Artjom Abramov

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Artjom Abramov (born 23 January 1990) is an Estonian professional ice hockey player. Abramov is currently playing for Asnières of the French 3rd division.

Playing career[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

International play[edit | hide | edit source]

Abramov has played for Estonia in a number of international ice hockey events. The first one that he participated in was the world U-18 championships. In 2006 he led Estonia to the second place in Group A of Division II, followed up by 3rd in Group B in 2008, respectively. He played 10 total games over the course of these two tournaments, scoring two goals, no assists, and collecting 22 penalty minutes. He has also played for Estonia in three U-20 championships, better known as the WJHC. Abramov played in Division 2 at the 2008 WJHC, and excelled. He had one goal and three assists in five tournament games, fairly good offensive numbers for a defenseman, but he also picked up 10 penalty minutes in the . At 191 cm and 194 pounds (88 kg), he played for the U-20 team again at the 2009 championships, but his statistics were less impressive, because this time Estonia competed in Division 1. In that tournament Abramov collected only one assist and two penalty minutes in three games, and they returned to Division 2. In that tournament, his 3rd and final, he did well again, scoring twice and getting an assist over a five-game span. He also had six penalty minutes.

Professional[edit | hide | edit source]

Abramov was born in Tallinn, Estonian SSR, Soviet Union, and was playing professional hockey by the time he was 16 years old. He was all over the place in his first year of professional hockey, but started off with the Tartu Big Diamonds in the 2005/06 season. He did not start well and stayed entirely off the score sheet through his 10-game stint with the Big Diamonds. Things got better when he was traded to the Tallinn Purikad, as his all around play improved. He took a few more penalties than his coach would have liked (41 in 12 games) but Abramov made up for it with three goals and seven points. He also played for the Estonian League junior team that year. Two points in seven games were modest stats, but his defensive game improved dramatically over the course of his rookie season. In 2009/10 he had 10 points in 37 games, as well as 28 penalty minutes. Last season, playing for Muik Hockey in the Finnish fourth division, he notched four goals and eleven points in twenty-six games. He now plays in France.

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