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Viktor Nikolayevich Kozlov (Russian: Виктор Николаевич Козлов; born February 14, 1975) is a Russian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Kozlov was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round as the 6th overall selection in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He would play a few seasons in San Jose before being traded to the Florida Panthers on November 13, 1997. It would be in Florida, playing with Pavel Bure, that Kozlov would have his best years. His best season was during the 1999–00 season when he set career highs in assists and points. He played with the Panthers until March 1, 2004, when he was traded to the New Jersey Devils for Christian Berglund and Victor Uchevatov.

During the NHL lockout that wiped out the 2004–05 NHL season, Kozlov played for HC Lada Togliatti in the Russian Superleague (RSL). However, he returned to the Devils when the NHL started up again.

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