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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.
Quote of the Day

He stuck his neck out there for us. I don't know what's wrong with him, but you see he was in pain. But he went back in there. He's a tough guy. You've got to give him credit for helping the boys out.

— Panthers forward Brandon Pirri on goalie Roberto Luongo, who returned to game on Tuesday against Maple Leafs after leaving earlier in the contest with an injury