|Born:||April 27, 1988||Draft:||2006 Capitals #23 Overall|
Semyon Aleksandrovich Varlamov (Russian: Семён Александрович Варламов, Russian pronunciation: [sʲɪˈmʲɵn vɐrˈɫaməf]; born 27 April 1988) is a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He first played professionally with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the then Russian Superleague (RSL) after he was drafted in the first round, 23rd overall, by the Washington Capitals in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He would later spend eight NHL seasons with the Avalanche before signing with the Islanders in the summer of 2019.
Semyon Varlamov Statistics
- New York Islanders’ Goaltending Depth Chart for 2020-21
- NHL Players of the Week: Kopitar, Varlamov & More
- New York Islanders’ 3 Stars of the Month – February 2021
- Colorado Avalanche 2010s All-Decade Team: Goaltenders
- Selected to play in the 2013 KHL All-Star Game (did not play)
- Won a gold medal with Team Russia at the 2012 World Championship (WC)
- Won a silver medal with Team Russia at the 2010 WC and 2007 World Junior Championship (WJC)
- Selected as a Top-Three Player on Team Russia (2007 WJC, 2010 and 2012 WC)
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