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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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I think the thing about him, No. 1, he's a competitive guy. We have no issues as far as him fitting in here with this group. No question he's going to be hungry. I think whenever you look at your back end, it's a mix-type thing, and I think [there are] things he can bring to us. He's very mobile, and even though he's not big (6 feet, 201 pounds), he certainly competes. He's a smart player.

— Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on Andrej Sekera, after making a trade with the Hurricanes for the defenseman on Wednesday
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