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Anton Volchenkov  #20

Nashville Predators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: February 25, 1982  (AGE 33)
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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It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun.

— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday
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