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Semyon Varlamov

Born:April 27, 1988Draft:2006 Capitals #23 Overall
Hometown:Samara, RussiaPosition:Goaltender
Known For:Catches:Left
National Team:Russia

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 New York Islanders
Semyon Varlamov, New York Islanders (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Semyon Varlamov Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
July 1, 2011Washington Capitals 2007-Present Secondary Logo!st-Round pick in 2012
(Filip Forsberg)
2nd-Round Pick in 2012
(Mike Winther)

Deeper Dive


  • 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)