13 Facts About Anton Babchuk


Anton Anatoliiovych Babchuk is a Ukrainian-Russian former professional ice hockey defenceman He last played for Atlant Moscow Oblast of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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Anton Babchuk played with Ak Bars Kazan, SKA Saint Petersburg, Avangard Omsk, HC Donbass, Salavat Yulaev Ufa and Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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Anton Babchuk began his training with the Sokil Kyiv junior hockey affiliate, a team which included fellow future Ukrainian NHLer Nikolai Zherdev.

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Anton Babchuk played in the 1998 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a youth team from Kyiv.

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Anton Babchuk was drafted into the National Hockey League 21st overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2002 Entry Draft.

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Anton Babchuk made his NHL debut by season's end, appearing in five games with the Blackhawks.

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Anton Babchuk scored his first goal for the Hurricanes on January 28,2006.

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Anton Babchuk played in 22 games with the Hurricanes for the season and was a part of the extended squad of the Hurricanes as they became the Stanley Cup Champions.

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Anton Babchuk was the only possible defenceman they could send down because he was the only one on the Hurricanes' roster that was not subject to waiver wire claims.

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Anton Babchuk led all Hurricanes' defensemen with 16 goals in 72 games.

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Anton Babchuk was chosen to play on Team Yashin at the 2nd Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game.

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On July 1,2010, Anton Babchuk re-signed with the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract worth $1.

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On November 17,2010, Anton Babchuk was traded along with Tom Kostopoulos to the Calgary Flames for Ian White and Brett Sutter.

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