Rinat Valiev

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Rinat Valiev
Born (1995-05-11) May 11, 1995 (age 21)
Nizhnekamsk, RUS
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Marlies (AHL)
NHL Draft 68th overall, 2014
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2015–present

Rinat Valiev (born May 11, 1995) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL). Valiev was selected in the 3rd round (68th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Maple Leafs.

Playing career[edit]

Valiev was selected in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 2012 KHL Junior Draft by Ak Bars Kazan.[1] After parts of two seasons with junior affiliate, Bars Kazan, he relocated to North America and played the 2012–13 season with the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League.[2]

After his draft selection to the Maple Leafs, Valiev was promptly signed to a three-year entry-level contract on July 10, 2014.[3] Following his second season within the Kootenay Ice organization of the Western Hockey League, Valiev made his professional debut at the conclusion of the 2014–15 season, playing in 2 games with the Maple Leafs AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

During the 2015–16 season, behind the back of enjoying a solid season in his return to the Marlies, Valiev received his first NHL recall on March 11, 2016.[4] He made his NHL debut with the Maple Leafs in a 4-0 defeat to the Ottawa Senators on March 12, 2016.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Bars Kazan MHL 15 1 1 2 10 1 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Bars Kazan MHL 6 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Indiana Ice USHL 36 6 7 13 43
2013–14 Kootenay Ice WHL 55 5 23 28 68 13 1 8 9 16
2014–15 Kootenay Ice WHL 52 9 37 46 53 7 3 2 5 0
2014–15 Toronto Marlies AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Toronto Marlies AHL 60 4 19 23 30 12 0 0 0 4
2015–16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 10 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 10 0 0 0 0
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2015 Canada

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Russia IH18 5th 4 2 1 3 0
2015 Russia WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 0 3 3 6
Junior totals 11 2 4 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SKA Picks Alexandrov as No. 1 in KHL Draft". RIA Novosti. 2012-08-09. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Rinat Valiev - The Next Ones: 2013 NHL Draft Prospect Profile". thehockeywriters.com. 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Defenseman Rinat Valiev signed to entry-level contract". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2014-07-10. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  4. ^ "Valiev the ninth Maple Leaf to make NHL debut this season". CTV News. 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Maple Leafs get clocked by Senators". Toronto Sun. 2016-03-12. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 

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