Markov by numbers

Tuesday, 13.05.2008 / 2:00 PM / News
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Markov by numbers
In 2007-08, the rest of the NHL finally began to take notice of what Andrei Markov brings to the table. Here’s a numerical look back at the season that was for the first-time NHL All-Star.

316,136-All-star votes received by Markov to lead all Eastern Conference defensemen, paving his way to a spot in the starting lineup in the NHL All-Star Game on January 27 in Atlanta.

72- Power play goals for which Markov was on the ice out of the total 90 scored by the Canadiens, helping lead Montreal’s top-ranked unit in the NHL in 2007-08. 

58-Regular season points scored by Markov to rank sixth among all NHL defenseman in 2007-08.

3-Consecutive seasons Markov has now surpassed the 40-point mark, making him the first Habs defenseman to do so since Chris Chelios turned the trick from 1986-87 through 1988-89.

29-Identical number of points amassed by Markov both at home and on the road this season, with the Habs’ rearguard going as far as evenly splitting his offensive output by notching eight goals and 21 assists both at and away from the Bell Centre.

108-Consecutive regular season games played by Markov since Feb. 27, 2007, making him the club’s current iron man. The durable Canadiens’ defenseman was also one of only three Habs to suit up for all 82 games in 2007-08, along with Christopher Higgins and Alex Kovalev. 
93- Games out of his last 94, including the playoffs, in which Markov has logged over 20 minutes of ice time. The only time he didn’t do so over that span was on Nov. 30, 2007, in New Jersey, when he clocked in well below his average at 16:53.

3-Spots climbed by Markov in 2007-08 on the team’s all-time point list for defensemen, with the 29-year-old now sitting at No. 9 with 265 points, 17 back of eighth-place Jacques Laperriere.

2047:40-Total ice time logged by Markov during the 2007-08 regular season, making him the seventh-busiest skater in the NHL this past season.

60-Takeaways credited to Markov to lead all Canadiens in 2007-08.

Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com