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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 remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic