17. Oleg Tverdovsky

The professional career of Oleg Tverdocsky began at age 18 with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the team that took him with the Second Overall Pick in 1994.  The Ukrainian Defenseman was not with his original NHL team for long as they traded him to Winnipeg as part of the megadeal that landed them Teemu Selanne.  But he would be back!

Tverdovsky was traded back from the relocated Phoenix Coyotes to the Ducks before the 1999-00 Season, where he had two of his best years, scoring 51 and 53 Points in his first two years back, and in both of those years, he had over nine Point Shares. He played one more in Anaheim before he was traded to New Jersey. 

Tverdovsky would later win two Stanley Cups, one with New Jersey (2003) and one with Carolina (2006).  He would score 170 Points for Anaheim. 

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 2nd Overall in the NHL Draft 6/28/94.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Winnipeg Jets with Chad Kilger and Anaheim’s 1996 3rdRound Pick (which would be Per-Anton Lundstrom) for Teemu Selanne, Marc Chouinard, and Winnipeg's 1996 4thRound Pick (which would be traded to Toronto, and then to Montreal and would be Kim Staal) 2/7/96.

    Acquired (2): Traded from the Phoenix Coyotes for Travis Green and Anaheim’s 1999 1stRound Pick (which would be Scott Kelman) 6/26/99.

    Departed (2): Traded to the New Jersey Devils with Jeff Friesen and Maxim Balmochnykh for Petr Sykora, Mike Commodore, Jean-Francois Damphousse, and Igor Rorhanka 7/6/02.

  • Games Played: 324
  • Notable Statistics:

    45 Goals
    125 Assists 
    170 Points 
    142 PIM 
    0.52 PPG 
    -12 Plus/Minus 
    30.8 Point Shares 
    0 Points in 0 Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards: None
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