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Anton Babchuk

30-Year-Old Defenseman – Calgary Flames

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 212   DOB: 5/6/1984   BORN: Kiev, USSR   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #21 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Anton Babchuk Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $5 million deal with the Flames in July of 2011.

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Babchuk has signed a deal with the Kontinental Hockey League, according to the Calgary Herald.

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Anton Babchuk NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 21 39 5 5 10 -7 22 56 8.9 0 0 3 0 3
2006-07 22 52 2 12 14 -6 30 63 3.2 2 0 0 0 0
2008-09 24 72 16 19 35 13 16 127 12.6 4 0 18:01 9 5 14 2:22 22 117
2010-11 26 NHL CAR 17 3 5 8 -4 12 45 6.7 1 0 19:07 1 1 2 3:04 2 27
2010-11 26 NHL CGY 65 8 19 27 18 20 87 9.2 1 1 15:37 5 6 11 2:26 17 129
2011-12 27 NHL CGY 32 2 8 10 2 6 48 4.2 1 0 14:29 1 2 3 2:27 17 48
2012-13 28 NHL CGY 7 0 1 1 -1 0 5 0.0 0 0 11:51 0 0 0 0:29 1 9

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2011-12 14:29 2:27
2012-13 11:51 0:29

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Anton Babchuk: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Babchuk will not play Monday against the Coyotes.

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Babchuk scored his first point of the season Friday as the Flames fell to the Blues, 5-2.

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Babchuk (shoulder) was activated from IR on Friday.

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Babchuk (shoulder) has been cleared for contact. "This Monday, before we left for Detroit, he skated his first contact practice," Flames GM Jay Feaster said Wednesday. "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."

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Babchuk (shoulder) should be cleared for contact this week, according to the Calgary Sun.

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Babchuk (shoulder) practiced Thursday and is nearing a return from his injury, the Calgary Herald reports.

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Babchuk suffered a shoulder injury while playing in the KHL and is expected to be sidelined for three weeks, TSN.ca reports.

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Babchuk will suit up for HC Donbass of the KHL during the NHL lockout, Sportsnet Radio FAN 960 reports.

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Babchuk lit the lamp in the Flames' final game of the season Saturday, a 5-2 win over the Ducks.

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Babchuk is quietly on a roll, scoring for the fourth straight game Monday as the Flames beat the Stars, 5-4.

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Babchuk scored his first goal of the season Thursday in his 25th game, notching an unassisted tally on a second-period power play.

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Babchuk registered an assist for the first time in two months Tuesday, but it wasn't enough, as Calgary fell to Colorado 2-1 in overtime.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

There was no outlook written for Anton Babchuk.

2013-14

When Babchuk was traded to Calgary in 2010-11, he responded with 27 points and a plus-18 in 65 games. Yet over the offseason and beginning of 2011-12, he found himself in the coach's doghouse and spent most nights in the press box. He has only played in 39 games since and tallied just 11 points, so it's hard to see what Babchuk's role will be in the Calgary organization for 2013-14. Perhaps a new coach can rejuvenate Babchuk, but his time with the Flames may be nearing a close. Don't count on him for fantasy value this year.

2012-13

Despite signing a two-year, $5 million contract to open the season, Babchuk’s 2011-12 campaign can only be viewed as a bust, as he was a healthy scratch much of the year. He played only 32 games, and was in and out of the doghouse on numerous occasions. While he certainly has scoring ability, as he had 35 points the two seasons preceding 2011-12, the Flames have a glut of defensemen, and may sparingly use the former first-round pick. At best, he will garner a third-line defenseman spot.

2011-12

Babchuk is starting to show the form that caught the eyes of the Chicago Blackhawks, who drafted the 6-foot-5 defenseman 21st overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. After spending time with Omsk Avangard in Russia's KHL league (2008-09), Babchuk returned to the states and delivered 27 points (8 G, 19 A) in 65 games last season. As a big playmaking blueliner with 50-point potential, Flames GM Jay Feaster did the organization a favor by re-signing Babchuk at only $2.5 million per year this summer. He makes for a serviceable fantasy option in most formats.

2010-11

Babchuk spent last season playing for Omsk Avangard (KHL) after turning down a one-year, $1 million contract from 'Canes GM Jim Rutherford. In his year overseas, Carolina failed to assemble a defensive corps that would be doing much damage with the puck, so Rutherford made a point to bring some offensive-minded rearguards back to Raleigh, including Babchuk and Joe Corvo. Before you follow suit and bring Babchuk back to your fantasy squad, consider that only once has he played more than 70 games in any given season of his 4-year career.

2009-10

In the regular season of 2008-09, Babchuk stood out as an offensive-minded defenseman who turned heads with career-bests in goals (16) and assists (19), playing in 72 games. Unfortunately, his postseason play was dismal. In fact, the Russian managed just one assist for his only point in 13 games of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs. Hoping that Babchuk’s poor postseason was an aberration, the ‘Canes offered the restricted free agent a one-year, $1 million contract that Babchuk ultimately turned down. Expect the team to trade him before the season begins. Until then, his value is on the decline.

2008-09

Babchuk discovered something of an offensive touch in Russia, and returns to Carolina to see if he's matured enough to contribute on an NHL level. Given the depth of the Carolina blue line, he should be of interest only to risk-tolerant owners in deep leagues.

2006-07

Babchuk may get some early-season playing time with the Hurricanes due to some injuries at the blue line. That will give the big (6'5") rearguard an opportunity to impress the coaching staff. If he doesn't, expect a season of shuttling to and from the AHL.