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Ilya Byakin

Ilya Byakin

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: February 2, 1963
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Sverdlovsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 183 DRAFTED: EDM / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 11th   (267th overall)
Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1983) WC-A All-Star Team (1993) Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 18, 1994.
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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday