Russian Nikolai “Nik” Antroprov, a professional ice hockey forward, currently plays for the Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Antropov began his career when he was drafted 10th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. During a game with the New York Rangers on December 6, 2007, Antropov scored his second career hat-trick and was named the game’s first star. In December 2007, a campaign was launched to encourage fans to vote Antropov as a write-in Candidate to the 56th National Hockey League All-Star Game in Atlanta.
In 2008 Antropov set a new career high in goals with 19 when he scored in overtime to give the Leafs a 3-2 win. Antropov became a Canadian citizen during his time with the Toronto Leafs. In March 2009 he was traded to the New York Rangers and then in July 2009 Antropov signed a four-year deal with the Atlanta Thrashers.