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Oleg Tverdovsky

Oleg Tverdovsky  #28

Defenseman
NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: May 18, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Donetsk, Ukraine
WEIGHT: 211 DRAFTED: ANA / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
EJC-A All-Star Team (1994) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1997) Traded to Winnipeg by Anaheim with Chad Kilger and Anaheim's 3rd round choice (Per-Anton Lundstrom) in 1996 Entry Draft for Teemu Selanne, Marc Chouinard and Winnipeg's 4th round choice (later traded to Toronto later traded to Montreal Montreal selected Kim Staal) in 1996 Entry Draft, February 7, 1996. Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Traded to Anaheim by Phoenix for Travis Green and Anaheim's 1st round choice (Scott Kelman) in 1999 Entry Draft, June 26, 1999. Traded to New Jersey by Anaheim with Jeff Friesen and Maxim Balmochnykh for Petr Sykora, Mike Commodore, Jean-Francois Damphousse and Igor Pohanka, July 6, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (Russia), August 29, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 4, 2005. Traded to Los Angeles by Carolina with Jack Johnson for Eric Belanger and Tim Gleason, September 29, 2006.
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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday