Kevin Lalande

Kevin Lalande (born February 19, 1987) is a Canadian-Belarusian former professional ice hockey goaltender who most notably played in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for HC Dinamo Minsk.

Kevin Lalande
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Born (1987-02-19) February 19, 1987 (age 35)
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Quad City Flames
Syracuse Crunch
Vityaz Chekhov
HC Dinamo Minsk
CSKA Moscow
National team  Belarus
NHL Draft 128th overall, 2005
Calgary Flames
Playing career 2007–2017

Playing careerEdit

Lalande played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League for the Belleville Bulls and was drafted 128th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the organization in 2007, splitting his time with the Flames' American Hockey League affiliate the Quad City Flames and their ECHL affiliate the Las Vegas Wranglers. He was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 4, 2009 and was assigned to their AHL affiliate the Syracuse Crunch.[1] In 2010, Lalande signed with Vityaz Chekhov of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Lalande was the winning goaltender in the Mirabito Outdoor Classic, the American Hockey League's first outdoor game. He made 36 saves on 37 shots en route to a 2-1 Syracuse Crunch victory.[2]

In 2011, Lalande decided to continue his career with HC Dinamo Minsk, also a member of Kontinental Hockey League. On February 16, 2013 Lalande accepted Belarusian citizenship.[3]

Having suffered four concussions in the last 5 years of his 10-year professional career, Lalande ended his professional career at the age of 30 with Dinamo Minsk following the 2016–17 season.[4]

International playEdit

In July 2014 after a successful debut as the starting goaltender of Belarus at the 2014 IIHF World Championships, Lalande signed a one-year contract with his third KHL club, HC CSKA Moscow.[5]

Lalande returned as a goaltender for Belarus at the 2015 IIHF World Championships where Belarus lost in the Quarter-final.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets acquire Kevin Lalande". oursportscentral.com. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  2. ^ "Crunch defeat Binghamton outdoors before 21,000 fans". uticaod.com. 2010-02-20. Archived from the original on 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  3. ^ "Kevin Lalande accepts Belarusian citizenship". news.belta.by. 2013-02-16. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  4. ^ "Lalande, 30, announces retirement". tribuna.com. 2018-02-12. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  5. ^ "Kevin Lalande agree to CKSA move" (in Russian). sportbox.ru. 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2014-07-08.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kevin Lalande at Wikimedia Commons