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Egor Konstantinovich Yakovlev (Russian: Егор Константинович Яковлев; born 17 September 1991) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing under contract with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He has formerly played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the New Jersey Devils.

Egor Yakovlev
Egor Yakovlev May 4th, 2014.jpg
Born (1991-09-17) 17 September 1991 (age 28)
Magnitogorsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Ak Bars Kazan
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
SKA Saint Petersburg
New Jersey Devils
National team  Russia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Internationally, Yakovlev was part of the Russian team on numerous occasions, winning the 2014 IIHF World Championships,[1] as well as the Russian team at the 2018 Winter Olympics where he won a gold medal.

Playing careerEdit

Yakovlev made his Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) debut playing with Ak Bars Kazan during the 2010–11 KHL season.[2] On 20 October 2011, Yakovlev signed a three-year deal with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. He was the first player signed by the club after the plane crash that killed the majority of its roster six weeks earlier.[3][4] On 7 June 2015, he signed a three-year contract with SKA Saint Petersburg.[1]

On 21 May 2018, Yakovlev signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).[5] Yakovlev began the 2018–19 season with the Devils American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Devils.[6] He made his NHL debut on 11 November against the Winnipeg Jets[6] and scored his first career NHL goal on 3 December in a 5–1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.[7] Yakovlev split the season between New Jersey and Binghamton, finishing with 2 goals and 7 points in 25 games in the NHL.

As an impending free agent, Yakovlev left the Devils in order to return to continue his career in the KHL, signing a two-year contract with hometown club, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, on 15 May 2019.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Bars Kazan MHL 54 4 19 23 72 9 4 0 4 10
2010–11 Bars Kazan MHL 37 7 25 32 32
2010–11 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Neftyanik Almetievsk VHL 8 2 2 4 6 17 1 2 3 16
2011–12 Bars Kazan MHL 4 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Neftyanik Almetievsk VHL 15 2 3 5 8
2011–12 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl VHL 21 1 5 6 20 8 4 0 4 6
2011–12 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 2 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 49 2 5 7 34 6 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl-2 VHL 2 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 2 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 48 3 3 6 34 18 2 2 4 4
2014–15 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 53 7 8 15 20 6 0 1 1 0
2015–16 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 59 3 7 10 57 15 0 1 1 20
2016–17 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 56 6 15 21 51 15 0 3 3 6
2017–18 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 35 5 4 9 14 7 0 1 1 4
2018–19 Binghamton Devils AHL 19 0 16 16 6
2018–19 New Jersey Devils NHL 25 2 5 7 6
KHL totals 301 26 42 68 210 67 2 8 10 34
NHL totals 25 2 5 7 6
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
Olympic Games
  2018 Pyeongchang
Representing   Russia
World Championships
  2014 Minsk
  2015 Czech Republic

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Russia WC   10 1 2 3 6
2015 Russia WC   10 0 0 0 6
2018 OAR OG   5 0 1 1 0
2018 Russia WC 6th 8 0 1 1 0
Senior totals 33 1 4 5 12

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
KHL
Gagarin Cup 2017 [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Егор Яковлев – в СКА!". ska.ru (in Russian). 7 June 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Yegor Yakovlev player profile". Kontinental Hockey League. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Egor Yakovlev for revived team" (in Russian). hclokomotiv.ru. 20 October 2011. Archived from the original on 24 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Egor Yakovlev, thoughts on Lokomotiv" (in Russian). VHL.ru. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Devils sign D Egor Yakovlev to entry-level deal". NHL.com. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b Stein, Amanda (11 November 2018). "Yakovlev makes NHL debut tonight in Winnipeg". NHL.com. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  7. ^ Stein, Amanda (3 December 2018). "Devils defeated by Tampa Bay". NHL.com. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Egor Yakovlev joins Metallurg" (in Russian). Metallurg Magnitogorsk. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Metallurg Magnitogorsk 3 SKA St. Petersburg 5". Kontinental Hockey League. 16 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.

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