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Nik Antropov

Born:Feb 18, 1980Draft: 1998 Maple Leafs, 10th Overall
Hometown:Oskemen, Kazakh SSRPosition:Centre
Known For:788 Career NHL GamesShoots:Left
National Team:KazakhstanCurrent Team:Retired

Nik Antropov (born February 18, 1980) is a retired Kazakhstan ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets during the 2012-13 season. Selected 10th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Antropov spent the first nine years of his career with the Maple Leafs, hitting the 20-goal mark twice while scoring at least ten goals in five other seasons. Antropov joined the New York Rangers during the 2008-09 season after the Maple Leafs traded him, but played in just 18 regular season game and 7 post-season games. He would join the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009-10 season and remained with the club following their relocation to Winnipeg until the conclusion of the 2012-13 season. Following his departure from the NHL, Antropov played two more years in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with Barys Astana, the team he dressed for during the 2012-13 NHL lockout.

Internationally, Antropov represented Kazakhstan on seven occasions, including the World Junior Championship (1998, 1999), World Championship (1998, 2014), and Olympic Winter Games (2006). While Kazakhstan never finished on the podium, Antropov captained the team during the 2006 Olympics, scoring one goal in five games played.

Nik Antropov Toronto Maple Leafs
Nik Antropov, Toronto Maple Leafs (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images/NHLI)

Nik Antropov Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
Mar. 4, 2009 Second-Round Pick 2009
(Kenny Ryan)

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  • U18 EJC (D) Most Assists (31) (1998)
  • U18 EJC (D) Most Goals (23) (1998)
  • U18 EJC (D) Most Points (54) (1998)
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