Vladimir Tsyplakov

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Vladimir Tsyplakov
Vladimir Tsyplakov - Los Angeles Kings.jpg
Tsyplakov stretching before a Los Angeles Kings game
Born (1969-04-18) April 18, 1969 (age 48)
Inta, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Los Angeles Kings
Buffalo Sabres
National team  Belarus
NHL Draft 59th overall, 1995
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1988–2005

Vladimir Viktorovich Tsyplakov (Belarusian: Уладзiмiр Вiктаравiч Цыплакоў; born April 18, 1969) is a Belarusian professional ice hockey player winger. He was drafted in the third round, 59th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

Tsyplakov is currently an assistant coach with the Belarus men's national ice hockey team.[1]

Playing career[edit]

He played six seasons in the Soviet Union with Torpedo Yaroslavl and HC Dynamo Minsk.

He played three seasons in the United States in the International Hockey League.

He made his National Hockey League debut with the Kings during the 1995–96 season and was a fixture on their roster until being traded to the Buffalo Sabres during the 1999–2000 season. After a season and a half with Buffalo, he returned to the Russian Superleague to play with AK Bars Kazan. Most recently, Tsyplakov played for HC CSKA Moscow during the 2004–05 season.

In his NHL career, Tsyplakov played in 331 games, recording 69 goals and 101 assists.

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