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Victor Ignatjev

Victor Ignatjev

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: April 26, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Riga, Latvia
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: SJS / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
ROUND: 11th   (243rd overall)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1997) Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 11, 1998. Missed majority of 1998-99 due to shoulder surgery, November, 1998. Played w/ RHI's Sacramento River Rats in 1996 (21-15-23-38-27).
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players