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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

Because of the way they play and their skill set I don't think they're fourth-line players, so in my mind I'm looking at one of those guys I'll have to move over to the wing.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on his four-player battle for second-line center