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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 spends most of his off-season 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… His parents had the biggest influence on his career 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 was Paul Walker… 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.

2013-2014 Season
Completed his fifth NHL season and first with Carolina… Was 19-14-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average in 36 games… Set a franchise record for save percentage in a single season (.926)… His 2.30 goals-against average ranked third in franchise history for a single season… Ranked fifth in the NHL in save percentage and tied for 12th in goals-against average… Allowed more than three goals in only three of his 36 appearances… Did not allow more than three goals in any of his first 24 appearances… Appeared in two games for Charlotte (AHL) during a conditioning stint, posting a 1-1-0 record with a 3.03 goals-against average and .928 save percentage… Made his Hurricanes debut and earned the win, saving 18 of 19 shots vs. PHI (10/6)… Stopped 30 of 32 shots faced and earned the win at WSH (10/10)… Started the game and left in the second period with a lower-body injury vs. PHX (10/13)… Was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury on 10/14… Activated from injured reserve and assigned to Charlotte (AHL) on 12/27… Recalled from Charlotte (AHL) on 12/31… Made 38 saves and earned the win in his first game since Oct. 13 at WSH (1/2)… Stopped 38 of 40 shots faced and earned the win at NYI (1/4)… Set franchise records for most winning decisions to start a season and a career with Hartford or Carolina (6)… Made 31 saves on 32 shots faced and earned the win vs. NSH (1/5)… Named the NHL’s First Star for the month of January on 2/3, marking just the fifth time in franchise history that a member of the team earned the league’s player of the month honor… Tied a franchise record for wins in a month (Jan.) with 10, and posted a 2.19 goals-against average and .927 save percentage in 14 games… Allowed two goals or fewer in nine of 14 January appearances… Agreed to a two-year contract with Carolina on 3/4… Made 40 saves vs. NYR (3/7)… Stopped a career-high 46 of 47 shots faced and earned the win at CBJ (3/18)… Earned his first Hurricanes shutout and third of his NHL career, stopping all 35 shots he faced at FLA (3/27). His 35 saves marked the most he has made in a shutout in his career… Won his 18th game of the season, stopping 33 of 34 shots faced vs. DAL (4/3)… Games missed due to injury: 31 (Lower-body: 10/15-12/23)… Served as backup for 12 games… Saves: 46 – 3/18 at CBJ… Shots faced: 47 – 3/18 at CBJ… Win streak: 4 (1/2-1/9; 1/22-1/27)… Starts streak: 9 (1/22-2/8)… Shutout sequence: 121:07 (3/25-3/29).

Career
Is in his sixth NHL season and second with Carolina… Signed a two-year contract with the Hurricanes on 3/4/14… Entered the 2014-15 season ranked first in franchise history with a career goals-against average of 2.30 (minimum: 15 games)… 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 IIHF 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… Won a gold medal with Russia at the 2014 IIHF World Championship but did not appear in a game…

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. EDM (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… Made his Bruins debut at OTT (4/5), stopping 44 shots in a 3-1 victory…

2012-13: Went 9-4-1 with a 2.32 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in 14 games for Boston… 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… Earned his second career NHL shutout, stopping 26 shots at BUF (3/31)… Made his second consecutive start and earned his second consecutive win with 45 saves vs. OTT (4/2)… Stopped two of three shots but took the loss in his first career NHL shootout vs. BUF (4/17)… 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.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 33 19 11 3 114 98 41
7 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
8 NYR 30 16 10 4 92 81 36
9 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
10 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
13 PHI 32 12 14 6 88 96 30
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 33 13 18 2 63 105 28
16 CAR 32 9 19 4 68 91 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 32 6 14 -12 20
E. Staal 27 7 11 -10 18
J. Skinner 28 8 8 -3 16
R. Nash 32 4 12 -3 16
E. Lindholm 32 8 7 -7 15
J. Tlusty 28 10 3 -11 13
N. Gerbe 28 3 10 -2 13
A. Sekera 30 1 11 -7 12
C. Terry 23 6 3 -1 9
V. Rask 32 4 5 -7 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 9 12 2 .911 2.44
A. Khudobin 0 7 2 .892 3.11