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Sergei Zholtok

Sergei Zholtok  #9

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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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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