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Alexei Zhitnik

Alexei Zhitnik  #77

Defenseman
NUMBER: 77 BIRTHDATE: October 10, 1972
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Kiev, Ukraine
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: LAK / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (81st overall)
WC-A All-Star Team (1996) Named Best Defenseman at WC-A (1996) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1999, 2002) Traded to Buffalo by Los Angeles with Robb Stauber, Charlie Huddy and Los Angeles' 5th round choice (Marian Menhart) in 1995 Entry Draft for Philippe Boucher, Denis Tsygurov and Grant Fuhr, February 14, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), December 6, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 2, 2005. Traded to Philadelphia by NY Islanders for Freddy Meyer and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Mark Katic) in 2007 Entry Draft, December 16, 2006. Traded to Atlanta by Philadelphia for Braydon Coburn, February 24, 2007.
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It was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential