Ivan Vishnevskiy (ice hockey)

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Ivan Vishnevskiy
Born (1988-02-18) February 18, 1988 (age 30)
Barnaul, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Traktor Chelyabinsk
Dallas Stars
Atlant Mytishchi
Chicago Blackhawks
Atlanta Thrashers
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2006
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2005–present

Ivan Sergeevich Vishnevskiy (born February 18, 1988) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Vishnevskiy previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Dallas Stars, the organization that drafted him in the first round, 27th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He has also been a member of both the Atlanta Thrashers and Chicago Blackhawks organizations, though he failed to make an NHL-level appearance with either.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Vishnevskiy was selected 27th overall in the first round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars, selected out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)'s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. He was originally the Huskies' second pick in the 2005 CHL Import Draft, later being selected for the 2006 Top Prospects game. On July 18, 2007, Vishnevskiy was signed by the Dallas Stars to a three-year, entry level contract.[1]

Professional[edit]

After playing an additional season of major junior with the Huskies, Vishnevskiy made his professional debut in the 2008–09 season with the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League (AHL). With the Stars already mathematically eliminated from qualification to the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, Vishnevskiy was recalled from loan with the Rivermen and made his NHL debut with the Stars against the Minnesota Wild on April 7, 2009.[2] Two days later, he posted his first career NHL point, an assist, in a victory against the Colorado Avalanche.[3] He played in three games with the Stars before he was reassigned to join the Rivermen for the team's run in the 2009 Calder Cup playoffs.

Vishnevskiy was assigned to the Stars' new AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars, to begin the 2009–10 season. He appeared in two games with Dallas, later gaining infamous League-wide attention when he mistakingly lost control of the puck to score into his own net with the goaltender pulled against the San Jose Sharks on December 21, 2009.[4][5] After being reassigned to the AHL, he was leading all Texas defencemen with eight goals when on February 9, 2010, he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers, along with a fourth-round draft pick (Ivan Telegin) in 2010, in exchange for goaltender Kari Lehtonen.[6] Vishnevskiy was then subsequently assigned to the Thrashers' AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, for the remainder of the season.

In the 2010–11 off-season, Vishnevskiy's tenure with Atlanta was short-lived when he was traded, along with a second-round draft pick in 2011, to the newly crowned Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, in exchange for Andrew Ladd on July 1, 2010.[7]

Assigned to the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, for the entirety of the 2010–11 season, Vishnevskiy then signed a one-year contract with Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL on May 17, 2011.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 54 13 35 48 57 5 2 1 3 2
2006–07 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 60 14 37 51 90 16 5 8 13 8
2007–08 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 45 17 28 45 50 17 0 6 6 16
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 67 6 13 19 28 5 0 2 2 2
2008–09 Dallas Stars NHL 3 0 2 2 2
2009–10 Texas Stars AHL 51 8 16 24 51
2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 28 2 10 12 10 14 0 6 6 4
2010–11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 46 5 10 15 26
2011–12 Atlant Moscow Oblast KHL 54 3 9 12 26 12 0 2 2 4
2012–13 Atlant Moscow Oblast KHL 51 4 9 13 14 5 1 0 1 4
2013–14 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 42 4 3 7 14 18 3 2 5 6
2014–15 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 47 9 8 17 10 5 2 1 3 0
2015–16 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 56 4 10 14 24 19 3 3 6 6
2016–17 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 28 2 6 8 18 1 0 0 0 0
KHL totals 278 26 45 71 106 60 9 8 17 20
NHL totals 5 0 2 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stars sign Ivan Vishnevskiy". Dallas Stars. 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Gaborik sparks Wild to 3-1 win over Stars". Yahoo! Sports. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Stars overcome Avalanche in Shootout". CBS Sports. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Stars send Ivan Vishnevskiy back to AHL two days after his own goal against San Jose". National Hockey League. 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Dallas Stars' Ivan Vishnevskiy's own goal against San Jose". freetechie.com. 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  6. ^ "Stars trade for Kari Lehtonen". Dallas Stars. 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  7. ^ The Canadian Press (2010-07-01). "Blackhawks continue to trade away players as Andrew Ladd sent to Thrashers". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  8. ^ "Vishnevskiy in Atlant" (in Russian). Atlant Mytishchi. 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Matt Niskanen
Dallas Stars first round draft pick
2006
Succeeded by
Scott Glennie