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Nabokov with the San Jose Sharks in 2008
|Born||July 25, 1975
Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
New York Islanders
Tampa Bay Lightning
SKA Saint Petersburg
|National team|| Kazakhstan and
|NHL Draft||219th overall, 1994
San Jose Sharks
Evgeni Viktorovich Nabokov (Russian: Евге́ний Ви́кторович Набо́ков) (born July 25, 1975 in Ust-Kamenogorsk, U.S.S.R., now Kazakhstan), is a Kazakhstani-Russian professional ice hockey goaltender. He used to play for the San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, and Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. He has also played for Metallurg Magnitogorsk and SKA St. Petersburg in the Russian Superleague and Kontinental Hockey League. Nabokov played from 1991 until 2015.
Nabokov was drafted by the San Jose Sharks with the 219th overall pick in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He played 10 seasons with the Sharks and then signed with SKA St. Petersburg in the Kontinental Hockey League in 2010. He only played in Russia for 22 games and went back to the NHL. He was signed by the Detroit Red Wings in January, 2011. He never played a game for the Red Wings and was placed on waivers. He was claimed off waivers by the New York Islanders on January 22, 2011. For three years he played for the Islanders, and then played one year with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He stopped playing hockey in 2015.
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