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Anton Volchenkov
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Anton Volchenkov  #20

Nashville Predators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: February 25, 1982  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: OTT / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (21st overall)
-Most recently matched career-highs for points/assists in a game (3a) on Jan. 3, 2010 vs. Philadelphia. -Recorded a career-high 11 hits on Nov. 20 against Ottawa. -Tallied his first two points (2a) as a member of the Predators on Oct. 17 against the Jets. -In 2013-14, led the New Jersey Devils in hits (129) and ranked second on the team in blocked shots (91) -Titles won: 2002 World Junior Championship (Russia) -His father, Alexei, played with CSKA Moscow from 1972-1982.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to shoulder injury vs. Boston, December 8, 2003. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Nizhny Novgorod (KHL), October 9, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 7, 2014.
Quote of the Day

It's always a little bit weird, but it moves on. They've got a good team, and they played well tonight. I think that's just part of it.

— Peter Laviolette after coaching Predators to a win against Flyers on Saturday in his first game against his former team