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Anton Babchuk

Anton Babchuk  #33

Defenseman
NUMBER: 33 BIRTHDATE: May 6, 1984
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Kiev, Ukraine
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: CHI / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (21st overall)
Traded to Carolina by Chicago for Danny Richmond and Columbus' 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Toronto - Toronto selected James Reimer) in 2006 Entry Draft, January 20, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), September 20, 2009. Traded to Calgary by Carolina with Tom Kostopoulos for Ian White and Brett Sutter, November 17, 2010. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to hand injury vs. Minnesota, November 8, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Donetsk (KHL), September 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Ufa (KHL), May 28, 2013.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday