Vladislav Namestnikov

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Vlad Namestnikov
Born (1992-11-22) November 22, 1992 (age 21)
Voskresensk, Russia[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Tampa Bay Lightning
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2011
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2009–present

Vladislav Namestnikov (born November 22, 1992) is a Russian ice hockey player who plays for the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League. He was selected 27th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Background[edit]

His father, Evgeny Namestnikov,[2] was a player for the Vancouver Canucks and also played for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod; his mother is Vyacheslav Kozlov's sister.[3] His uncle Ivan Novoseltsev is also a hockey player. The family emigrated to the United States in 1993 when Vladislav was eight months old, initially arriving in Salt Lake City.[1] When he was eight, he returned to Voskresensk to hone his skills[2] eventually playing in the Russian Major League with Khimik Voskresensk at age 16.[2][4] He was picked by the London Knights 20th in the 2010 Ontario Hockey League entry draft,[5] and was also selected 11th overall in the Kontinental Hockey League draft by Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, but has said "I'm not going back there to play."[3]

Playing career[edit]

Namestnikov made his NHL debut on February 8, 2014, skating 11:55 for the Tampa Bay Lighting in their 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.[6]

Personal[edit]

Namestinkov is nephew to former Detroit Red Wings Left winger Vyacheslav Kozlov who was the line mate of former Detroit Red Wing and current Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Khimik Voskresensk VHL 33 12 9 21 18 2 1 0 1 2
2010–11 London Knights OHL 68 30 39 69 49 6 1 4 5 6
2011–12 London Knights OHL 63 22 49 71 50 19 4 14 18 20
2012–13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 44 7 14 21 32 18 2 5 7 10
2013–14 Syracuse Crunch AHL 56 19 29 48 40
2013–14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 4 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 4 0 0 0 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Russia U17 7th 5 8 2 10 18
2010 Russia WJC 4th 7 5 2 7 4
Junior totals 12 13 4 17 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dalla Costa, Morris (2010-10-26). "Knights rookie quiet but deadly". lfpress.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Morreale, Mike G. (2011-02-07). "Namestnikov blends Russian, North American styles". nhl.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Pyette, Ryan (June 9, 2011). "Namestnikov rides first-round bubble". lfpress.com. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ Pyette, Ryan (2010-08-25). "The Russians are (almost) coming". lfpress.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Pyette, Ryan (2010-07-02). "Grabbing Russians gamble by Hunter". lfpress.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lightning double up Red Wings". National Hockey League. 2014-02-08. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brett Connolly
Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft pick
2011
Succeeded by
Slater Koekkoek