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Semyon Varlamov  #1

NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: April 27, 1988  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Samara, Russia
WEIGHT: 209 DRAFTED: WSH / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st   (23rd overall)
Varlamov will be competing for his country for the first time at the senior level, with his previous international experience coming at the World Junior and the World Under-18 Championships. At 21 years of age, he is the youngest player named to the team.

After serving as a back-up at the 2006 World Junior Championship, he won the starting position in 2007. He finished second (to Canada’s Carey Price) in the tournament with a 1.51 goals-against average and posted two shutouts in winning his second consecutive silver medal.  Russia lost to Canada, 4-2, in the gold medal game.

He competed against Canada in the 2007 Super Series (junior) that pitted the two teams in an eight-game match-up.

Quote of the Day

I mean, any of those 14 teams (in the lottery) it would have been an absolute honor. If I am selected by Edmonton it will be amazing, a dream come true. They have a lot of amazing young players there.

— Likely No. 1 pick Connor McDavid after the Oilers won the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday