Vladimir Denisov (ice hockey)
June 29, 1984 |
Novopolotsk, Belarussian SSR, URS
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)|
|HC Dinamo Minsk
Vladimir Mikhailovich Denisov (Russian: Владимир Михайлович Денисов) (born June 29, 1984) is a Belarussian ice hockey defenseman currently playing for HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. He participated at the 2010 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Belarus National men's ice hockey team.
Playing career 
Denisov played in the Russian Hockey Super League for HC Lada Togliatti in the 2006-07 season. With ambitions to play in the NHL, Vladimir signed with affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, the Lake Erie Monsters, in the AHL for the 2007-08 season.
While using the season with the Monsters to adjust to the North American game, Denisov impressed with his physicality and signed his first NHL contract with the New York Rangers for the 2008-09 season on July 10, 2008. Denisov was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, to start the season. Vladimir eclipsed previous highs for goals and assists, however frustrated from lack of opportunity with the Rangers he requested a trade in January but played the season out.
On September 5, 2009, Vladimir was invited to the Washington Capitals training camp for the 2009-10 season. Failing to earn a contract with the Capitals, and rejecting the option to try-out with the Capitals affiliate, the Hershey Bears, Denisov returned to Belarus where he signed for HC Dinamo Minsk of the KHL on September 29, 2009. Denisov appeared on the Blueline in 42 games with Minsk and posted 14 points but as the team was unable to advance to the playoffs, he was not tendered a new contract.
Career statistics 
Regular season and playoffs 
|2006–07||HC Lada Togliatti||RSL||39||0||3||3||76||3||0||0||0||6|
|2007–08||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||66||2||6||8||111||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||62||5||15||20||117||2||0||0||0||2|
|2009–10||HC Dinamo Minsk||KHL||42||5||9||14||68||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||HC Dinamo Minsk||KHL||47||4||2||6||115||4||0||0||0||2|
|2012–13||HC Dinamo Minsk||KHL||50||1||2||3||50||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||24||0||5||5||41|
|Senior int'l totals||40||0||10||10||73|
- IIHF (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-9867964-0-1.
- "Denisov will play in North America". (in Belarussian) Belarus Hockey.com. 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
- "Rangers sign defenseman Denisov". New York Rangers. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2008-07-10.
- "Vladimir discusses his disappointing year in Hartford". beyondtheblueshirts.com. 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
- "Capitals Announce Rosters for Rookie Camp and Training Camp". Washington Capitals. 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
- "Vladimir Denisov signed a contract with Dynamo Minsk" (in Russian). HC Dinamo Minsk. 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2009-09-29.
- "Landry and Denisov arriving at Valasco!" (in Italian). HC Ambrì-Piotta. 2010-09-29. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
- Vladimir Denisov's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Vladimir Denisov – player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
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