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Kirill Safronov

Kirill Safronov  #29

Defenseman
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: February 26, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: St. Petersburg, Russia
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: PHX / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (19th overall)
Traded to Atlanta by Phoenix with the rights to Ruslan Zainullin and Phoenix's 5th round choice (Patrick Dwyer) in 2002 Entry Draft for Darcy Hordichuk and Atlanta's 4th (Lance Monych) and 5th (John Zeiler) round choices in 2002 Entry Draft, March 19, 2002. Traded to Nashville by Atlanta with Simon Gamache for Ben Simon and Tomas Kloucek, December 2, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), June 13, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Voskresensk (Russia), December, 2004. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (Russia), July 22, 2005.
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