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Evgeni Nabokov

39-Year-Old Goalie – Tampa Bay Lightning

2014-15 NHL Stats

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.920

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Nabokov is far from done, but he's no longer the elite twine-tender he was when he was in his early 30s. Still, he can deliver decent numbers in a backup role, especially in the Bolts' structure. He'll play behind some defenders who can actually prevent scoring chances, for ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 202   DOB: 7/25/1975   BORN: Ust-Kamenogorsk, USSR   DRAFTED: 9th Rd, #219 Overall in 1994   Show ContractHide Contract

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Evgeni Nabokov Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.55 million deal with the Lightning in July of 2014.

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Nabokov made 23 saves in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Devils.

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Evgeni Nabokov NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2005-06 30 45 16 19 7 1 3.10 133 1160 1027 .885
2006-07 31 50 25 16 4 7 2.29 106 1227 1121 .914
2007-08 32 77 46 21 8 6 2.14 163 1802 1639 .910
2008-09 33 62 41 12 8 7 2.44 150 1663 1513 .910
2009-10 34 71 44 16 10 3 2.43 170 2168 1998 .922
2011-12 36 NHL NYI 42 19 18 3 2 2.55 101 1172 1071 .914
2012-13 37 NHL NYI 41 23 11 7 3 2.50 103 1139 1036 .910
2013-14 38 NHL NYI 40 15 14 8 4 2.74 103 1085 982 .905
2014-15 39 NHL TB 1 0 1 0 0 2.03 2 25 23 .920
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#2 Goalie
  1. Ben Bishop
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Time On Ice Stats

59:12

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Evgeni Nabokov was on the ice for 59:12.

6:48

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Evgeni Nabokov was on the ice for 6:48 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 60:23 5:39
2013-14 56:21 5:07
2014-15 59:12 6:48

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Evgeni Nabokov 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Oct. 18 at VAN Did Not Play
Oct. 14 NJ 0 1 0 2.03 2 25 23 .920
Oct. 13 MON Did Not Play
Oct. 11 OTT Did Not Play
Oct. 9 FLA Did Not Play

Evgeni Nabokov: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nabokov will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Devils, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official website reports.

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The Lightning signed Nabokov to a one-year, $1.55 million contract Tuesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

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Nabokov and the Islanders aren't close to reaching agreement on a new contract, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

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The Islanders are still interested in bringing back Nabokov, according to Newsday.

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Nabokov stopped all 19 shots that came his way in Thursday's 2-0 win over Montreal. He also assisted on Brock Nelson's second-period power-play goal.

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Nabokov will be in the crease Thursday against the Canadiens, Marc Antoine Godin of the Montreal Gazette reports.

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Nabokov stopped 28 of 31 shots in Thursday's loss to Ottawa.

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Nabokov took a shootout loss to the Capitals on Sunday, surrendering three goals on 29 shots.

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Nabokov would like to re-sign with the Islanders, according to Newsday.

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Nabokov will get the nod between the pipes Saturday against Washington.

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Nabokov stopped 20-of-22 shots as the Islanders defeated the Panthers on Tuesday.

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Nabokov will start Tuesday's game against the Panthers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Nabokov was not the Islanders' first choice to start in goal for this upcoming season. Ray Emery was, but Nabokov was re-signed after Emery ended up in Philadelphia. He had a solid regular season in 2012-13, but is not the type of goalie who's going to take your team to the next level -- not at this point in his career. Problem for the Islanders is that they simply don't have enough trust in any of their young goaltenders to just hand them the job. Nabokov struggled mightily in the second half of back-to-back games and fell apart in the Islanders' first-round playoff series loss to Pittsburgh last year. Was his poor play due to the Penguins' explosive offense or was Nabokov just tired from the amount of work he had during a shortened season? Look for the Islanders to pay careful attention to his workload this season.

2012-13

Nabokov had a solid seaon for the Islanders last year as he posted a 2.55 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in 42 games. Those numbers could have been much better if he had a quality defense in front of him. Nabokov is slated to once again be the Islanders starting goaltender, which does limit his fantasy value, but the Isles are getting better as a team, just not quickly. He could also be traded at almost any point to a team that needs a veteran presence in net and is willing to pay the price for Nabokov. He's a solid option once most of the second-tier goaltending options have been taken, just don't expect him to carry your team.

2011-12

Nabokov had an eventful 2010. First, he decided to come back to the NHL from the KHL, expressed interest in playing for Detroit, but was ultimately claimed by the Islanders. He then refused to play for the Isles, sat out the season, and now has to play this season with the Isles. It would've been a much better idea if Nabokov would've just played with the Islanders last season because he would've been a free agent this season and could have made his way out of Long Island. Anyway, he has stated he will report to the Islanders this season, yet in all likelihood, the club will look to trade Nabokov as he just doesn't fit into the plans.

2009-10

Nabokov did enough in the regular season to pull in 40-plus wins for the second consecutive year. However, his goals against average rose from 2.14 in 2007-08, to 2.44 in 2008-09. Nabby’s recent struggle with consistency is concerning, and he’ll be heavily scrutinized after failing to match the stellar play of Anaheim rookie goalie Jonas Hiller in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs. Draft him for the wins knowing that he’s in a contract year and could right the ship with a few minor adjustments.

2008-09

Nabokov will return to San Jose to stop biscuits in his ninth season with the team. Only New Jersey's Martin Brodeur saw more minutes in the regular season than Nabokov (4,561), cementing Nabokov's reputation as a durable goalie. Denying pucks looked easy to the 33-year-old, as he posted a robust .910 save percentage, good for third in the league in 2007-08. So impressive was Nabokov that he nearly edged Brodeur for the coveted Vezina Trophy. The Sharks would be wise to rest Nabokov more often, but regardless, he is an excellent fantasy selection at goalie this season.

2007-08

Nabokov won’t have to worry about splitting time this year. He will start every game that he wants to. While it will be hard for him to improve on his 2.29 goals against average that he had in last year’s campaign. Expect him to surpass his shutouts total of last season in seven and wins of 25. More starts equals more chances.

2006-07

He'll begin the year as the 1B to Vesa Toskala's 1A, but Ron Wilson is the type of coach to go with the hot hand, so in deeper leagues don't be afraid to gamble on Nabokov late. He's still got more natural talent from how we see it, and a trade to another city at some point is a possibility as well.

2005-06

He was near the top of the leaders in just about every major goaltending stat back in 2003-04, and with most of his friends in front of him returning for the coming season (save for D Mike Rathje), we don't see Nabokov stepping down from the list of elite keepers in the league. Mind you, Nabokov probably has no shot at nine shutouts or a .921 save percentage again – given the rule changes in the league – but he should be one of the first 5-6 goalies off your board. You can also tack on contract incentive to the Nabokov file – his deal runs out at the end of 2005-06, but he's angling for a long-term extension from the club.

2004-05