|Birth Place:||Moscow, Russia|
|Acquired:||NHL Entry Draft|
|Draft Team & Year:||Montreal Canadiens in 2006|
|Strengths:||Valentenko is a big defenseman who
uses his body well. Gets off a good shot.
|Weaknesses:||Doesn’t put up a lot of points,
and will have to make sure not to take needless penalties.
|Projected Role:||Valentenko has drawn comparison to fellow Habs’ prospect, Alexei Emelin.|
Pavel Valentenko has played his entire career in Russia with
Neftekhimik. He is currently playing his first full
season in the Russian Super League where he has yet to score a point in 24
games. However, Valentenko has managed to pick up 34 PIM thus far.