Voynov during the Stanley Cup Finals in 2012.
January 15, 1990 |
Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||32nd overall, 2008
Los Angeles Kings
Vyacheslav Leonidovich Voynov (Russian: Вячесла́в Леони́дович Во́йнов; born January 15, 1990) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is better known by his nickname Slava, personally, as well as professionally. He is currently indefinitely suspended from playing for his team, the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Voynov began his career with Traktor Chelyabinsk, playing his rookie Russian Superleague season in 2006–07. After a second campaign with Traktor, he was selected 32nd overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The Kings, in their efforts to translate his cyrillic spelled name into the latin alphabet, have spelled his first name Viatcheslav. In the same off-season, he was drafted fifth overall by the Moncton Wildcats, a junior club, in the 2008 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft. However, because of his two seasons of professional experience in Russia, Voynov was eligible to forego the junior process in North America, and was assigned to the Kings' minor league affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. He recorded 8 goals and 23 points in his AHL rookie season. The following campaign, he improved to 29 points in 79 games. In 2011, he was selected to represent the Eastern Conference at the 2011 AHL All-Star Game.
His first and second NHL goals were scored on October 27, 2011 against Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars. On June 11, 2012, Voynov won the Stanley Cup with the Kings in his first NHL season. Voynov had an impressive rookie season with the Kings, but with the 2012–2013 NHL season delayed because of the lockout, he was reassigned to Manchester to start the year. In the 2012–2013 playoffs Voynov set a new Kings record for number of goals scored by a defender during playoffs, scoring a fifth playoff goal during the third game of the semifinals. 
On June 18, 2013, Voynov announced that he and the LA Kings agreed on a six year, $25 million contract extension, worth 4.16 million a year. 
Voynov married Marta Varlamova, age 27, single mother, in August 2014.
Arrest and suspension
On October 20, 2014, Voynov was suspended indefinitely pending an investigation by the NHL after being arrested on domestic violence charges. On November 20, 2014, the Los Angeles County prosecutor announced that Voynov would be charged with "one felony count of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury."
Awards and honours
- 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships All-Star Team
- AHL Second All-Star Team (2010–11)
- 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup winner
Regular season and playoffs
|2011–12||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||54||8||12||20||12||20||1||2||3||4|
|2012–13||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||48||6||19||25||14||18||6||7||13||0|
|2013–14||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||82||4||30||34||44||26||2||7||9||16|
- "Voynov, Kings agree on six-year extension". CBS Sports. 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- Halford, Mike (October 20, 2014). "Kings’ Voynov arrested for domestic assault, suspended indefinitely". NBC Sports.
- Dillman, Lisa (November 20, 2014). "Kings' Slava Voynov to face felony abuse charge". NBC Sports.
- 2010–11 First and Second All-Stars named
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