Semyon Varlamov has revealed his World Cup Mask, which features a mostly red design.
Шлем Семёна Варламова на Кубок мира. Хорош! pic.twitter.com/rM03Em3oZy
— Хоккей России (@russiahockey) August 31, 2016
The mask has a big written text “Russia” in the Cyrillic alphabet on the right side, and the Russian Coat of Arms, with the double-headed eagle and the slaying-dragon, mounted figure on the left side. The rear side features a not-much-visible Colorado Avalanche logo, but it is still probably good for the Avs fans to see that he is giving a tribute to his NHL team.
Varlamov has plenty of experience with Team Russia on the international stage, having participated in the latest two Olympic games, even if he was just the third goalie in Vancouver, back in 2010. His performance while representing the Mother Land has traditionally been up and down, and lately, Sergei Bobrovsky was a preferred choice, as it was the case for the recent IIHF World Championship in Russia, where he wasn’t even called to the team. Other than Bobrovsky, Team Russia’s goaltending squad will feature Tampa Bay Lightning Andrei Vasilevsky.
The native of Samara, Russia, posted a 27-25-3 record in the 2015-16 campaign with the Avalanche, with a .914 save percentage and a goals-against average of 2.81. He also posted two shutouts.
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