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Valeri Zelepukin

Valeri Zelepukin  #29

Left Wing
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: September 17, 1968
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Voskresensk, Russia
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: NJD / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 11th   (221st overall)
Missed majority of 1994-95 due to eye injury suffered in practice, January 24, 1995. Traded to Edmonton by New Jersey with Bill Guerin for Jason Arnott and Bryan Muir, January 4, 1998. Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton for Daniel Lacroix, October 5, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 18, 2000. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to knee injury in training camp, October 4, 2001.
Quote of the Day

I mean, any of those 14 teams (in the lottery) it would have been an absolute honor. If I am selected by Edmonton it will be amazing, a dream come true. They have a lot of amazing young players there.

— Likely No. 1 pick Connor McDavid after the Oilers won the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday