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Anton Volchenkov
Born: February 25, 1982 (Moscow, Russia)
Size: 6', 209 lbs
Position: Defenceman
Shoots: Left
Resides: Moscow, Russia
Drafted: 2000 NHL Entry Draft Ottawa's first-round pick (21st overall)

  • Captured silver medal with Russia at 2000 World Junior Hockey Championship in Sweden.
  • Represented Russia at the World Under-18 championships in 1999.

Anton Volchenkov was chosen by the Ottawa Senators with in the first round with their first pick (21st overall). Anton Volchenkov, though later he said he was surprised to be picked that late in the draft, said that the Ottawa Senators were “one of my favorite teams” and that he was “overwhelmed” that they were the ones to select him in the draft. Ottawa Senators GM, Marshall Johnston, said that Anton Volchenkov reminds him of his current top defenseman, Wade Redden. He said that Volchenkov has similar “poise and his vision on the ice” and that “He’s really smart, he has great hockey sense, vision and anticipation.”

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