17. Semyon Varmalov

Semyon Varmalov played eight years for the Colorado Avalanche, and while they did not have a lot of trips to the post-season while he was there, the Russian Goalie certainly was not the issue. 

Varmalov was a workhorse who played 389 Games for Colorado and won 183 of them.  His best season was in 2013-14, where he led the National Hockey League in Wins, Saves, Goalie Point Shares, and Points Shares and finished second in Vezina Trophy voting to Tuukka Rask of Boston.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Goalie
  • Acquired: Traded from the Washington Capitals for Colorado’s 2012 1st Round Pick (which would be Filip Forsberg) and the previously acquired 2012 2nd Round Pick from the Boston Bruins (which would be later traded to the Dallas Stars and would be Mike Winther) 7/1/11.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Islanders 7/1/19.
  • Games Played: 389
  • Notable Statistics: 378 Wins
    183 Losses
    38 Ties
    21 Shutouts
    2.72 GAA
    .915 Save Percentage
    73.5 Goalie Point Shares
    3-4 Record, 2.49 GAA in 7 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Star (2014)
    Most Wins (2013-14)
    Most Shots Against (2013-14)
    Most Saves (2013-14)
    Most Goalie Point Shares (2013-14)
    Most Point Shares (2013-14)

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