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Sergei Gonchar  #55

Montréal Canadiens  Defenseman
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: April 13, 1974  (AGE 41)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Chelyabinsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: WSH / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (14th overall)
Gonchar will be representing Russia in Olympic competition for the fourth time and will be looking for his third Olympic medal -- he was a member of the silver-medal winning team in 1998 and captured a bronze medal in 2002.

His most recent international competition was the 2007 World Championship where he recorded five points (1-4-5) and was paired with Andrei Markov. “I played with (Markov) in the World Championship in Moscow. We played together and we had a good chemistry. I don’t know what the coach has in mind but at the same time I think we have played well together and we understand each other.”

He represented Russia at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, the second World Cup of his career (1996) and led defensemen in scoring with three points (1-2-3).

Quote of the Day

Hockey means everything to people here [Winnipeg]. They take their team's success to heart. We've had an incredible year and they've given us incredible support.

— Jets center Mathieu Perreault after losing to the Ducks in Game 3 of their playoff series on Monday