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Nikolai Khabibulin
Nikolai Khabibulin
Goaltender
Number: 35
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 208
Catches: Left
Born: 13 Jan 1973
Birthplace: Sverdlovsk, Russia
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Edmonton on July 1, 2009
Drafted: WIN / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (204th overall)
2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS:

Appeared in 40 games with a 12-20-7 record, 2.65 GAA and .910 SV%...started his 1st game of the season stopping 34 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss on Oct 13 @ MIN...won his 1st game of the season Oct. 17 vs NSH...stopped all 19 shots for his 1st shutout this year on Oct. 22 vs NYR...won his 3rd game on season stopping 35 shots on Oct. 25 vs VAN...named NHL 3rd Star for October...recorded 2nd shutout on Nov. 3 @ LA...won his 10th game of the year (matching last season’s wins) on Dec. 9 vs COL.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2010-11:

Appeared in 47 games with a 10-32-4 record, 3.40 GAA and .890 SV%...played in his first game since being injured ten months ago collecting a shutout on Oct. 7 vs CGY...made 37 saves and named 2nd star...stopped 26 of 28 shots for 2nd win and named 1st star on Oct. 10 vs FLA...stopped 26 shots and was named game’s 2nd star on Nov. 7 @ CHI...placed on IR on Nov. 18...played in his 1st game since being injured 2 weeks ago stopping 33 shots for a 5-0 shutout win on Dec. 2 @ TOR...stopped 31 shots for the win on Dec. 5 vs STL...stopped 38 of 41 shots and was named 1st star on Dec. 10 vs TB...stopped 24 of 25 shots for his 1st win since Dec. 16 (also named 3rd star) on Feb. 15 vs DAL.

2009-10:

Appeared in 18 games with a 7-9-2 record, 3.03 GAA and .909 SV% in his first season as an Oiler...missed 60 games due to back injury...played in his first game as an Oiler on Oct. 3 vs. CGY stopping 17 shots in a 4-3 loss...won his first game as an Oiler and was his NHL career 300th win on Oct. 6 vs. DAL. He stopped 30 shots and all three shooters in the shootout in a 5-4 (SO) win. The win puts Khabibulin 24th all-time and 5th among active goalies in wins...stopped 33 shots and was named the game’s 1st star on Oct. 10 vs. MTL...had 39 saves in a 2-1 win on Oct. 19 vs. VAN...had a season high 40 saves in a 6-5 SO win on Oct. 29 vs. DET...underwent surgery on Jan. 13 to repair a disc in his back.

2008-09:


Led Blackhawks goaltenders in wins (25-8-7), goals-against average (2.33), save percentage (.919) and tied for the lead in shutouts (3)... appeared in 42 of Chicago’s 82 contests, the most among team netminders ...shared third in the NHL with his 2.33 goals-against average tied for the second-lowest mark in his career and sixth with his .919 save percentage...started 11 of Chicago’s final 13 regular- season tilts, posting a 8-1-1 mark with two shutouts and a 2.03 goals-against average...shutout the defending Stanley Cup Champion Red Wings in the regular-season finale on April 12 after blanking CBJ (April 5) and EDM (Oct. 22)...reached the 20-win plateau for the 10th time in his 13-year NHL tenure and is just one victory shy of reaching the 300th of his career (299-266-82)...recorded a season- high 39 saves on a season-high 44 shots in a shootout loss against Detroit on Oct. 25...thwarted both penalty shots he faced this season...posted a 2-5 mark in the shootout, thwarting 10 of 19 attempts...recorded 31 saves on 33 shots (.939) in the five-minute overtime period...started a season-high five straight games twice (March 20 to March 29 and April 1 to April 8).

2007-08:

Registered his ninth-career 20-win season after accruing a 23-20-6 record in 50 games with the Blackhawks...posted wins in four-straight contests from Dec. 19 to Dec. 26...notched a season-high 39 saves on a season-high 42 shots Nov. 17 in a 5-2 victory over DET, the 600th contest of his career...led the club with two shutouts (Feb. 20 against MIN and March 19 against WAS), the 37th and 38th shutouts of his career...dished out a career-high two assists Nov. 28 against TBL, matching a franchise record...notched a 6-1-2 record with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage in November.

2006-07:


Appeared in 60 games, posting a 25- 26-5 record...recorded a .902 save percentage with 1505 saves...tallied 30+ saves in 14 games...suffered a broken finger on Oct. 21 vs. STL and missed the next 8 games...returned the line-up on Nov. 17 vs. COL and made 42 saves in regulation play and 3 shootout saves for the 4-3 win...stopped Rick Nash on a penalty shot on Dec. 31 at CBJ...recorded his first Blackhawk shutout making 26 saves for the 3-0 win over LAK on March 15...posted a career-high of 56 saves on 58 shots vs. DET on April 5...reached the 20+ win mark for the eighth time in his career.

2005-06:

Made his Blackhawk debut vs. ANA Oct. 5, making 24 saves in a 3-5 loss...registered his first win as a Blackhawk collecting 21 saves in a 6-3 win over SJ on Oct. 7...recorded a 3-2 SO win at COL on Oct. 14, 2005...appeared in his 500th career game at ATL on Dec. 11 making 33 saves in regulation and stopping 3-of-5 shooters in the shootout in a 5-4 win... recorded a season-high 44 saves in a 3-2 OT win vs. STL on March 29...made 39 saves in a 3-2 OT win at DET on March 31...won the Blackhawks’ last game of the season (3-2 OT) vs. STL April 18, making 30 saves...started a team-high 50 games in net for the Blackhawks...missed 10 games with a pulled groin and 12 games with a sprained knee...faced 4 penalty shots stopping 3-of-4.

2004-05:


Played in 24 regular season games with Ak Bars Kazan (RUS), compiling a record of 16-5-3 with a 1.65 GAA...played in two playoff games.

2003-04:

His GAA of 2.33 was the best in Tampa Bay Lightning history (min. 30 games) and his save percentage of .910 ranks 3rd all-time...recorded more than 20 wins for the 3rd straight season...finished with the 3rd most wins in a season in franchise history with 28...the 127 goals against is the least he has ever allowed in a season in which he’s played more than 26 games...surpassed Daren Puppa for most consecutive wins in Lightning history with 7 and with career wins with the Lightning with 78, in making 30 saves Mar. 5 vs. NJ...recorded the 35th shutout of his career, making 16 saves Mar. 1 at COL...set a new Lightning record for career shutouts (13) Nov. 23 at CAR with a 37 save performance...surpassed Daren Puppa Mar. 5 vs. NJ for most wins all- time...was named NHL Defensive Player of the Week for the week beginning Mar. 1 after posting a 4-0 record with a 1.99 GAA...was named the NHL’s Defensive Player of the month for October...Khabibulin was undefeated in the month and allowed 2 goals or fewer in all of his October starts...he posted a record of 5-0-1 with a 1.63 GAA and a . 940 SV% in the month.

2002-03:


Set Lightning franchise record for wins in a season (30)...voted in as a starter for the 2003 NHL All- Star Game (4th All- Star appearance, 1st All-Star start)... finished the season ranked tied for 6th in the NHL in games played in goal (65), 8th in minutes (3,787), and 11th in wins...named NHL Player of the Month for the month of March (7-0-3, 1.27 GAA, .953 SV%)...named NHL Player of the Week twice (4 career POW honors): for the week ending Nov. 17 (3-0-0, 1.63 GAA, .950 SV%) and for the week ending Mar. 2 (3-0-0, 0.67 GAA, .978 SV%)...opened season with then- career-long 9-game unbeaten streak (7-0-2)...recorded a personal- and franchise-record 16-game unbeaten streak (12-0- 4, 1.23 GAA, . 954 SV%) from Feb. 15 – Apr. 2...appeared in 10 of 11 playoff games, posting a 5-5 record with a 2.42 GAA and .913 SV%...set or tied 21 franchise playoff goaltending records, including wins in a season, longest shutout streak in a season (114:10), lowest GAA in a season, most saves in a season (273) and best SV% in a season...made franchise playoff record 61 saves on 62 shots in Game 6 at WSH as Lightning clinched series in 3OT on Apr. 20.

2001-02:

Tied for 2nd in NHL in shutouts (7) and ranked 4th in saves (1761), 5th in games played (70) and tied for 5th in save percentage (.920)...set team single season records for goals against average (2.36), save percentage, shutouts, saves and games played in goal...stopped 20 of 20 shots in the 3rd period to earn the win for the World Team at the 2002 NHL All-Star Game (3rd All-Star appearance)...won a Bronze Medal with Team Russia at the 2002 Winter Olympics...named the Top Goaltender of Olympic Games by the IIHF Tournament Directorate...NHL Player of the Week for week ending Nov. 25 (3-0-0, 0.67 GAA, .980 SV%, 2 SHO).

2000-01:


Appeared in 2 games with TB, posting a 1-1-0 record with a 2.93 GAA and a .913 SV%...made Lightning debut Mar. 30 with 32 saves in 4-2 win at FLA.

1999-00:

Appeared in 33 games with Long Beach (IHL), posting a 21-11-1 record with a 1.83 GAA.

1998-99:


Finished 3rd in NHL in shutouts (8), tied for 4th in SV% (.923) and 5th in wins (32)...set franchise record for career shutouts with 21 (Essensa had 14)...earned his 100th career NHL win Nov. 20 at SJ...played for the World All-Stars at the NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 24 in TB (15 shots against, 14 saves).

1997-98:

Ranked 6th in the NHL in Wins (30) and 8th in Shutouts (4)...appeared in his 1st NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 18 in Vancouver (stopped 11 of 13 shots)...played in 3 playoff games vs. DET posting a 2-1 record.

1996-97:


Played 2 games for Russia in the 1996 World Cup...set career highs in GP (72) and Minutes (4091)...named NHL Player of the Week for week ending Mar. 9 (posted 3 consecutive shutouts on the road)...set a franchise record for longest shutout sequence Mar. 2-10, 204:13...collected 1st career playoff shutout, stopping 32 shots in Game 4 vs. ANA on Apr. 22.

1995-96:

Won the Winnipeg Jets’ MVP award...played in his 1st career playoff game Apr. 17 at DET...recorded 1st playoff win (4-1) in Game 3 at DET on Apr. 21.

1994-95:


Appeared in 26 games as a rookie, posting an 8-9-4 record...played his 1st NHL game Jan. 21 vs. ANA (4-3 loss)...recorded 1st NHL win Feb. 6 at CGY...selected as the Jets’ Rookie of the Year.

1993-94:

Started in all 46 games for CSKA (CIS League)...posted 5 shutouts and had a GAA of 2.65...1992-93: Appeared in 13 games, posting a GAA of 3.29...also played 6 games for the CIS in the 1993 World Junior Championships...1991-92: Played in only 2 games in his 1st season with CSKA, posting a 3.52 GAA...also played in six games for the CIS at the 1992 World Junior Championships posting a 6-0-0 record with a 1.45 GAA and 2 shutout...won a Gold Medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics as the 3rd goaltender on the Unified Team.
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