Artem Anisimov was drafted 54th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. It became apparent quickly that he was a special player when he was selected to participate in the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic representing the PlanetUSA team. Anisimov scored one goal and assisted on two others in a thrilling 14-11 PlanetUSA victory over the Canadian All-Stars.
Currently, Artem Anisimov is putting the moves on opposing teams as he skates in the NHL with the New York Rangers at the young age of 21. With 5 goals and 12 points in 27 games, Anisimov is slowly adjusting to professional life but still shows flashes of brilliance such as his 3 point night against the Blue Jackets in late November.
Anisimov has some phenomenal skill. Here it is on display during a pre-season game:
Here's a short list of some of his available cards in the 2009-10 season:
09/10 NHL UD Black Auto'd Rookie Letterman #65
09/10 NHL Fleer Ultra Rookies #204
09/10 NHL UD Series 1 Young Guns #221
09/10 NHL UD Series 1 Young Guns #221 UD Exclusives
09/10 NHL UD Series 1 Young Guns #221 High Glossy
09/10 NHL UD Artifacts Rookie #172
09/10 NHL UD MVP Rookie #314
09/10 NHL OPC Rookie #547
Artem Anisimov's rookie cards are available in all 2009-10 Upper Deck products and can be purchased at Canada Card World.