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Vasiliy Koshechkin

Vasiliy Koshechkin
Born (1983-03-27) March 27, 1983 (age 31)
Togliatti, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 231 lb (105 kg; 16 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
KHL team
Former teams
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Severstal Cherepovets
HC Lada Togliatti
Ak Bars Kazan
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 233rd overall, 2002
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2003–present
Vasiliy Vladimirovich Koshechkin (Russian: Василий Владимирович Кошечкин) (born March 27, 1983) is a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays for Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League.

Playing career

Koshechkin started his professional hockey career as the backup goaltender of Lada Togliatti, RSL. He took over as number-one goaltender in 2005–06 season, playing 41 out of 51 regular season games. With 3 goals against and 1 shutout in 3 games, he also actively contributed into the latest international achievement of his team, 2005–06 Continental Cup win.

During 2006–07 season, Koshechkin was invited to represent the colours of Russian national team. Koshechkin joined Semyon Varlamov of the Washington Capitals as goalie in the 2010 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships for Russian national team and he was also selected as a reserve by Team Russia for the 2010 Winter Olympics should an injury occur during the tournament.[1]

Career statistics

Regular season

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 Lada Togliatti RSL 8 247 10 0 2.43 .888
2004–05 Lada Togliatti RSL 4 121 5 0 2.48 .868
2005–06 Lada Togliatti RSL 41 2376 64 9 1.62 .938
2006–07 Lada Togliatti RSL 42 2429 82 5 2.02 .923
2007–08 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 19 990 45 0 2.73
2008-09 Lada Togliatti KHL 43 21 16 6 2404 66 8 1.65 .934
2009-10 Lada Togliatti KHL 23 8 9 6 1305 46 2 2.12 .921
2009-10 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 26 17 7 2 1536 47 6 1.84 .932
2010-11 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 32 15 14 3 1809 88 2 2.92 .906
2011-12 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 34 12 11 5 1795 71 6 2.37 .925
2012-13 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 51 22 20 9 3102 110 8 2.13 .923

International play

International statistics

Year Team Event Place   GP W L T / OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2007 Russia WC 3 3 3 0 0 180:00 8 0 2.67 .879
2009 Russia WC 1 0 - - - - - - - -
2010 Russia Oly QF 0 - - - - - - - -
2010 Russia WC 2 3 3 0 0 180:00 3 0 1.00 .967
2011 Russia WC 4th 0 - - - - - - - -

References

  • HC Lada Togliatti official player profile page
  • Vasiliy Koshechkin profile on www.metallurg.ru

External links

  • EliteProspects.com
  • European Hockey.Net
  • The Internet Hockey Database
  • Template:Nhlprofile
Template:Russia-icehockey-goaltender-stub
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