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Position: Defense
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’2"
Weight: 202 lbs
Birth Date: 20/10/1987
Birth Place: Moscow, Russia
Acquired: NHL Entry Draft
Draft Team & Year: Montreal Canadiens in 2006
Draft Round: 5th
Overall Choice: 139th

Scouting Report

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.