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Andrei Vasilevskiy
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Born 25 July 1994 (1994-07-25) (age 22),
Tyumen, Russia
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
F. teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Ntl. team Flag of Russia Russia
NHL Draft 19th overall, 2012
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2010–present


Andrei Andreyevich Vasilevskiy (Russian: Андрей Андреевич Василевский; born 25 July 1994) is a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

He was originally selected by Salavat Yulaev Ufa in the first round, 7th overall, of the 2011 KHL Junior Draft.[1]

Vasilevskiy was selected 19th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. On 6 May 2014, he was signed by the Lightning to a three-year, entry-level contract.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

On 27 September 2014, Vasilevskiy was assigned to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL), the top minor league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning.[3] On 15 December 2014, Vasilevskiy was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week. In the previous week, he allowed just one goal on 56 shots faced in two games, which was good for a 0.50 goals against average (GAA) and a .982 save percentage. Vasilevskiy had a 29-save shutout against the Springfield Falcons, which snapped their franchise-record 11-game winning streak. In the next game, he made 29 saves in a 4–1 victory over the Hershey Bears.[4] Vasilevskiy has compiled a record of 8–3–3 in 14 appearances with Syracuse this season, with a 2.34 GAA, .918 save percentage and two shutouts. On 2 January 2015, he was named CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for December, posting a 4–0–1 record with a 1.17 GAA and a .962 save percentage. He is the first Syracuse goaltender to win the award since Karl Goehring was honored in March 2008.[5]

On 16 December 2014, Vasilevskiy was recalled to the Tampa Bay Lightning.[6] He then played and started later that night in his NHL debut, a 3–1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.[7] He also accomplished another feat that night by becoming the first NHL goaltender to ever wear the number 88. He recorded his first NHL shutout on 3 March 2015, over the Buffalo Sabres in a 28-save performance.[8] Vasilevskiy's first playoff win came on 6 June 2015, when he replaced starting goaltender Ben Bishop twice during the third period of Game 2 of the Finals; he thus became the first goalie in 24 years to win a playoff Final in relief and the first to earn his first career playoff win in relief in the Final since Lester Patrick in 1928.[9]

On 3 September 2015, Vasilevskiy had successful surgery to remove a blood clot from near his left collarbone and to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Vasilevskiy was expected to return to the ice in 2–3 months.[10] On 21 October 2015, Vasilevskiy was cleared to come off of his blood thinner medication, allowing him to return to practice. On 1 November 2015, the Lightning recalled Vasilevskiy from his conditioning stint with the Crunch, where he made 56 of 58 saves in two wins.[11] Vaslievskiy made his return to the NHL that same night, in a 4–3 Lightning victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.[12]

On July 1, 2016, the Lightning announced the re-signing of Vasilevskiy to a three-year contract extension. Vasilevskiy appeared in 24 games with the team last season, posting a record of 11-10-0 to go along with a 2.76 goals-against average and .910 save percentage. He had one shutout in his second season with the team. He also played in eight Stanley Cup playoff games in 2016, recording a record of 3-4 to go along with a 2.76 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.[13] On December 28, 2016, Vasilevskiy recorded his first career NHL point as an assist on an overtime goal scored by Tyler Johnson, which came in a 4-3 victory over the visting Montreal Canadiens.[14]

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Russia Russia
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2014 Minsk
World Junior Championships
Silver 2012 Calgary
Bronze 2013 Ufa
Bronze 2014 Malmö
World U18 Championships
Bronze 2011 Germany

In winning the 2014 IIHF World Championship with the Russian senior team, Vasilevskiy was awarded the Order of Honour on 27 May 2014.

On 2 March 2016, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation named Vasilevskiy to its roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Vasilevskiy is being joined by Lightning teammates Vladislav Namestnikov, and Nikita Kucherov. The tournament took place from 17 Sep to 1 October 2016, in Toronto.[15]

On April 9, 2017, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation named Vasilevskiy to its roster for the 2017 World Ice Hockey Championships. Vasilevskiy was joined by teammate Nikita Kucherov.[16]

FamilyEdit

His father, Andrei Vasilevski (born 1966), was also a goaltender who competed in the Russian Superleague as a member of Salavat Yulaev Ufa.[17] Vasilevski is married and has a son.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2010–11 Tolpar Ufa MHL 14 8 2 4 730 22 3 1.81 .937 2 1 1 87 3 0 2.05 .936
2011–12 Tolpar Ufa MHL 27 15 8 3 1477 55 0 2.23 .931 2 0 2 120 5 0 2.50 .931
2012–13 Tolpar Ufa MHL 27 17 6 4 1613 52 3 1.93 .930 3 0 2 189 9 0 2.85 .897
2012–13 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 8 4 1 0 298 11 1 2.22 .924
2013–14 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 28 14 8 5 1601 59 3 2.21 .923 18 9 9 1144 38 1 1.99 .934
2014–15 Syracuse Crunch AHL 25 14 6 5 1469 60 2 2.45 .917
2014–15 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 16 7 5 1 864 34 1 2.36 .918 4 1 1 113 6 0 3.19 .895
2015–16 Syracuse Crunch AHL 12 7 4 0 711 23 1 1.94 .935
2015–16 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 24 11 10 0 1259 58 1 2.76 .910 8 3 4 434 20 0 2.76 .925
2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 50 23 17 7 2832 123 2 2.61 .917
NHL totals 90 41 32 8 4955 215 4 2.60 .915 12 4 5 547 26 0 2.85 .920
KHL totals 36 18 9 5 1899 70 4 2.21 .923 18 9 9 1144 38 1 1.99 .934

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2010 Russia WJC18 4th 5 2 2 272 12 0 2.65 .897
2011 Russia WJC18 Bronze medal icon 6 4 2 344 15 0 2.62 .936
2012 Russia WJC18 5th 5 2 3 299 11 1 2.20 .922
2012 Russia WJC Silver medal icon 5 4 1 299 10 2 2.01 .953
2013 Russia WJC Bronze medal icon 4 3 1 164 5 1 2.04 .943
2014 Russia WJC Bronze medal icon 6 4 2 328 10 0 1.83 .933
2014 Russia WC Gold medal icon 2 2 0 120 1 1 0.50 .985
Junior totals 31 19 11 1706 63 5 - -
Senior totals 2 2 0 120 1 1 0.50 .985

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
Russian Order of Honour 2014 [18]
CCM/AHL Player of the Week 2014–15 [19]
CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for December 2014 2014-15 [20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 KHL Draft. Eliteprospects.com (2012-04-15). Retrieved on 2012-04-15.
  2. Lightning sign First round draft pick Vasilevsky. Tampa Bay Lightning (2014-05-06). Retrieved on 2014-05-06.
  3. Fontana, John (27 September 2014). Lightning make grand training camp cuts, bringing Syracuse Crunch roster into focus. SB Nation, Raw Charge. Retrieved on 17 December 2014.
  4. Kramer, Lindsay (15 December 2014). Syracuse Crunch goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy named AHL player of the week. Syracuse.com. Retrieved on 17 December 2014.
  5. American Hockey, League (15 December 2014). Vasilevskiy named CCM/AHL Player of the Week. AHL.com. Retrieved on 17 December 2014.
  6. Smith, Joe. "Andrei Vasilevskiy recalled by Lightning, could debut tonight", Tampa Bay Times, 16 December 2014. 
  7. Kramer, Lindsay. "Syracuse Crunch goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy wins NHL debut with Tampa Bay, 3-1 over Philadelphia (video)", The Post-Standard, 16 December 2014. 
  8. Long, Corey. "Vasilevskiy's first shutout lifts Lightning past Sabres", NHL.com, 2015-03-03. 
  9. Vasilevskiy steps in for Bishop, leads Lightning to win. Retrieved on 7 June 2015.
  10. Andrei Vasilevskiy has vascular surgery to remove blood clot; expect to return in 2-3 months (September 4, 2015).
  11. Cooper, Josh (1 November 2015). Andrei Vasilevskiy recalled by Lightning after missing time with blood clot. Yahoo Sports: Puck Daddy. Retrieved on 1 November 2015.
  12. Dusterberg, Kurt (1 November 2015). Vasilevskiy wins in return, Lightning defeat Hurricanes. NHL.com. Retrieved on 1 November 2015.
  13. Tampa Bay, Lightning (July 1, 2016). Lightning sign Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved on July 4, 2016.
  14. Erlendsson, Erik (December 28, 2016). Lightning find right injection to serve as remedy in comeback victory. Lightning Insider.com. Retrieved on December 29, 2016.
  15. Peters, Chris (2 March 2016). World Cup of Hockey: Ovechkin, Malkin lead NHL-only Russia roster. CBSSports.com. Retrieved on 2 March 2016.
  16. Nikita Kucherov and Andrei Vasilevskiy have been called up to the Russian national team. Russia men's national ice hockey team (April 9, 2017).
  17. "Salavat Yulaev player history". hockeydb.com (2015-04-02). Retrieved on 2015-04-02.
  18. Rosso, Alessandro (30 June 2014). An Interview with Lightning Prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy. The Hockey Writers. Retrieved on 17 December 2014.
  19. Kramer, Lindsay (15 December 2014). Syracuse Crunch goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy named AHL player of the week. Syracuse.com. Retrieved on 17 December 2014.
  20. Syracuse, Crunch (2 January 2015). Andrei Vasilevskiy named CCM/AHL Goalie of the Month. American Hockey League. Retrieved on 2 February 2015.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Slater Koekkoek
Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft pick
2012
Succeeded by
Jonathan Drouin


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