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Maxim Afinogenov
Maxim Afinogenov
Right Wing
(ah-fihn-ah-GEHN-ahf)
Number: 61
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 4, 1979
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Drafted: BUF / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (69th overall)
CAREER: 2005-06: Sabres leading scorer with career-best 73 points and 51 assists… Tops on Sabres with two overtime GWG and two shootout deciding goals… Had a team-high 18 multi-point games… Scored 15 points (3+12) in eight consecutive games from 4/3 to 4/18… Scored 22nd goal of the season @ MTL (4/15)... Had four points (1+3) vs. Ottawa (4/5)...Had two points (1+1) and shootout deciding goal @ Toronto (4/3)... Scored a penalty shot goal and added two assists vs. Boston (3/12)... Scored OT game winner @ Montreal (2/7)... Scored GWG and added one assist @ Edmonton (1/16)... Scored two points (1+1) vs. NY Islanders (12/26), giving him points in four straight games... Had one assist @ Florida (12/22) to extend his point streak to three games (1+4)... Scored shootout deciding goal and added one assist in 2-1 SO win @ Philadelphia (12/19)... Tied his career-high with three points (1+2) vs. Pittsburgh (12/17)... Scored GWG in 3-2 OT win vs. Anaheim (12/8)... Scored two goals on four shots vs. NY Islanders (10/5)… 2006 Playoffs: Eight points (3+5) in 18 games.

2004-05: Played with Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Super League, collecting 27 points (13+14) in 36 games…Represented Russia at 2005 World Championships in Austria, scoring three goals and two assists in nine games.

2003-04: Tied career-best with three power-play goals…Picked up five multi-point games…Recorded PP goal and assist vs. New Jersey (2/25)... Registered first-ever NHL hat trick in 7-1 win vs. Washington (12/31)...Netted GWG @ Chicago (12/03) for fourth point (2+2) in three games... Had two assists vs. Florida (11/28) for first multi-point game of season.

2002-03:
Missed season’s first 46 games after suffering a concussion during offseason training…Returned to lineup in 4-0 win vs. Toronto (1/24).

2001-02: Set career highs with 21 goals and 40 points…Scored goal and assisted on Rhett Warrener’s GWG in 4-3 win vs. Boston (3/01)…Established career high with 17th goal of season in 2-2 tie @ Carolina (1/29)…Had career-long six-game point streak from @ Dallas (12/12) to @ Toronto (5+4)…Scored goal and assist vs. Chicago (12/19)…Tied career high with two goals in 3-2 (OT) win vs. Carolina (12/14).

2000-01: Tied for team high five GWG… Had four-game point streak (2+4) from @ Atlanta (2/13) to vs. Ottawa (2/19)…Scored OT goal (seventh career GW) for second-straight game in 2-1 win @ Ottawa (2/10)…Scored first-ever OT goal (sixth career GW) in 2-1 win vs. N.Y. Islanders (2/07)…Had five-game point streak (4+3) from vs. N.Y. Islanders (11/09) to vs. Minnesota (11/17)…Scored two PPGs in 3-2 (OT) win vs. Calgary (11/13)…Had three-game point streak (1+2) from vs. Chicago (10/05) to @ Edmonton (10/13)…Scored GW goal in 4-2 victory vs. Chicago (10/5)…2001 Playoffs: Scored goal in Game Six @ Pittsburgh (5/08)… Scored first playoff goal in Game Five @ Philadelphia (4/19).

1999-00: Finished tied for eighth in rookie points (34) and tied for eighth in rookie goals (16)… Scored two goals in 8-1 win vs. Toronto (1/01)… Scored GWG in 2-1 win vs. Chicago (12/10)…Scored two goals (1 ENG) and added an assist in 4-0 win @ Atlanta (11/19)… Scored first career NHL goal and added assist (on PP) in first NHL game, a 6-2 win vs. Boston (11/10)…Led AHL in rookie scoring (15 GP, 18 points (6+12), 8 PIM, +5 with 2 GWG) at time of recall…Multi-point games: 8.

1998-99: Selected Top Forward at 1999 World Junior Championships…Recorded 16 points in 16 playoff games with Dynamo.

1997-98: Scored five points in seven games at the 1998 World Junior Championships.

1996-97:
Scored gold medal-winning goal for Russia in OT at 1997 World Junior Championships.

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