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Artemi Sergeyevich Panarin is a Russian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Panarin signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on 29 April 2015. He scored his first career NHL goal against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the first game for the Blackhawks. On 17 February 2016, Panarin scored his first career NHL hat trick against the New York Rangers. Panarin appeared in 80 games for the Blackhawks during the 2015– 16 season, during which he recorded 30 goals and 47 assists. He led all rookies with 77 points, which also ranked within leading ten among all skaters for the season. Panarin discovered instant chemistry with Patrick Kane and fellow-Russian Artem Anisimov on the Blackhawks’ second line. Kane, who was the NHL’s MVP and leading scorer in 2015– 16, cited Panarin as a significant factor to his success.
Panarin scored his first NHL playoff goal in game 2 of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs versus the St. Louis Blues on 15 April. During the playoffs, he had an overall of 7 points. Panarin was granted the Calder Memorial Trophy, granted to the NHL’s leading rookie, at the 2016 NHL Awards on 22 June. Panarin was also granted the 2015– 16 Kharlamov Trophy, offered to the best professional Russian hockey player by the Russian Hall of Fame. He also earned a $2.55 million bonus as part of his contract for completing the season in the leading ten among forwards in scoring.
In the 2016– 17 season, Panarin combined upon his rookie season, continuing his offensive function playing together with Kane. On November 9, 2016, Panarin recorded his first career Gordie Howe hat trick versus the St. Louis Blues. On December 28, 2016, the Blackhawks and Panarin consented to a two-year contract extension worth $12 million. He finished his second North American season scoring a career best 31 goals in gathering 74 points in 82 games and was named to the NHL’s Second All-Star Team.
On 23 June 2017, the Blackhawks traded Panarin to the Columbus Blue Jackets along with Tyler Motte and a sixth-round pick in 2017 in exchange for Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg and a fifth-round choice in 2018.