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Anton Volchenkov

Anton Volchenkov  #20

Defenseman
NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: February 25, 1982
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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He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter