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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)
Volchenkov played for team Russia at he 2006 Winter Olympics and most recently won a gold medal at the 2009 World Championship.

He captained Russia at the 2002 World Junior Championships to a gold medal, scoring the game-winning goal to defeat Canada 5-4.

His father, Alexei, was a defenseman for the Soviet Union during the 1975 Super Series against NHL teams.

Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh