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Anton Volchenkov
Anton Volchenkov
(AN-tawn vohl-chen-KAHF)
Number: 24
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 220
Shoots: Left
Born: 25 Feb 1982
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Drafted: OTT / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (21st overall)
2008-09: Played 300th career NHL game on Oct. 17 vs. Phoenix (6-3 win) … Finished eighth in the NHL in blocked shots (180) and 29th (tie) in hits (148) … Recorded season-high seven blocked shots Feb. 24 vs. Carolina (4-2 win). The game was his 15th in the last four seasons with seven or greater blocked shots, the most in the NHL over that span … Missed 14 games to injuries. 2007-08: Finished second in the NHL in blocked shots (209) … Scored first goal of the season, the game-winner, at Buffalo (3/25/08, 6-3 win); his three points (1-2) in the game tied a personal season high … Missed 15 games to injury. 2006-07: Set season highs in assists (18) and points (19) … Led all NHL players with 273 blocked shots … Finished 12th in the NHL with 205 hits and fifth in plus-minus at +37 … Was the Senators’ nominee for the Masterton award… Recorded a season-high nine blocked shots vs New Jersey (10/21/06) … Snapped an 85-game goalless streak with his goal at Carolina (2/27/07) … Had four multi-point games … Missed three games to injury and one to the flu … Led the NHL with 80 blocked shots through 20 playoff games … Recorded a playoff career-high 11 blocked shots at Buffalo (5/12/07) … Scored a playoff game-winner at Pittsburgh (4/17/07) … Had four points (1-3) in Round 1 against Pittsburgh. 2005-06: Played 100th career game at Vancouver (12/9/05) … Had one two-point game (0-2) vs Toronto (1/21/06) … Recorded career-high three assists against N.Y. Islanders (12/30/05, 4-3 win) … Missed seven games to injury. 2004-05: Scored first career AHL goal with Binghamton at Albany (12/11/04) … Tied a franchise record with four assists against Philadelphia (3/30/05) … Named to PlanetUSA all-star roster (2/9/05) … Recorded two assists in first AHL playoff game against Wilkes-Barre (4/22/05). 2003-04: Scored his only goal of the season against Philadelphia (12/1/03) … Had one two-point game (0-2) at Florida (12/3/03) … Missed 59 games due to injury. 2002-03: Played first NHL game in season-opener against New Jersey (10/10/02) … Recorded first points, two assists, and first multi-point game against Carolina (10/23/02) … Scored first career goal at Boston (12/12/02, Steve Shields) … Played for Eastern Conference YoungStars team (2/1/03), recording the East’s second goal … Had three multi-point games … Had one second- and three third-star selections … Missed 13 games to injury … Played in 17 of 18 playoff games, making playoff debut against the N.Y. Islanders (4/12/03) … Scored first playoff goal, and point, at N.Y. Islanders (4/16/03). 2001-02: Completed second season with the Soviet Wings of Russia’s Super League. 1999-2000 and earlier: Grew up in Russia’s Red Army hockey program before moving to the Soviet Wings. His father played in the Soviet Red Army system during the 1970s and 1980s, and was on the team that faced the Montreal Canadiens in 1975.