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Darius Kasparaitis

Darius Kasparaitis  #6

Defenseman
NUMBER: 6 BIRTHDATE: October 16, 1972
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Elektrenai, Lithuania
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: NYI / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
EJC-A All-Star Team (1990) Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1992) Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Islanders with Andreas Johansson for Bryan Smolinski, November 17, 1996. Traded to Colorado by Pittsburgh for Ville Niemenen and Rick Berry, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 2, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), October 22, 2004.
Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday