|Born|| April 24 1992,|
| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
|KHL team||Severstal Cherepovets|
|Competitor for Russia|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
Ignat Zemchenko (Ukrainian: Іґнат Земченко, born April 24, 1992) is a Ukrainian-Russian professional ice hockey player. He was selected by Severstal Cherepovets 10th overall in the 2009 KHL Junior Draft, and made his Kontinental Hockey League debut in the 2009–10 KHL season. He played for Russia in the 2012 IIHF World U20 Championship. Ignat Zemchenko is the son of of Serhiy Zemchenko, a former Ukrainian professional ice hockey player known for his time with Sokil Kyiv.
Zemchenko began playing hockey in his birthplace, the capital of Ukraine, Kiev. Later on his father, Serhiy, left the country to coach hockey in Spain for seven years, causing the family to relocate; and where Ignat would continue to learn the game. In 2004 his father again relocated, this time to coach PHC Krylya Sovetov based in Moscow. Ignat too would join the Krylya Sovetov hockey system.
In the 2011-12 KHL season, Zemchenko's father, Serhiy, would act as coach of of Almaz Cherepovets.
While both his father Serhiy and older brother Ihor have played internationally for Ukraine, Ignat chose to represent Russia instead, stating that while the option existed, he had "no desire to play on the Ukrainian team" because the career opportunity was greater in Russia. Zemchenko began playing for Russia internationally in the Under-16 4 Nations Tournament.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ignat Zemchenko: I want to play in the MHL".
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Ignat Zemchenko - 10th on the NBA Draft CHL".
- Ignat Zemchenko's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Ignat Zemchenko's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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