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Nikolai Khabibulin

Nikolai Khabibulin  #39

NUMBER: 39 BIRTHDATE: January 13, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Sverdlovsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 208 DRAFTED: WIN / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 9th   (204th overall)
James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (IHL MVP) (2000) (co-winner - Frederic Chabot) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998, 1999, 2002, 2003) Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Missed 1999-2000 NHL season and majority of 2000-01 after failing to come to contract terms with Phoenix. Signed as a free agent by Long Beach (IHL) with Phoenix retaining NHL rights, January 14, 2000. Traded to Tampa Bay by Phoenix with Stan Neckar for Mike Johnson, Paul Mara, Ruslan Zainullin and NY Islanders' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Phoenix selected Matthew Spiller) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 5, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), November 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 5, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 5, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to groin injury at Nashville, November 16, 2013.
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Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.

— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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