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Semyon Varlamov

26-Year-Old Goalie – Colorado Avalanche

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 accompl...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  10/24/2014
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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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 3 0 2 1 0 3.80 10 111 101 .910
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#4 Goalie
  1. Reto Berra  DTD
  2. Calvin Pickard
  3. Sami Aittokallio
  4. Semyon Varlamov  IR
Colorado Avalanche

Time On Ice Stats

52:34

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Semyon Varlamov was on the ice for 52:34.

5:02

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Semyon Varlamov was on the ice for 5:02 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 55:42 4:33
2013-14 57:46 5:37
2014-15 52:34 5:02

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Semyon Varlamov 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
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's (groin) was formally placed on injured reserve Thursday.

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Updating a previous report, the Avalanche haven't placed Varlamov (groin) on injured reserve, but will do so if he is unable to start Thursday against the Senators, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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Varlamov (groin) is listed on injured reserve on the Avs' official website.

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Though he was the first goalie to leave the ice at morning skate, Varlamov is questionable to start Thursday against the Senators due to a groin injury, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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Varlamov will be in the crease Thursday against the Senators, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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Varlamov saved 37 of 40 shots Tuesday against Toronto, but was stuck with a 3-2 loss in overtime.

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Varlamov will start Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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Varlamov stopped all but two of the 33 shots he faced in Saturday's loss to Minnesota.

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Varlamov will be in the crease Saturday against the Wild.

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Varlamov allowed five goals on 38 shots before being pulled after two periods in Thursday's loss to the Wild.

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Varlamov is the likely starter in goal for the Avs for Thursday's season opener against the Wild, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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Varlamov appeared in three games during the preseason and went 1-2 while allowing seven goals on 80 shots.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.