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Name: Andrei ZubarevAtlanta Thrashers (#187/2005 NHL Draft)

Rating: 81
Height: 184cm/6'0"
Weight: 90kg/198.0 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Born: 1987-03-03
Birthplace: Ufa, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2003-04 Salavat Yulayev Home - Sold
10/19: Spartak beats Atlant 2-1 (10/21/2009) seasonal awards! (05/08/2009)
Russian national team's training camp (03/28/2009)
Atlant Mytischi gets a lot from Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers) (Atlanta Thrashers) in the playoffs' start (03/03/2009)
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04/13/2009 Second match in Austria, prospects shine

World Championships -  In the second match team Russia played in Austria against the local National team, head coach Vyacheslav Bykov decided to give more room to the youngsters. If in the first match Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) and Igor Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks) were left out from the lineup, friday they played a nice role on the team and replied with great perfomances, with the other youngsters who were dressed in the first match, Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes) and Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers). Also Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens) was part of the match, but he's a regular with team Russia for the last three years.

It was Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes) the one who had the honor of opening the dancing with a big slapshot after a won faceoff in the offensive zone. Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) made it 2-0 with another big time slapper in the dying seconds for the first period.

After two minutes of the middle period Igor Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks) deflected in a great centering pass by Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) from the right circle. Three minutes later Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers), with a nice top shelf wristshot, finalized a great, quick combination in the offensive zone that seen the puck travelling from Radulov, to Gorovikov and to Atlant's player very quickly

And it was again Zubarev who, with a great breakout pass from the own zone launched Radulov on a quick counter attack free to score the 5-0 goal.

Prospect shined again after goals coming from Maxim Rybin (assisted by Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens)) and Denis Kulyash (Nashville Predators), Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) scored Russia's eigth goal, deflecting in a slap shot by Vitaliy Atyushov (Ottawa Senators), who was assisted by Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers).

Russia's next commitment will be the Euro Hockey Tour last stage in the Czech Republic.
04/10/2009 Russia overcomes Austria in preparation match

World Championships -  In Innsbruck Russia skated past Austria with a 3-1 score. Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens), Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers) and Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes) played in this game. ( article by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
03/28/2009 Russian national team's training camp

World Championships -  Vyacheslav Bykov and Igor Zakharkin released the list of the roster that will start the preparations for the 2009 IIHF WC and will play two test matches in Austria on April 8th and 10th. Some interesting callings are Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) and Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers). READ MORE
03/12/2009 Atlant keeps on winning, Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers) delivers
03/03/2009 Atlant Mytischi gets a lot from Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers) in the playoffs' start
09/11/2008 Prospect trio iced in Mytischi - KHL second Round Atlant - Vityaz
08/22/2008 Dmitri Kosmachev (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers) in a dman swap
03/25/2008 Semifinals - Ak Bars Kazan vs. Salavat Yulayev 2:1 (series 1:1)
01/07/2007 Andrei Zubarev’s (Atlanta Thrashers) profile made public, new scouting report added!
12/25/2006 Andrei Zubarev: Buravchikov and I play every other game. There is only one explanation: the coach knows better.
07/16/2006 Web Site News: Andrei Zubarev's (Atlanta Thrashers) Salavat Yulayev game worn jersey added
03/23/2006 Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers) sidelined by injury
01/05/2006 Gold war: Russians talk tough ahead of game
09/20/2005 Tour 5: Sibir - Ak Bars Video Clips (Zinovjev (Boston), Golovin (Chicago), Loginov (Atlanta) goals)
09/03/2005 Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers) ineligible to start season
08/09/2005 Bashkir President's Cup - Super League (Russia 1): Preseason Hockey Tournament Box Scores and Statistics
07/23/2005 2 new scouting reports added to Andrei Zubarev's (2005 NHL Entry Draft) profile
06/23/2005 Hold out works
09/24/2004 Premium Coverage: Player Profile of Andrei Zubarev has been added to the 2005 NHL Entry Draft Section!
Scouting Evaluations:
Shirokov and Parshin shine in CSKA's big victory against Atlant
Round 46 Ė Khimik Mytischi vs Ak Bars Kazan (10 prospects scouted)
Russian Superleague Round 15. Avangard Omsk vs Ak Bars
Kiril Petrov shift by shift detailed scouting report (Ak Bars vs. Lokomotiv game)
Super League Round 3: Prospects parade in Kazan - Metallurg Mg. vs. Ak Bars (Kazan) Scouting Analysis
U18 Team Russia Lineup, Evaluation and Grades - Defensemen and Goalies (2005 NHL Entry Draft Scouting)
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #2
Rank 2: #3
Rank 3: #4 Ranking Comments:He is one of Russia's best blue line prospects, but he can't get ice time to save his life. Zubarev has struggled to see any ice time in Russia, refusing to sign a contract extension with Salavat Yulayev beyond this season. This will hurt his conditioning, and may impact his play on the U18 squad.
Rank 4: #4
Talent Analysis:
Nov 2006 Update (U20 4 Nations Tournament
Back In Russia:
Zubarev was born in Ufa and is the product of the Salavat Yulayev hockey school in that city. The young blue liner is the club’s top young defensive prospect from the 86 and 87 years. 2003-04 season: Zubarev started the 2003-04 season with Salavat’s second squad, Salavat Yulayev 2. Towards the end of the season, when it became clear that the club was out of the race for a spot in the Super League playoffs, the club’s management called up the young defenseman in early March. He skated in six contests for Salavat Yulayev’s fourth defensive pairing. Zubarev is also a long time member of Russia’s '87 national squad. Please refer to the tournament evaluations below for the reports of Zubarev’s performance at each tournament where we scouted the young player. 2004-05 season: Zubarev spent the 2004-05 preseason on Salavat Yulayev’s main roster, but was one of the last cuts prior to the beginning of the regular season. He continues to be one of the top defensemen on Russia’s '87 team and may get some ice time in the Super League (Russia 1) soon, if Salavat’s new head coach Rafael Ishmatov, a former junior national team head coach who is known for his willingness to field young players, gives him a chance.
NHL Outlook:
Andrei Zubarev is eligible for the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. The young defenseman displays an impressive physical edge to his game. Zubarev has second defensive pairing potential in the NHL. He is one of the top defensmen available out of Russia for the 2005 Draft.
RP Projection: Late first round or early second round selection.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Atlant (Mytische) KHL (Reg.)35 0 4 4 65 5
2007-08 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Playoffs)2 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Reg.)39 4 3 7 86 0
2006-07 U20 Team Russia (87) U20 IIHF WJC (Intl.)6 0 2 2 2 +5
2006-07 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Reg.)19 0 0 0 30 7
2005-06 U20 Team Russia (86) 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 0 +2
2005-06 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 0 2 2 4 +1
2005-06 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Reg.)40 2 11 13 40 7
2004-05 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC (Intl.)4 0 1 1 2 -2
2004-05 U18 Team Russia 5 Nations Tournament (Reg.)4 1 0 1 0 0
2004-05 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) Super League (Reg.)5 0 0 0 4 -1
2004-05 U18 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 1 2 6 +4
2004-05 Salavat Yulayev 2 1st League (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2004-05 U18 Team Russia U18 World Cup (Intl.)5 0 0 0 2 -
2003-04 Team Russia 87 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 2 +3
2003-04 Salavat Yulayev 2 1st League (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2003-04 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) Super League (Reg.)6 0 1 1 4 +1
2002-03 Metallurg Mg. 87 Jr. League (Finals)7 0 1 1 4 -
2002-03 Team Russia 87 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 2 +1
2002-03 Team Ural 87 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 0 1 1 4 -
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