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Pavel Valentenko

Pavel Valentenko

New York Rangers  Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: October 20, 1987  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Nizhnekamsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 219 DRAFTED: MTL / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (139th overall)

The Swiss Chalet Top Rookie Award:
*As voted on by the Hamilton Bulldogs Radio Broadcast Team
Winner: #25 Pavel Valentenko

2007-2008: A remporté la compétition de lancers frappés des Bulldogs de Hamilton grâce à une frappe de 102 miles à l?heure...

2007-08: Won the hardest shot competition at the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs? skill competition with a 102 mph bullet....
Missed majority of 2008-09 for personal reasons. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (KHL), October 31, 2008. Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal with Chris Higgins and Ryan McDonagh for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto, June 30, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to shoulder injury. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), May 17, 2012.
Quote of the Day

Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.

— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season