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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.
Quote of the Day

I was surprised. I knew I got it. It's tough. You never know how hard it is until it registers on the gun. I got pretty much all I could into and you just hope for the best.

— Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber after winning the AMP NHL Hardest Shot event at the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition