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Vladimir Tarasenko
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Position Right wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
191 lb (87 kg)
NHL Team St. Louis Blues
Born December 13 1991 (1991-12-13) (age 25),
Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR
NHL Draft Eligible 2010
Pro Career 2008 – present

Vladimir Tarasenko (born December 13, 1991) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward for the St Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was ranked as the fourth highest prospect for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by International Scouting Services. Tarasenko has played for the Russian junior team twice, winning a silver medal at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships and playing at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Playing careerEdit

Tarasenko's learned from his father, Andrei, who was a former Russian league scoring champion and Olympian. He made his professional debut with HC Sibir Novosibirsk in 2008–09, scoring seven goals and ten points in 38 games and was the runner up in voting for rookie of the year. He was released to play with the junior team at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships where he scored eight goals in seven games and was named a tournament all-star as Russia won a silver medal. Tarasenko returned to Sibir in 2009–10 as the sixth youngest player in the KHL. He again represented Russia, at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, finishing third in team scoring with five points in six games.

International Scouting Services ranked Tarasenko as the top ranked European skater, and fourth overall, in its mid-term rankings for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Described by scouts as strong and mobile with no glaring weaknesses, Tarasenko has expressed in interest in playing in the National Hockey League, though his father, also his coach with Sibir, believes it is important that his son remains in Russia for the near future.

He begun his NHL career in the shortened 2012-13 season for the St. Louis Blues His first few games were very successful.

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 HC Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 38 7 3 10 2
KHL totals 38 6 3 10 2 0 0 0 0 0


Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM Team result
2009 Russia WJC-U18 7 8 7 15 6 Silver medal
2010 Russia WJC 6 4 1 5 2 Sixth place
International totals 13 11 9 20 8

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