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Alexei Tezikov

Alexei Tezikov

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: June 22, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Togliatti, Russia
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: BUF / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (115th overall)
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1998) Traded to Washington by Buffalo with Buffalo's 4th round compensatory choice (later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Levente Szuper) in 2000 Entry Draft for Joe Juneau and Washington's 3rd round choice (Tim Preston) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 22, 1999. Traded to Anaheim by Washington with Edmonton's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Brandon Rogers) in 2001 Entry Draft for Jason Marshall, March 13, 2001. Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Anaheim, October 30, 2001. Spent majority of 2001-02 season on practice roster, November 20, 2001. Officially announced retirement June 30, 2002.
Quote of the Day

You get the right whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals