Markov takes Molson Cup for October

Thursday, 03.11.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
Montreal Canadiens


Andrei Markov has led all Canadiens blueliners with an average of 25 minutes of ice time, including a season-high 31 minutes in New York on Oc.t 6

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MONTREAL - As the Canadiens' Player of the Month for October, defenseman Andrei Markov is the first recipient of the Molson Cup for the 2005-06 season.

Markov collected 20 points in Molson Cup standings, receiving the honor for the first time of his career. He also becomes the first defenseman to win a Molson Cup segment since Vladimir Malakhov in February 1999 (31 segments). Markov finished just ahead of Saku Koivu, Alex Kovalev and Jose Theodore, who has been the end-of-season Molson Cup recipient since 2000-01.

Markov, who has played in all 12 games so far this season, has two assists, including his set-up of Mike Ribeiro's game-winning goal late in Montreal's 5-4 win over the Maple Leafs on October 8 in Toronto.

The Russian blueliner leads all Canadiens defensemen with an average ice time of 25 minutes per game. He was named the game's first star in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Rangers in New York, when he logged a season-high 31 minutes.

A presentation honoring the Molson Cup winner will take place prior to Saturday's game against the Buffalo Sabres, at the Bell Centre.

Molson Cup - October 2005

 

1*

2*

3*

Points

Andrei Markov

1

3

0

20

Jose Theodore

2

1

0

15

Alex Kovalev

1

2

0

15

Saku Koivu

1

1

1

15

Mike Ribeiro

1

0

1

10

Francis Bouillon

1

0

1

10

Steve Begin

1

0

1

10

Yann Danis

1

0

0

5

Michael Ryder

0

1

0

5

Alexander Perezhogin

0

1

0

5

Jan Bulis

0

1

0

5

Craig Rivet

0

0

1

5

Tomas Plekanec

0

0

1

5