|Assets:||Displays some offensive ability and a howitzer from the point. Owns enough all-around talent to make an impact along the back line.|
|Flaws:||Never rounded out his game, especially in the defensive zone, since he's still mistake-prone. Doesn't always show a desired compete level on the ice.|
|Career Potential:||Inconsistent defenseman.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2005-06 (Carolina)|
|5/28/2013||Signed with Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL).|
|2/15/2013||Missed 11 games (shoulder injury).|
|1/18/2013||Shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|9/20/2012||Signed with HC Donbass (KHL).|
|12/29/2011||Missed 23 games (hand injury).|
|11/09/2011||Hand injury, injured reserve.|
|7/04/2011||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a two-year contract.|
|11/17/2010||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|7/01/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract.|
|9/20/2009||Signed with the Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).|
|12/18/2008||Missed 4 games (arm injury).|
|12/10/2008||Arm injury, late December.|
|7/01/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract.|
|5/02/2007||Signed with the Avangard Omsk of the Russian League.|
|3/05/2007||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|2/13/2007||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|2/07/2007||Suspended by the Carolina Hurricanes for failing to report to Albany (AHL).|
|2/06/2007||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|3/12/2006||Recalled from Lowell (AHL).|
|3/03/2006||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|1/20/2006||Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|1/20/2006||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|1/18/2006||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|12/23/2005||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|12/19/2005||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|12/05/2005||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|9/24/2005||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|9/16/2004||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|3/04/2004||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|3/03/2004||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|1/17/2004||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|1/08/2004||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|10/06/2003||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|8/13/2002||Signed by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|11/17/2010||Carolina Hurricanes traded Anton Babchuk and Tom Kostopoulos to the Calgary Flames for Ian White and Brett Sutter.|
|1/20/2006||Carolina Hurricanes traded Danny Richmond and a 4th round selection in 2006 to the Chicago Blackhawks for Anton Babchuk and a 4th round selection in 2007.|
|6/22/2002||Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round (21st overall) in 2002.|
Anton Babchuk agrees to deal with KHL club | 05/28/2013 11:45 AM
NewsAnton Babchuk has agreed to terms on a contract with Salavat of the Kontinental Hockey League, the club's GM tells Sports.ru's Igor Eronko.
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ImpactBabchuk had one assist in seven games with the Flames this season and is a long way from fantasy relevance. Terms of the contract weren't immediately available, but chances are Babchuk got a much better payday to return home than he would have in the NHL.
Flames peddle Anton Babchuk, Cory Sarich | 03/24/2013 4:41 PM
NewsSportsnet reports that the Calgary Flames are trying to trade defensemen Anton Babchuk and Cory Sarich.
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ImpactThe two blueliners are like many other Flames players: they have no-trade clauses. Chances are, they'll take a chance to play elsewhere, however ... if some team wants them for some reason.
Anton Babchuk gets a point in season debut | 02/16/2013 10:05 AM
NewsAnton Babchuk had a point in his season debut on Friday.
ImpactBabchuk assisted on Curtis Glencross' goal and logged 16:37 minutes. That's a solid start for Babchuk after missing Calgary's first 11 games. He's worth keeping an eye on as he could have some fantasy value if the Flames give him decent minutes.
Flames activate D Anton Babchuk off IR | 02/08/2013 6:24 PM
NewsCalgary Flames activate D Anton Babchuk (shoulder) off injured reserve.
ImpactBabchuk began participating in contract drills this week after missing every game this season for the Flames. He's got some offensive upside when healthy, registering two goals and 10 points in 32 games with the Flames last season. He might be someone worth monitoring once he's cleared for game action.
Anton Babchuk (shoulder) is getting contact | 02/07/2013 9:29 AM
NewsAnton Babchuk (shoulder) has begun to participate in contact drills.
Impact"This Monday, before we left for Detroit, he skated his first contact practice," Flames GM Jay Feaster said. "He'll have another contact practice and I'd imagine by the end of the week the doctors will say that the shoulder is good to go and he'll be cleared." Babchuk has missed the Flames' first seven games this season.
Anton Babchuk to be cleared for contact | 02/04/2013 6:26 AM
NewsLook for Anton Babchuk (shoulder) to be cleared for contact this week.
ImpactBabchuk was injured during his time in the KHL where he had three points and 22 penalty minutes in 31 games. The Flames are deep on the blueline and Babchuk could have a tough time getting back in unless Calgary makes a trade or there are some injuries. He had two goals and 10 points in 32 games with the Flames last season so he is able to contribute offensively at times. Stay tuned.
Anton Babchuk almost ready for contact drills | 01/31/2013 9:35 AM
NewsAnton Babchuk (shoulder) is projected to start taking part in contact drills next week.
ImpactBabchuk has missed Calgary's first four games and is expected to be unavailable for a fifth on Thursday. He had three points and 22 penalty minutes in 31 KHL games during the lockout.
Anton Babchuk takes part in practice | 01/25/2013 10:27 AM
NewsAnton Babchuk (shoulder) took part in Thursday's practice.
ImpactBabchuk had been skating, but this marked his first practice since sustaining the ailment during his KHL stint. His status for Saturday's game isn't known, but we wouldn't be surprised if Calgary keeps him out of that. The good news is that after Saturday, the Flames are off until Thursday, so he'll have plenty of time to work on his conditioning.
Anton Babchuk hurts his shoulder in KHL | 01/13/2013 7:49 PM
NewsAnton Babchuk sustained a shoulder injury during his tenure in the KHL.
ImpactBabchuk will be sidelined for three weeks, according to Flames GM Jay Feaster. Babchuk had two goals and 10 points in 32 games this season.
Anton Babchuk makes little impact overseas | 01/10/2013 12:49 AM
NewsAnton Babchuk didn't exactly light up the KHL, giving people little reason to keep an eye on him fantasy-wise.
ImpactDespite a howling slapper, Babchuk only managed a goal and two assists for three points in 31 games for HC Donbass. The flawed blueliner doesn't bring much to the table defensively, so seeing him do little to affect the box score isn't promising - although the Calgary Flames probably aren't overly surprised.
|Rus Jr.||Total||Rus Jr.||11||0||0||0||-||26||-||-||-||-||-||0.00|
|Points||35||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Car/Cgy)|
|Penalty Minutes||32||2010-11 (Car/Cgy)|
|Power Play Goals||9||2008-09 (Car)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2010-11 (Car/Cgy)|
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