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Semyon Varlamov

27-Year-Old Goalie – Colorado Avalanche

2014-15 NHL Stats

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28

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20

SO

5

GAA

2.56

SV%

.921

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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
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#1 Goalie
  1. Semyon Varlamov
  2. Reto Berra
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Time On Ice Stats

58:01

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Semyon Varlamov was on the ice for 58:01.

4:31

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Semyon Varlamov was on the ice for 4:31 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 55:42 4:33
2013-14 57:46 5:37
2014-15 58:01 4:31

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Semyon Varlamov 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Apr. 11 CHI 1 0 0 2.03 2 30 28 .933
Apr. 9 WPG Did Not Play
Apr. 7 NSH 1 0 0 2.03 2 42 40 .952
Apr. 4 at LA 0 1 0 3.16 3 26 23 .885
Apr. 3 at ANH Did Not Play
Apr. 1 at SJ Did Not Play
Mar. 30 EDM 0 1 0 2.03 2 34 32 .941
Mar. 28 BUF 1 0 0 3.00 3 38 35 .921
Mar. 26 at VAN Did Not Play
Mar. 25 at EDM 0 0 0 20.00 3 7 4 .571
Mar. 23 at CGY 0 1 0 3.10 3 26 23 .885
Mar. 20 at ANH 0 0 1 2.95 3 40 37 .925
Mar. 19 at ARI 1 0 0 2.00 2 30 28 .933
Mar. 14 CGY 1 0 0 2.00 2 31 29 .935
Mar. 12 NJ 1 0 0 0.94 1 24 23 .958
Mar. 10 LA Did Not Play
Mar. 8 at MIN 1 0 0 1.11 1 30 29 .967
Mar. 7 at CLS 1 0 0 0.00 0 44 44 1.000
Mar. 4 PIT 1 0 0 1.00 1 29 28 .966
Feb. 28 MIN 0 1 0 3.21 3 32 29 .906
Feb. 27 at DAL 1 0 0 3.75 4 36 32 .889
Feb. 24 at NSH 0 1 0 5.71 4 29 25 .862
Feb. 22 TB 1 0 0 4.00 4 32 28 .875
Feb. 20 at CHI 1 0 0 1.00 1 28 27 .964
Feb. 18 LA 0 1 0 3.10 3 25 22 .880
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Feb. 16 ARI 1 0 0 1.50 1 5 4 .800
Feb. 14 DAL 1 0 0 1.00 1 25 24 .960
Feb. 12 NYR 0 1 0 5.17 5 30 25 .833
Feb. 8 at WPG 0 1 0 5.45 5 29 24 .828
Feb. 7 at MIN 0 1 0 1.03 1 29 28 .966
Feb. 5 DET 0 1 0 1.05 1 27 26 .963
Feb. 3 at DAL 1 0 0 1.90 2 32 30 .938
Jan. 30 NSH 1 0 0 0.00 0 23 23 1.000
Jan. 27 at NSH 0 0 1 3.93 4 39 35 .897
Jan. 21 BOS 1 0 0 1.88 2 24 22 .917
Jan. 19 at STL 0 1 0 3.21 3 30 27 .900
Jan. 17 at TB 0 0 1 1.94 2 31 29 .935
Jan. 15 at FLA 1 0 0 2.03 2 32 30 .938
Jan. 13 at CAR Did Not Play
Jan. 12 at WAS 0 1 0 2.11 2 38 36 .947
Jan. 10 DAL 1 0 0 3.00 3 40 37 .925
Jan. 8 OTT 1 0 0 2.03 2 38 36 .947
Jan. 6 at CHI 1 0 0 0.00 0 54 54 1.000
Jan. 4 CLS 0 1 0 4.14 4 27 23 .852
Jan. 2 EDM 1 0 0 0.92 1 28 27 .964
Dec. 31 PHI 1 0 0 2.81 3 29 26 .897
Dec. 29 at STL 0 1 0 3.00 3 25 22 .880
Dec. 27 CHI Did Not Play
Dec. 23 STL 1 0 0 0.00 0 26 26 1.000
Dec. 21 at DET Did Not Play
Dec. 20 at BUF Did Not Play
Dec. 18 at PIT Did Not Play
Dec. 13 STL Did Not Play
Dec. 11 WPG Did Not Play
Dec. 9 NSH Did Not Play
Dec. 5 at WPG 0 1 0 7.32 5 30 25 .833
Dec. 4 at CGY 0 0 1 3.93 4 25 21 .840
Dec. 1 MON Did Not Play
Nov. 29 DAL Did Not Play
Nov. 26 CHI Did Not Play
Nov. 25 at ARI Did Not Play
Nov. 22 CAR Did Not Play
Nov. 20 WAS Did Not Play
Nov. 15 at NJ 1 0 0 2.03 2 25 23 .920
Nov. 13 at NYR 1 0 0 2.77 3 33 30 .909
Nov. 11 at NYI 0 1 0 6.00 6 46 40 .870
Nov. 8 at PHI Did Not Play
Nov. 6 TOR Did Not Play
Nov. 4 VAN 0 1 0 5.00 5 37 32 .865
Nov. 2 ANH 0 1 0 3.16 3 33 30 .909
Nov. 1 at STL 0 0 1 1.88 2 29 27 .931
Oct. 30 NYI 1 0 0 0.00 0 40 40 1.000
Oct. 28 SJ 0 0 1 1.88 2 51 49 .961
Oct. 26 at WPG 0 0 1 1.88 2 28 26 .929
Oct. 24 VAN 1 0 0 3.00 3 29 26 .897
Oct. 21 FLA Did Not Play
Oct. 18 at MON Did Not Play
Oct. 16 at OTT Did Not Play
Oct. 14 at TOR 0 0 1 3.00 3 40 37 .925
Oct. 13 at BOS Did Not Play
Oct. 11 MIN 0 1 0 2.11 2 33 31 .939
Oct. 9 at MIN 0 1 0 7.50 5 38 33 .868

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

Varlamov will be in the crease for Saturday's season finale against the Blackhawks.

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Varlamov turned away 40 of 42 Nashville shot attempts Tuesday in a 3-2 victory.

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Varlamov is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Preds.

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Varlamov gave up three goals on 26 shots in Saturday's loss to Los Angeles.

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Varlamov will make his next start in goal Saturday in Los Angeles, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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Despite making 32 saves Monday, Varlamov was beaten by the Oilers for the second time in six days in a 4-1 loss. He allowed two goals while the other two were empty-net tallies.

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Varlamov is slated to start Monday's game against the Oilers, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

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Varlamov stopped 35 of 38 shots in Saturday's win over Buffalo.

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Varlamov will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Sabres, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

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Though coach Patrick Roy previously indicated earlier in the week that Varlamov would start Thursday against the Canucks, Reto Berra will instead receive the nod for the Avalanche, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

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Varlamov was pulled after giving up three goals on seven shots against Edmonton on Wednesday.

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Varlamov will start Wednesday in Edmonton and Thursday in Vancouver, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

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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.