Yesterday saw the completion of the Rick Nash sage which finally sent the one-time face of the Columbus Blue Jackets franchise to the New York Rangers. One of the pieces that was sent the other way was 24-year-old center, Artem Anisimov. Affectionately nicknamed “Artie” by the Blueshirt faithful, Anisimov enjoyed three seasons in New York after playing two years with the clubs AHL affiliate the (now defunct) Hartford Wolfpack.
In 244 games the Yaroslalv native netted 46 goals and added 52 assists for a total of 108 points. Below you will find some of his most memorable tallies.
From crucial OT goals, to highlight reel plays these 5 videos capture what Anisimov has to offer for the rebuilding Blue Jackets. Anisimov’s top moment (albeit predictable) perfectly captures his innocence and fun loving spirit he brings to the locker room. The video comes from the fine people at HBO and their series 24/7. Enjoy