Sergeev, Artem

Bolts Ink Prospect Camp Invitee to Entry Level Deal

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Artem Sergeev to a three-year entry level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Sergeev, 19, played in 46 games with the Val-d’Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season, recording seven goals and 20 points to go along with 46 penalty minutes. He ranked first on the Foreurs defense in power play goals with four and was second in goals. Sergeev also appeared in three playoff games with Val-d’Or, posting nine penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-1, 205 pound defenseman represented Russia at the IIHF World Junior Championships in Calgary, Alberta last year, registering one goal, two points and 12 penalty minutes. He captured the Silver Medal with Russia, losing to Sweden in overtime in the Gold Medal game.

The Moska, Russia native has skated in 110 career games in the QMJHL with the Foreurs, collecting 12 goals and 47 points to go along with 86 penalty minutes. Sergeev has also appeared in seven career postseason games, recording one assist and nine penalty minutes.

Artem Sergeev


Out of Organization
Moscow, RUS
Signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2012
Last Team: 
Florida (ECHL)
Projects As: 
#5/#6 2-way defenseman

Draft Info

Draft Status: 


Contract Status: 
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
Contract Type: 
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$566 667
Contract Start Year: 
Contract End Year: 
Contract End Status: 
$575 000
$562 500
$562 500



U20 WJC Silver Medal


Played for the Chicago Young Americans of the MWEHL where he posted 9 goals and 38 points in 35 games. Was selected in the 2nd round, 31st overall by CSKA in the KHL Draft. Was also selected by Val-d'Or of the QMJHL in the 2ns round, 72nd overall, of the CHL Import Draft.

Posted 5 goals and 27 points in 64 games in his rookie season for Val-d'Or. Appeared for the Detroit Red Wings at the 2011 Traverse City Prospect Tournament.

Posted 7 goals and 20 points in 46 games for Val-d'Or. Appeared for Russia in 1 game of the 2012 Subway Super Series against the QMJHL All-Stars. Won Silver for Team Russia at the U20 World Junior Championships while paired with Zakhar Arzamastsev on Russia's top pairing. Sergeev posted 1 goal and 2 points in the tournament. Was unranked by NHL Central Scouting and undrafted in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, making Sergeev an unrestricted free agent. Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 1, 2012.

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

"A wild card in more ways than one because he’s so slick and so Russian at times and so very ordinary at others. His skills are clearly there and he’s mobile, very well-built and he’s smart but after a year playing with the Val-d’Or Foreurs, Igor Larionov’s client needs to learn more English and French, feel a little more comfortable doing his own thing and hopefully showing some grit during the prospect tournament." (The Malik Report/Kukla's Corner)


Mobile and skilled stickhandler and passer. Has the coveted booming right-handed point shot. Not big in stature, but strong with low center of gravity. Positionally well schooled in his defensive third.


Statistical production in the QMJHL does not match physical talents. Prone to disappear for long stretches. Not overly physical, and more of stick-in-the-lane type defender. The "Russian factor" makes him a potential flight risk to the KHL.


#5/#6 2-way defenseman in the NHL or top-4 defenseman in the KHL


Player statistics powered by

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Chicago Young Americans U16T1EHL U1635 9 2938 68|        
 2010-2011 Val-d'Or ForeursQMJHL64 5 2227 40|Playoffs4 0 11
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series1 0 22 0|        
 2011-2012 Val-d'Or ForeursQMJHL46 7 1320 46|Playoffs3 0 00
  Russia U20WJC-207 1 12 12|        
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series1 0 00 0|        
 2012-2013 Val-d'Or ForeursQMJHL55 6 3339 65|Playoffs10 3 36 12 
  Syracuse CrunchAHL1 0 00 0|        
  Russia U20WJC-207 0 22 0|        
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series1 0 00 0|        
  Russia U20CAN-RUS Challenge4 0 22 2|        
 2013-2014 Syracuse CrunchAHL68 3 710 50|        
 2014-2015 Syracuse CrunchAHL5 1 01 7|        
  Florida EverbladesECHL35 6 1218 17|        
 2015-2016 CSKA MoskvaKHL27 0 33 30|Playoffs14 0 22 25 
  Zvezda ChekhovVHL7 0 44 6|        
 2016-2017 CSKA MoskvaKHL30 0 55 28|Playoffs6 0 22 18 
  Zvezda ChekhovVHL2 1 34 2|        
 2017-2018 CSKA MoskvaKHL38 0 55 28|Playoffs13 0 00
  Zvezda ChekhovVHL5 0 22 8|        
 2018-2019 Salavat Yulaev UfaKHL- - -- -|        

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