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Anton Volchenkov

Anton Volchenkov  #20

Defenseman
NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: February 25, 1982
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.
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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday