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Vitali Yachmenev

Vitali Yachmenev  #43

Right Wing
NUMBER: 43 BIRTHDATE: January 8, 1975
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Chelyabinsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: LAK / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (59th overall)
OHL All-Rookie Team (1994) OHL Rookie of the Year (1994) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (1994) Traded to Nashville by Los Angeles for future considerations, July 7, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Khabarovsk (Russia), September 5, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (Russia), May 30, 2005. Officially announced his retirement, July 9, 2013.
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For us it's a little bit different. I've never been in front of this much media. This is more than we've ever had to deal with in Tampa. I guess we're on a little bit bigger stage now. It's nice, you have to enjoy it. This doesn't happen too often.

— Lightning forward J.T. Brown after his first Media Day experience on Tuesday in preparation of Game 1 on Wednesday