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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.
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I just wanted to do something to take my mind off the shot and let me relax a little bit. It seemed like the fans liked it. I'm glad I was able to score.

— Oilers forward Taylor Hall on lifting his arms to fire up the crowd before his penalty shot
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