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Viacheslav Fetisov

Viacheslav Fetisov

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: April 20, 1958
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: NJD / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (145th overall)
Best Defenseman at EJC-A (1976) WJC-A All-Star Team (1977, 1978) Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1977, 1978) WEC-A All-Star Team (1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991) WEC-A - Best Defenseman (1978, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1989) USSR First All-Star Team (1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988) USSR - Player of the Year (1982, 1986) Leningradskaya-Pravda Trophy (Top Scoring Defenseman) (1984, 1986, 1987, 1988) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1987) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1997, 1998) Traded to Detroit by New Jersey for Detroit's 3rd round choice (David Gosselin) in 1995 Entry Draft, April 3, 1995. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (KHL), December 10, 2009.
Quote of the Day

I think the thing about him, No. 1, he's a competitive guy. We have no issues as far as him fitting in here with this group. No question he's going to be hungry. I think whenever you look at your back end, it's a mix-type thing, and I think [there are] things he can bring to us. He's very mobile, and even though he's not big (6 feet, 201 pounds), he certainly competes. He's a smart player.

— Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on Andrej Sekera, after making a trade with the Hurricanes for the defenseman on Wednesday
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