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Oleg Saprykin

Oleg Saprykin  #61

Left Wing
NUMBER: 61 BIRTHDATE: February 12, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: CGY / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (11th overall)
WHL West Second All-Star Team (1999, 2000) Returned to Seattle (WHL) by Calgary, October 18, 1999. Traded to Phoenix by Calgary with Denis Gauthier for Daymond Langkow, August 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (Russia), September 25, 2004. Traded to Ottawa by Phoenix with Phoenix's 7th round choice (Torrie Jung) in 2007 Entry Draft for Ottawa's 2nd round choice (later traded to Anaheim - Anaheim selected Jared Staal) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (Russia), July 30, 2007.
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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players