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Anton Khudobin
Anton Khudobin
Goaltender  - CAR
(HOO-doh-bihn)
Number: 31
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 203
Catches: Left
Born: May 7, 1986  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Ust-kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
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Acquired: Signed as free agent, July, 5, 2013.
Drafted: MIN / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (206th overall)
PERSONAL
Anton has a girlfriend and spends most of his offseason in Magnitogorsk, Russia… His last name is pronounced "hoo-DOH-bihn" and his nickname is Dobby… He started playing hockey as a defenseman at age six… The biggest influences on his career were his parents and his first youth team was Torpedo… Anton's favorite player growing up was Evgeni Nabokov and his favorite teams were New Jersey, because of Martin Brodeur, and Detroit… The best advice he has ever been given was to "stay true to your dreams"… His favorite television show is Suits, favorite movie is The Fast and the Furious and favorite actor is Jason Statham… Anton enjoys vacationing in the Maldives Islands and his favorite musical artist is David Guetta… His favorite thing to do away from the rink is play ping pong… His favorite food is his mom's Pelmeni dumplings… His favorite video game is Need for Speed, his favorite sport outside of hockey is European soccer and his favorite athlete outside of hockey is MMA fighter Fedor Emelianenko… Anton's most memorable hockey moment was scoring a goal at the 2004 U-18 World Junior Championships… His favorite holiday is New Year's Eve… His favorite road city is Los Angeles and favorite road arena is Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center… Anton is not superstitious… His favorite former teammate is Mark Recchi.

2012-13 SEASON
Completed his fourth NHL season and second with the Bruins, going 9-4-1 with a 2.32 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in 14 games… Also appeared in 26 games for Atlant Moscow Oblast of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) during the NHL work stoppage, going 6-14-4 with a 2.96 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 26 games played… Allowed two goals or fewer in eight of his 12 complete games for the Bruins… Made his NHL season debut at CAR (1/28), stopping 29 of 32 shots in a 5-3 win… Stopped 25 of 26 shots in a win at BUF (2/10)… Made 25 saves on 27 shots in a win vs. TOR (3/7)… Stopped 32 of 33 shots in a 4-1 win vs. WSH (3/16)… Made 27 saves in a 2-1 win at OTT (3/21)… Earned his second career NHL shutout and first with the Bruins, stopping 26 shots at BUF (3/31)… Made his second consecutive start and earned his second consecutive win with a career-high 45 saves in a 3-2 win vs. OTT (4/2)… Won his third consecutive outing with 24 saves at NJ (4/10)… Stopped two of three shots but took the shootout loss in his first career NHL shootout vs. BUF (4/17)… Dressed as backup for 34 games. Dressed as backup for all 22 of Boston's post-season contests as the Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final before falling to Chicago.

CAREER
Is in his fifth NHL season and first with Carolina… Signed a one-year contract with the Hurricanes on July 5, 2013… Was 14-5-1 with a 2.03 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in 21 career NHL games with Minnesota and Boston entering 2013-14… Has also played 156 games on the American Hockey League (AHL) level with Houston and Providence, going 68-62-11 with a 2.53 goals-against average… Has represented Russia in a number of international tournaments… Went 4-0-1 with a 2.17 goals-against average and .915 save percentage to lead Russia to gold at the 2004 U-18 World Junior Championship… Scored a goal against Finland during that competition, becoming the first netminder to do so in a major II HF event… Was 3-2 with a 2.73 goals-against average as Russia won silver at the 2005 World Junior Championship… Went 4-1 with a 2.20 goals-against average and .933 save percentage as Russia captured its second consecutive silver medal at the 2006 World Junior Championship.

2005-06: Played a season of Canadian junior hockey with Saskatoon, going 23-13-3 with four shutouts and a 2.90 goals-against average… Ranked fourth in WHL in save percentage (.917)… Was 4-6 with a 2.80 goals-against average in 10 playoff games as Saskatoon topped Regina before falling to Medicine Hat… Stopped 80 of 84 shots in a triple-overtime playoff loss to Medicine Hat,

2006-07: Spent a full season with Magnitogorsk of the top Russian league, registering a 2.72 goals-against average in 16 games as the backup goaltender… Also appeared in three playoff games as Magnitogorsk captured the Russian Super League championship… Had spent two seasons with Magnitogorsk’s third-division team prior to his season in the WHL.

2007-08: Completed his first season of professional hockey in North America, splitting the year between the AHL and ECHL… Was named the ECHL’s Goaltender of the Year and earned First All-Star Team honors after going 20-1- 4 with a 1.98 goals-against average in 27 ECHL games with Texas… Appeared in nine playoff games for the Wildcatters, who were upset in the second round by Columbia… Also made his AHL debut with Houston, playing 12 games with a 2-2-1 record and 1.99 goals-against average… Earned his first AHL win at Rockford (2/8) and registered his first AHL shutout vs. Chicago (3/20).

2008-09: Split the season between the AHL and the ECHL… Appeared in 33 games with the ECHL’s Florida Everblades, going 18-10-1 with a 2.71 goals-against average… Was 3-6-1 in 10 regular-season outings with the Houston Aeros on the AHL level… Played 17 Calder Cup playoff games for Houston, going 8-8 with a 2.70 goals against average and two shutouts… Earned Game 7 victories against Peoria (4/27) and Milwaukee (5/13) before the Aeros were eliminated by Manitoba.

2009-10: Spent the majority of the season with Houston (AHL), going 14-19-4 with a 2.43 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in 40 games… Also earned his first NHL recall with Minnesota, winning in each of his two appearances and registering a 0.87 goals-against average and .979 save percentage… Made his NHL debut in relief of Josh Harding vs. ED M (2/4), stopping all nine shots he faced to earn the victory… Started his first NHL game vs. PHI (2/6), and made 38 saves in a 2-1 win… Played in the AHL All-Star Classic for PlanetUSA.

2010-11: Appeared in four NHL games for Minnesota, going 2-1-0 with a 1.59 goals-against average, .942 save percentage and one shutout… Earned his first NHL shutout with 32 saves in a 4-0 win vs. VAN (1/16)… Spent the majority of the season in the AHL with Houston and Providence… Was 19-12-1 with one shutout and a 2.58 goals-against average in 34 games with Houston… Won six consecutive games for the Aeros from 1/22-2/11… Was acquired by Boston from Minnesota on 2/28 in exchange for Jeff Penner and Mikko Lehtonen, and assigned to Providence… Was 9-4-1 with Providence with a 2.40 goals-against average and one shutout… Had an eight-game AHL home unbeaten streak from 2/25-3/27 (6-0-0)… Was recalled by Boston for the Bruins’ run to the 2011 Stanley Cup championship but did not play in a postseason contest.

2011-12: Spent most of the season in the AHL with Providence, going 21-19-3 with a 2.61 goals-against average in 44 games… Won five consecutive AHL games from 1/15-2/3… Earned AHL shutouts vs. Manchester (11/11) and vs. Bridgeport (12/18)… Was recalled by Boston on 4/2 and remained with the Bruins for the balance of the season.

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