12th year net minder Anton Khudobin(35) with the nice save at Boston Bruins‘ captains’ practice.


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Anton Khudobin (35)


11th year Khazakhstan-born goaltender Anton Khudobin(34) circles back returning to Boston Bruins on a new 2-year deal.

He was last with the team on a trade at the 2011/2012 deadline and was sent to affiliate Providence Bruins for the remainder of the calendar.

After signing a 2-year contract to remain, he assume starting net minder duties in the AHL, while only appearing in one big league game.

The agile 5’11” 185 lbs. back stop began the lockout shortened final season of his deal back in the KHL, where he started his pro career in 2006/2007 with 16 games for Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

He also played his junior hockey with the squad.

Signing until the big league restarted with Atlant Mytishchi, he would assume his first full-time back-up duties getting 14 NHL games in the shortened campaign.

His next stop would take him to Carolina Hurricanes on a one-year deal and he played in a career high 36 games, then receive a two-year extension to stay put but was traded to Anaheim Ducks for the second season of the contract, where he was caught in a glut of starting net minders and spent all but 9 games with affiliate San Diego Gulls.

The 30-year old should split duties nicely on his second tour with the black & gold and give the team confidence in their “new” backstop.

Anton Khudobin(30) Providence Bruins


Boston Bruins organization did the right thing signing 25-year old Russian-born goaltender Anton Khudobin(30) for the next two seasons.

Picked up in a trade with Minnesota late last year, he almost gave Providence a chance at qualifying for the AHL Calder Cup playoffs going 9-4 down the stretch.

In the 6 games he started in net with the Wild, he’s posted a record of 4-1 and continues to show much promise for a future in the NHL.