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Denis Shvidki
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
212 lb (96 kg)
DEL Team
F. Teams
Krefeld Penguins
SKA Saint Petersburg
Florida Panthers
Born (1980-11-21)November 21, 1980,
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
NHL Draft 12th overall, 1999
Florida Panthers
Pro Career 2000 – present

Denis Aleksandrovich Shvidki (born November 21, 1980) is a Ukrainian professional ice hockey right wing currently playing for Krefeld Pinguine of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.


He was drafted in the first round, 12th overall, by the Florida Panthers in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.


After playing two seasons with the Russian Superleague's Torpedo Yaroslavl, Shvidki made his North American debut with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League in the 1998–99 season. After two seasons with the Colts, he joined the Panthers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Louisville Panthers, in the 2000–01 season. He also appeared in 43 NHL games with the Panthers that season, scoring six goals and adding ten assists.

After three more seasons split between Florida and its minor league affiliates, Shvidki returned to Russia during the 2004–05 NHL lockout and has played there since. Shvidki was reported to transfer to Kärpät Oulu (Finland) in October 2009 for the rest of the season, however after one month try-out, Shvidki was released.

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Preceded by
Mike Brown
Florida Panthers first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Stephen Weiss

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