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2015 NHL Draft
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Semyon Varlamov
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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.
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He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft