The world champion on hockey Andrei Markov ended his career at 41

“Andrew told me that there will be more to play. He ends his career,” said Isakov, whose words leads TASS.

Markov was born in Voskresensk and began his career in the local “Chemist”, which debuted at senior level in 1996. Two years later, the defender moved to Moscow “Dynamo”, which in the season of 1999/00 won gold medals of the national championship.

In 1999, Markov in the Euroleague final scoring, who then recalled many a long year. The Dynamo conceded in the account, and the Markov shortly before the final siren threw on goal Magnitogorsk “Metallurgist” from the goal. Goalkeeper Boris Fortunov washer missed, but in the end Dynamo still lost. But that goal Markov for a long time considered the most striking event in his career.

From 2000 to 2017 with a break for lockouts in the NHL defender played for Montreal. In 2005 because of the lockout, returned to the capital “Dynamo”, and in season 2012/13 he played for Moscow “Vityaz”. He also defended the colors of Kazan “AK Bars”.

Just the regular championship of NHL held a Markov 990 matches and scored 119 goals and made 453 assists. In the playoffs, the hockey player played in 89 meetings, scoring five goals and giving 27 assists.

in Addition to gold 2008, the Markov with the Russian national team twice became the bronze medalist of the world Championships.

Ahead of schedule finished the season Markov has spent in Yaroslavl “the Locomotive” – he has 29 games and 8 points (1+7).