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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.
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp