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Pavel Valentenko
Pavel Valentenko
Defenseman  - NYR
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 219
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 20, 1987  (Age 27)
Birthplace: Nizhnekamsk, Russia
Hometown: Nizhnekamsk, Russia
Acquired: Traded to Rangers by Montreal with Christopher Higgins and Ryan McDonagh in exchange for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto on June 30, 2009
Drafted: MTL / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
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. Signed as a free agent by Novgorod (KHL), August 21, 2013.