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Semyon Varlamov

28-Year-Old Goalie – Colorado Avalanche

2015-16 NHL Stats

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27

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25

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2

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2.81

SV%

.914

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Varlamov appeared in 57 games for the Avalanche in 2014-15, posting a 28-20-8 record and a .921 save percentage while missing multiple stretches of action due to persistent groin problems. The 27-year-old was at least able to enjoy better health down the stretch, finishing t...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 209   DOB: 4/27/1988   BORN: Samara, USSR   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #23 Overall in 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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Semyon Varlamov Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $29.5 million extension with the Avalanche in January of 2014.

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Semyon Varlamov NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2008-09 20 6 4 0 1 0 2.37 13 159 146 .918
2009-10 21 26 15 4 6 2 2.55 65 718 653 .909
2010-11 22 NHL WAS 27 11 9 5 2 2.23 58 759 701 .924
2011-12 23 NHL COL 53 26 24 3 4 2.59 136 1564 1428 .913
2012-13 24 NHL COL 35 11 21 3 3 3.02 98 1007 909 .903
2013-14 25 NHL COL 63 41 14 6 2 2.41 146 2013 1867 .927
2014-15 26 NHL COL 57 28 20 8 5 2.56 141 1791 1650 .921
2015-16 27 NHL COL 57 27 25 3 2 2.81 148 1714 1566 .914
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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

55:26

Average Time On Ice

On average, Semyon Varlamov was on the ice for 55:26.

Year Ice Time
2013-14 57:46
2014-15 58:01
2015-16 55:26

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Semyon Varlamov
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Date Opp W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Apr 9 ANA 0 1 0 5.08 5 31 26 .839
Apr 7 @DAL Did Not Play
Apr 5 @NAS 0 1 0 4.36 4 28 24 .857
Apr 3 STL 0 1 0 9.00 3 14 11 .786
Apr 1 WAS 0 1 0 3.16 3 46 43 .935
Mar 29 @STL 0 1 0 3.27 3 27 24 .889
Mar 28 @NAS 1 0 0 3.00 3 35 32 .914
Mar 26 MIN 0 1 0 3.10 3 34 31 .912
Mar 24 PHI 0 1 0 3.16 3 44 41 .932
Mar 20 @EDM Did Not Play
Mar 18 @CGY 1 0 0 2.77 3 33 30 .909
Mar 16 @VAN 1 0 0 1.02 1 29 28 .966
Mar 12 @WPG 0 1 0 3.16 3 30 27 .900
Mar 9 ANA 1 0 0 0.00 0 37 37 1.000
Mar 7 ARI 1 0 0 1.00 1 38 37 .974
Mar 5 NAS Did Not Play
Mar 3 FLA Did Not Play
Mar 1 @MIN 0 0 0 9.00 3 12 9 .750
Feb 27 DET 0 1 0 4.07 4 27 23 .852
Feb 24 SAN Did Not Play
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Feb 21 @VAN 0 1 0 4.14 4 28 24 .857
Feb 20 @EDM Did Not Play
Feb 17 MON 1 0 0 2.03 2 34 32 .941
Feb 14 @BUF 0 1 0 30.00 2 2 0 .000
Feb 12 @DET 1 0 0 1.85 2 45 43 .956
Feb 11 @OTT 1 0 0 3.00 3 29 26 .897
Feb 9 VAN 0 1 0 3.21 3 28 25 .893
Feb 6 WPG 0 1 0 4.21 4 39 35 .897
Feb 4 DAL Did Not Play
Feb 2 CHI Did Not Play
Jan 27 @LOS Did Not Play
Jan 26 @SAN Did Not Play
Jan 23 @DAL 1 0 0 1.00 1 43 42 .977
Jan 22 STL 1 0 0 0.95 1 34 33 .971
Jan 20 BUF 1 0 0 1.00 1 28 27 .964
Jan 18 @WPG 1 0 0 1.02 1 37 36 .973
Jan 16 @CLM Did Not Play
Jan 14 NJD Did Not Play
Jan 12 TAM 0 1 0 4.00 4 38 34 .895
Jan 10 @CHI 0 1 0 7.50 4 20 16 .800
Jan 8 NAS 1 0 0 3.00 3 22 19 .864
Jan 6 STL 1 0 0 2.81 3 38 35 .921
Jan 4 LOS 1 0 0 1.00 1 31 30 .968
Jan 2 CGY 0 1 0 7.27 4 19 15 .789
Dec 31 CHI 0 0 1 3.81 4 43 39 .907
Dec 28 @SAN Did Not Play
Dec 27 ARI 0 0 1 1.88 2 28 26 .929
Dec 21 TOR 0 1 0 6.21 6 21 15 .714
Dec 19 EDM 1 0 0 1.00 1 40 39 .975
Dec 17 NYI 1 0 0 1.02 1 34 33 .971
Dec 15 @CHI 1 0 0 0.00 0 29 29 1.000
Dec 13 @STL 1 0 0 1.00 1 43 42 .977
Dec 12 @NAS 1 0 0 2.00 2 36 34 .944
Dec 9 PIT Did Not Play
Dec 7 MIN 1 0 0 0.95 1 20 19 .950
Dec 5 @MIN 0 1 0 2.03 2 43 41 .953
Dec 3 @NYR 1 0 0 1.00 1 25 24 .960
Dec 1 @NJD Did Not Play
Nov 30 @NYI 0 1 0 4.29 4 27 23 .852
Nov 28 WPG 1 0 0 3.00 3 28 25 .893
Nov 25 OTT 0 0 0 8.57 3 15 12 .800
Nov 23 @WPG 1 0 0 1.00 1 21 20 .952
Nov 21 @WAS Did Not Play
Nov 19 @PIT Did Not Play
Nov 17 @TOR Did Not Play
Nov 14 @MON Did Not Play
Nov 12 @BOS Did Not Play
Nov 10 @PHI Did Not Play
Nov 6 NYR Did Not Play
Nov 5 @ARI 0 1 0 3.05 3 27 24 .889
Nov 3 CGY 1 0 0 3.00 3 25 22 .880
Nov 1 SAN 0 1 0 3.10 3 31 28 .903
Oct 30 @CAR 0 1 0 3.16 3 26 23 .885
Oct 29 @TAM 1 0 0 1.00 1 35 34 .971
Oct 27 @FLA Did Not Play
Oct 24 CLM 0 1 0 4.07 4 36 32 .889
Oct 21 CAR 0 0 1 0.98 1 19 18 .947
Oct 18 @LOS Did Not Play
Oct 16 @ANA Did Not Play
Oct 14 BOS 0 1 0 8.57 5 19 14 .737
Oct 10 DAL 1 0 0 3.00 3 33 30 .909
Oct 8 MIN 0 1 0 5.17 5 30 25 .833

Semyon Varlamov: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Varlamov will be between the pipes in Saturday's home matchup with the Ducks.

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Varlamov saved 24 of 28 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Predators.

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Varlamov will get the start in goal in Tuesday's road game against the Predators, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

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Varlamov allowed three goals on 14 shots and was replaced after the first period of Sunday's loss to the Blues.

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Varlamov will start Sunday's home game against the Blues.

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Varlamov stopped 43 of 46 shots in Friday's loss to the Capitals.

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Varlamov will start Friday's home game against the Capitals.

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Varlamov allowed three goals on 27 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Blues.

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Varlamov will start Tuesday's game in St. Louis.

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Varlamov, who is in line to start Monday's game against the Preds, is a candidate to start Tuesday's contest against the Blues as well, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

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Varlamov stopped 31 of 34 shots Saturday against Minnesota, but got no offensive support in a 4-0 loss.

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Varlamov will get the start in goal in Saturday's home matchup with the Wild, Drew Spevak of ESPN Denver reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Playing in his sixth NHL season, Varlamov broke out in a big way in 2013-14, leading all NHL goalies in wins (41), saves (1867) and shots faced (2,013) while breaking Colorado's franchise record and finishing third in the league with a .927 save percentage. For these accomplishments, the Russian workhorse was named a finalist alongside Boston's Tuukka Rask and Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league's top goaltender. It's also important to note that Varly battled through off-ice adversity starting in November, as he was brought up on domestic violence charges and accused of assault and kidnapping his girlfriend before the charges were dropped in late December. He actually spent a night in jail, but coach Patrick Roy and the Avs stood beside him and he barely missed a beat, earning a win in Dallas just two days after his arrest. Come February, Varly had backstopped the young underdog Avs to the Central Division lead, posting a 27-9-5 record with a 2.47 GAA and .924 save percentage that earned him a new five-year, $29.5 million deal -- effectively locking him in as the top dog between the pipes in Denver for the next half decade. Varlamov is sure to be one of the top goalies taken in fantasy drafts this season, but one potential concern is the Avs’ lack of a proven backup. Reto Berra, who was acquired and immediately signed to a three-year deal in March, has only 31 NHL games under his belt. The threat of fatigue or an injury impacting Varly’s game is something potential owners should be mindful of, if the unproven Berra falters in providing rest for the top netminder. However, the reward is worth the risk with a stud like this behind a high-flying Avs squad ripe with star talent at forward and on an ever-improving blue line.

2013-14

Varlamov had a rather forgettable season in 2012-13, finishing 11-21-3 with a 3.02 GAA. Now, he wasn't completely to blame -- he was behind one of the worst defenses in the league. The Avs have upgraded a bit on the blue line, so he should put up somewhat better numbers as the team's starter this season. But buyer beware -- the team is still young and that will result in a lot of rubber headed Varlamov's direction. He'll make a decent second goalie, but don't rely on him as your top dog.

2012-13

The Avs entered the 2011-12 season with Varlamov as their new undisputed starting goalie after acquiring him in a trade with Washington that summer. Varlamov started the season strong enough, with five wins in his first eight games, but tailed off after that, eventually yielding the starting reins to backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere for a stretch. However, after winning the starting job back in mid-February, Varly went 12-8-2 down the stretch with a 2.01 goals-against average and .931 save percentage, cementing his role as the teams’ top puckstopper coming into this season. He is still largely unproven as a starter and will have a young and relatively inexperienced squad playing in front of him, but he still has significant fantasy upside.

2011-12

The Avs, who finished last season with a goaltending tandem of Brian Elliott and Peter Budaj, addressed a glaring need by acquiring Varlamov from the Capitals in July. Varlamov split time with Michal Neuvirth last season, posting some very respectable numbers (11-9-5, 2.23 GAA, .924 SV%) and proving that he can be relied upon as a starting netminder in the NHL. Unfortunately, he's coming to a team that averaged 31.8 shots against per game last season - eighth most in the NHL - so he'll have his work cut out for him. We don't recommend you rely on Varlamov as your starting fantasy netminder this season, but his numbers ought to be good enough for you to draft him as a solid No. 2 guy.

2010-11

In 15 games, Varlamov registered a goals-against average (2.60) and save percentage (.909) that trumped Jose Theodore’s output in the same two categories during the 2009-10 regular season. Despite the promising trend, Varlamov and company were stunned in the first round of the postseason. In 2010-11, he should be involved in a two-way timeshare – which also includes youngster Michal Neuvirth - with the former getting the bulk of the starts.

2009-10

The Russian rookie impressed so much late last season after filling in to give Jose Theodore some rest, that he was inserted as the starter in the playoffs after Game One of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. He is a 6-1 space heater in front of net and is quick on his skates. In five regular season starts, Varlamov was 4-0-1 with a 2.37 goals against average and .918 save percentage. Then his postseason chance came and he shined in the 13 games he started. He finished 7-6 during the team’s run, with two shutouts, a 2.53 goals against average, and .918 save percentage. The Capitals’ first round pick in 2006 is ready to be number one this year and will get his chance to battle for the spot.

2008-09

The Russian product has the skills to play in the NHL soon and would add to an already stacked squad of Russians. Varlamov has a unique style in goal – not a pure butterfly nor a pure stand up goalie but possesses a quick glove hand, controls rebounds well and has the size, skill and reflexes to become a very good netminder. It is undetermined where he will play this year, but if he can make the Caps’ AHL team and play in Hershey, keep an eye for him in the coming years.

2007-08

Varlamov, one of the Caps' first-round picks in the 2006 draft, has a load of talent but has struggled in representing Russia on the international stage. He's still extremely young at 19, and will likely be in a running competition with fellow 2006 draftee Michal Neuvirth over the next couple of years to see who will succeed Olaf Kolzig when he retires.

2005-06

Varlamov was rated the second-best European goalie avaible in the 2006 draft and the fifth best overall by the International Scouting Service. He has great post-to-post quickness and is very athletic, something not usually associated with Russian netminders. His glove is quick and his butterfly solid, but he needs to improve his stickhandling. He played in the Russian second league in 2005-06 and flashed the rare ability to steal games, and could be a real surprise in a few years.