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Igor Larionov

Igor Larionov  #8

Center
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: December 3, 1960
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Voskresensk, Russia
WEIGHT: 170 DRAFTED: VAN / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 11th   (214th overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1980) USSR First All-Star Team (1983, 1986, 1987, 1988) WEC-A All-Star Team (1983, 1986) USSR Player of the Year (1988) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998) Claimed by San Jose from Vancouver in Waiver Draft, October 4, 1992. Traded to Detroit by San Jose for Ray Sheppard, October 24, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1, 2000. Traded to Detroit by Florida for Yan Golubovsky, December 28, 2000. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 10, 2003. Officially announced retirement, April 20, 2004.
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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