Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Anton Khudobin
Anton Khudobin was born on May 7, 1986. The Russian goaltender was selected 206th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

The early part of Khudobin's career saw stops in the Western Hockey League for the Saskatoon Blades, a return to Russia to play for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Russian Superleague and two stints in the East Coast Hockey League before joining the Wild's AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros in 2008.

In February of 2010 Khudobin got his first taste of NHL action, replacing the fallen Josh Harding in the Wild goal in a game against the Edmonton Oilers. He would make the first start of his career two nights later.

Khudobin would spend the majority of the 2010-11 season with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League, where he would put up impressive statistics including a 2.58 goals against average and a .911 save percentage.

On February 28, 2011, Khudobin's time in the Wild organization would come to an end. He was traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Jeff Penner and Mikko Lehtonen.

Nearing the 2011 NHL trade deadline, Khudobin was traded to the Boston Bruins on 28 February 2011, in exchange for Jeff Penner and Mikko Lehtonen. Khudobin was then assigned to the AHL's Providence Bruins.[8] He finished the season strong and was called up as an emergency goalie for Boston during their 2011 Stanley Cup playoff run; he was included in the team's celebratory picture after Boston won in the Finals and was also awarded a Stanley Cup ring for his inclusion in the squad.[9] Due to the fact that he did not play for Boston during the 201011 season, however, his name was not engraved on the Stanley Cup.

On 1 July 2011, Khudobin signed a two-year contract extension with the Bruins. On 5 April 2012, Khudobin played his first game with the Bruins, earning himself a win against the Ottawa Senators.[10] He later served as the backup goaltender to Tuukka Rask during the lockout-shortened season.

After two seasons in Boston, Khudobin signed with the Carolina Hurricanes on July 5, 2013. He would spend two seasons with the Hurricanes, largely in a backup role, before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks on June 27, 2015 in exchange for James Wisniewski.

As a free agent at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season, Khudobin signed a two-year contract to return to the Boston Bruins on July 1, 2016.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
2003-04 Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2 Russia-3 38
2003-04 Russia WJ18-A 6 0 2.17
2003-04 Russia WJ18-A 6 4 2 0 0 2.17
2004-05 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 4 1 0.00
2004-05 Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2 Russia-3 27
2004-05 Russia WJC-A 5 0 2.73
2005-06 Saskatoon Blades WHL 44 23 13 3 4 2.90 10 4 6 0 0 2.80
2005-06 Russia WJC-A 5 4 1 0 0 2.20
2006-07 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 16 0 2.72 3 0 2.30
2007-08 Houston Aeros AHL 12 2 2 1 1 1.99
2007-08 Texas Wildcatters ECHL 27 20 1 4 3 1.98 9 5 4 0 1 2.19
2008-09 Houston Aeros AHL 10 3 6 1 0 3.04 17 8 8 0 2 2.70
2008-09 Florida Everblades ECHL 33 18 10 1 4 2.71
2009-10 Minnesota Wild NHL 2 2 0 0 0 0.87
2009-10 Houston Aeros AHL 40 14 19 4 4 2.43
2010-11 Minnesota Wild NHL 4 2 1 0 1 1.59
2010-11 Houston Aeros AHL 34 19 12 1 1 2.58
2010-11 Providence Bruins AHL 16 9 4 1 1 2.40
2011-12 Boston Bruins NHL 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
2011-12 Providence Bruins AHL 44 21 19 3 2 2.61
2012-13 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 26 6 14 0 1 2.96
2012-13 Boston Bruins NHL 14 9 4 1 1 2.32
2013-14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 36 19 14 1 1 2.30
2013-14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 2 1 1 0 0 3.03
2013-14 Russia WC-A
2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 34 8 17 6 1 2.72
2015-16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 3 3 0 1 2.70
2015-16 San Diego Gulls AHL 31 19 8 3 0 2.46 4 2 1 0 2.26
2016-17 Boston Bruins NHL 16 7 6 1 0 2.64
2016-17 Providence Bruins AHL 11 7 3 1 2 2.69
NHL Totals 116 51 45 9 5 2.45


ECHL First All-Star Team (2008) ECHL Goaltender of the Year (2008) Traded to Boston by Minnesota for Jeff Penner and Mikko Lehtonen, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (KHL), September 21, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 5, 2013. Traded to Anaheim by Carolina for James Wisniewski, June 27, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2016.
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