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Peter Bondra

Peter Bondra  #12

Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: February 7, 1968
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Luck, Ukraine
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: WSH / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (156th overall)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999) Traded to Ottawa by Washington for Brooks Laich and Ottawa's 2nd round choice (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Chris Durand) in 2005 Entry Draft, February 18, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Poprad (Slovakia), January 17, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, September 18, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, December 10, 2006. Officially announced his retirement, October 29, 2007.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday