Philadelphia Flyers sign Artem Anisimov to pro tryout deal
According to Frank Seravalli of Daily face-to-facethe Philadelphia Flyers have signed veteran center Artem Anisimov to a pro tryout contract.
Longtime NHL player Anisimov, 34, played the 2021-22 season for Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the KHL. He was tied for sixth on the team in points with 19 in 27 games played. He was a big part of the team and a key factor in their successful season that resulted in a playoff berth.
Anisimov played the first four seasons of his career with the New York Rangers after being selected by them in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. While in New York, Anisimov established himself as a full-time NHL player.
Anisimov gained recognition when he was part of a big trade in 2012 that sent Brandon Dubinsky to Columbus and Rick Nash to New York. Anisimov played three seasons for the Blue Jackets, setting a career high for goals (22) in 2013-14.
In the 2015 offseason, he was once again part of a big business. This time he was traded with Marko Dano, Corey Tropp and Jeremy Morin to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Brandon Saad and other players.
It was in Chicago that Anisimov had the most productive seasons of his career. He ended up playing 291 games for the Blackhawks, scoring 77 goals and 155 points. He was a valuable part of Chicago’s secondary scoring during its declining years.
During the 2019 offseason, Anisimov was traded to the Ottawa Senators for Zack Smith. Anisimov played 68 games with the Senators over the next two seasons, scoring 17 goals and 29 points.
After spending the last season in the KHL, Anisimov is trying to make a comeback to the NHL. In 13 years of career in the NHL, he has 771 games played and 376 points.