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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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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday