Vitali Mikhailovich Yeremeyev (Russian: Вита́лий Миха́йлович Ереме́ев; born September 23, 1975) is a Kazakhstani former professional ice hockey goaltender who last played with Barys Astana in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He made 4 appearances in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the New York Rangers.
September 23, 1975|
Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||167 lb (76 kg; 11 st 13 lb)|
New York Rangers
209th overall, 1994|
New York Rangers
Yeremeyev was drafted the 9th round (209th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers after his third season with Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk in which he won the Kazakhstan Hockey Championship's award for best goalie. He then played three seasons with CSKA Moscow, posting an incredible 1.66 GAA in 25 games during 1995-96. He bounced around the leagued a bit for the next few seasons, playing with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and CSKA Moscow before landing with Dynamo Moscow.
In 2000, he powered the club to a league title, posting a 1.24 GAA in 26 games during the regular season, and a stunning 1.27 GAA during the playoffs. The next year, he got a shot at the National Hockey League with the Rangers, but was unable to replicate his performance and returned to Russia with Dynamo Moscow.
In 2004-05, he won the Russian Superleague title again with Moscow, as well as the league’s award for best goalie. Impressively, he managed to post an even better GAA in this season’s playoff effort, starting 10 games and averaging just .90 goals against per game. He played another five years with Dynamo Moscow, until he was traded to Barys Astana in 2010.
|2011 Astana-Almaty||Ice hockey|
Yeremeyev has competed for Kazakhstan more times than any other goalie in the country's history by far. In the 1994 World Championships, he was Evgeni Nabokov's teammate for the three years with Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk as well as the lone international competition that Nabokov represented Kazakhstan. He has competed at two Olympics as well as 10 World Championships.
|2000–01||New York Rangers||NHL||4||0||4||0||—||212||16||0||4.52||.884|
|2000–01||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||36||16||15||3||—||1977||98||2||2.97||.903|