Stanley Cup Final
Semyon Varlamov

Semyon Varlamov  #1

NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: April 27, 1988  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Samara, Russia
WEIGHT: 209 DRAFTED: WSH / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st   (23rd overall)
- Has set a career high with five shutouts this season. - Has three 40+ save shutouts this year, making him just the third goaltender since the 1967-68 expansion to have three shutouts of at least 40 saves in a season (Bill Ranford in 1986-87 and Mike Smith in 2011-12). - Won six consecutive games from March 4-19, matching his career-long win streak. - Started a career-high 22 consecutive games from Jan. 15 to March 8. - NHL's Second Star of the Week for March 2-8 and Jan. 5-11. - Set a franchise record for most saves over a three-game span with 127 from Jan. 6-10 (127/132, .962%). - Stopped all 54 shots in a 2-0 victory at Chicago on Jan. 6, the most saves in a road shutout in NHL history. - His 54 stops were the most in Avalanche history and the second-most in franchise annals (Ron Tugnutt 70). - His 54 saves also set a career high. - Made 49 saves on Oct. 28 vs. San Jose, tying the franchise record for most saves in a home game.
NHL Second All-Star Team (2014) Traded to Colorado by Washington for Colorado's 1st round choice (Filip Forsberg) in 2012 Entry Draft and Boston's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Mike Winther) in 2012 Entry Draft, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (KHL), September 27, 2012.
Quote of the Day

I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team.  A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.

— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres