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Sergei Zholtok

Sergei Zholtok  #9

Center
NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: December 2, 1972
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Riga, Latvia
WEIGHT: 197 DRAFTED: BOS / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (55th overall)
Signed as a free agent by Las Vegas (IHL), August 5, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 10, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September 9, 1998. Traded to Edmonton by Montreal for Chad Kilger, December 18, 2000. Traded to Minnesota by Edmonton for Minnesota's 7th round choice (J.F. Dufort) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 29, 2001. Traded to Nashville by Minnesota with Brad Bombardir for Buffalo's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Clayton Stoner) in 2004 Entry Draft and Nashville's 4th round choice (Patrick Bordeleau) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 5, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Riga (Latvia), October 2, 2004. Collapsed on the way to the dressing room during a game in Minsk, Belarus and later died, November 3, 2004. He had been previously diagnosed as having cardiac arrythmia.
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This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares