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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.

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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.

— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury
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