable guarding the net. Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 9th round (219th overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. [14] On February 11, 2010, Nabokov stopped a career-high 50 shots en route to a 3–2 shootout victory against the Detroit Red Wings, which was also his 11th consecutive road victory, a new NHL record.[15]. Despite his less-than-stellar play, Nabokov was signed to a four-year contract extension worth roughly $21.5 million in February 2006. In his first three appearances, Nabokov stopped all but one of his first 58 shots,[4] allowing one goal when teammate Stéphane Matteau scored on an empty net while Nabokov was skating to the bench on a delayed penalty. [8] On February 1, 2007, Nabokov left a game against the Dallas Stars early after injuring his groin. Script error: The function "getCommonsLink" does not exist. I doubt this would actually follow suit, but it would be interesting to see how that would play out, since the Sharks stiffed Nabokov over the summer. The game, which ended in a Dallas victory, lasted for four overtime periods and is the eighth longest game in the league's history. In the C-Pool of the 1994 World Championship, Nabokov played three games for Kazakhstan.

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