Semyon Varlamov
    Semyon Varlamov
    #1 | Semyon Varlamov
    Healthy
    Goaltender | Colorado Avalanche
    Stick Hand Left
    Date of Birth 4/27/1988
    Height, Weight 6'2", 209 lbs
    From Samara, URS
    Drafted 2006 - Rd 1 (23rd Overall) by WSH
    Salary $5,750,000
    2017-18 Season Career
    W-L-OTL
    3-2-0
    --
    GAA
    2.21
    9th
    SV%
    .931
    9th
    BIOGRAPHY  
    Stick Hand Left
    Date of Birth 4/27/1988
    Height, Weight 6'2", 209 lbs
    From Samara, URS
    Drafted 2006 - Rd 1 (23rd Overall) by WSH
    Salary $5,750,000
    RotowireOct 17, 8:44p ET

    News

    Varlamov allowed four goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss at Nashville.

    Impact

    Varlamov has been able to bail his team out a few times this season, but this ugly performance in front of him was too much to overcome. Nashville held a 34-21 edge in shots on goal and never really looked in trouble despite falling behind 1-0 early in the second period. While Varlamov has been in excellent form this season, it's hard to imagine him winning consistently if Colorado continues to give up an average of 32 shots per game like it has in his first five starts.

    RotowireOct 17, 10:16a ET

    News

    Varlamov will be the starting goalie for Tuesday night's road showdown against the Predators, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

    Impact

    After a poor 2016-17 season that saw him post an .898 save percentage and saw him miss much of the year to a groin injury, Varlamov has experienced a renaissance to start the current campaign, posting a .944 save percentage and 1.76 GAA to go with his three victories. That said, the Predators are always a tough team to play in their home arena and they have already potted 10 goals in two games there so far, making Tuesday's matchup a potentially difficult one for the Russian netminder.

    StatsLLCOct 14, 10:26p ET

    News

    Varlamov suffered his first loss of the season with 33 saves in Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Dallas.

    Impact

    Varlamov is off to a very strong start with a 3-1-0 record and a .944 save percentage in four games.

    RotowireOct 14, 8:56p ET

    News

    Varlamov made 33 saves in a 3-1 loss to Dallas. He allowed two goals.

    Impact

    Varlamov has had a fabulous start to the season and allowed just seven goals in four games. He has a 3-1 record and strong ratios, although it's really only a matter of time before Colorado comes back to earth. Take advantage of his impressive start now before it's too late.

    RotowireOct 12, 12:44p ET

    News

    Varlamov is expected to get the starting nod against Dallas on Saturday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

    Impact

    The decision to use Varlamov in the second half of the Avalanche's back-to-back probably boils down to allowing backup Jonathan Bernier to play against his former club. The 29-year-old Varlamov is undefeated to begin the 2017-18 campaign -- including a shutout performance versus Boston -- and could push for 60 games if he continues to excel between the pipes.