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Anton Volchenkov  #20

Nashville Predators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: February 25, 1982  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: OTT / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (21st overall)
NHL Playoff Notes: - Has 17 points (4g-13a) in 85 career playoff games, most recently tallying two points (1g-1a) in 24 games with New Jersey in 2012. - Appeared in all 20 of Ottawa s playoff games during their run to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, ranking second on the team in average time on ice (23:19). - Led all skaters in the 2007 postseason in blocked shots (8) and ranked seventh in hits (50). Additional Playoff/Championship Notes: - Helped Russia win the 2002 World Junior Championship, tying for third among tournament defensemen in points (1g-3a) and assists. - Appeared in all nine of Russia s games during the 2002 World Championship, earning a silver medal.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to shoulder injury vs. Boston, December 8, 2003. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Nizhny Novgorod (KHL), October 9, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 7, 2014.
Quote of the Day

We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5