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Sergei Gonchar  #55

Dallas Stars  Defenseman
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: April 13, 1974  (AGE 40)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Chelyabinsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: WSH / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (14th overall)
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Career: PPG (102), SHG (2), GWG (35)
MULTI-POINT GAMES (2): (1) 2 PTS, (0) 3 PTS, (1) 4+ PTS
Dallas' record when recording a multi-point game: 1-0-0
 
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS EXPERIENCE:
* Making his 14th Stanley Cup Playoffs appearance
* Leads all current Stars with 90 points (22-68-90) in 135 career postseason contests
* Won the Stanley Cup in 2009 with Pittsburgh
* Advanced to the 2008 Stanley Cup Final with Pittsburgh
* Leads all active NHL defensemen with seven postseason game-winning goals
* Is tied with Brad Stuart as the active leader among NHL defensemen in postseason games played (135)
 
2013-14 REGULAR SEASON:
* Posted a career-high four assists on Dec. 14 at WPG
* At 39 years and 245 days, he became the second-oldest defenseman in NHL history to earn four helpers in one game. Pittsburgh defenseman Tim Horton tallied four assists on Jan. 15, 1972 against Philadelphia at the age of 42 years and 3 days
NHL Second All-Star Team (2002, 2003) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2001, 2002, 2003, 2008) Traded to Boston by Washington for Shaonne Morrisonn and Boston's 1st (Jeff Schultz) and 2nd (Michail Yunkov) round choices in 2004 Entry Draft, March 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (Russia), September 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 3, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (KHL), September 16, 2012. Traded to Dallas by Ottawa for Dallas' 6th round choice (Chris LeBlanc) in 2013 Entry Draft, June 7, 2013.
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