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PLAYER PROFILE: Up close and personal with... Nik Antropov

The rookies will gather in Penticton, B.C., on Sept. 11 and the main camp opens Sept. 17. The Winnipeg Jets are gearing up for their return to the NHL and opening night vs. the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 9 at the MTS Centre. Today we wrap up our up-close look at some of the players who are expected to be in the team's lineup when it hits the ice against the legendary Habs.

80 NIK ANTROPOV

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NUMBER: 80

HEIGHT: 6-foot-6

WEIGHT: 245

SHOOTS: Left

BORN: Feb. 18, 1980 (age 31)

BIRTHPLACE: Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan.

DRAFTED: Toronto/1988 NHL entry draft

ROUND: First round (10th overall)

  • Signed a four-year, US$16.25-million deal with the Thrashers as a free agent on July 2, 2009.
  • Switched to No. 80 from No. 11 when Owen Nolan joined the Leafs in 2003.
  • Represented Kazakhstan at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.
  • Played for Kazakhstan in three world juniors and was a member of the team that defeated Canada 6-3 for seventh place at the 1998 worlds.
  • Became a Canadian citizen during his days with the Leafs.
  • Once scored 11 goals and finished with 26 points in a game against Iceland while playing for Kaztsink-Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk.

TRANSACTIONS: Acquired as a free agent in 2009. Acquired by the New York Rangers from Toronto for a second-round selection in the 2009 NHL entry draft on March 4, 2009.

SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2010-2011 THRASHERS 76 16 25 41 -17 42 5 0 2 105 15.2
NHL totals   679 172 240 412 49 569 42 3 30 1,221 14.1

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 3, 2011 C5

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