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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.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday