Vladislav Gavrikov

Vladislav Andreyevich Gavrikov (Russian: Владислав Андреевич Гавриков; born 21 November 1995) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 159th overall by the Blue Jackets in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Vladislav Gavrikov
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Gavrikov in 2017
Born (1995-11-21) 21 November 1995 (age 24)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
SKA Saint Petersburg
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 159th overall, 2015
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2014–present

Playing careerEdit

Gavrikov made his Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) debut with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl during the 2014–15 season.[1]

With his development steadily progressing during his four senior years with Lokomotiv, his KHL rights were traded to powerhouse club SKA Saint Petersburg following the 2016–17 season.[2] With the Columbus Blue Jackets hopeful of signing the Russian, he was earlier offered a contract and invited by the Blue Jackets to a tour of Columbus, Ohio.[3] Despite his arrival on June 27, 2017, Gavrikov told the Blue Jackets that he had agreed to a two-year contract to remain in Russia with SKA.[4]

In the 2018–19 season, Gavrikov scored a career-high 20 points in 60 games with SKA. Following a second consecutive conference final defeat to CSKA Moscow, Gavrikov was released from his expiring contract to sign a two-year, entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 13, 2019.[5]

Gavrikov scored his first career NHL goal on November 15, 2019.[6] The goal was scored on goaltender Jake Allen and the St. Louis Blues. Gavrikov finished his rookie regular season with 18 points in 69 games. Gavrikov would score his first career NHL playoff goal during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Toronto Maple Leafs.[7] He would finish the playoffs with 3 points in 10 games.

International playEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
Olympic Games
  2018 Pyeongchang
Representing   Russia
World Championships
  2017 Germany/France
  2019 Slovakia
World Junior Championships
  2015 Canada

Gavrikov has represented Russia in international play in the World Under-17 Challenge, World Under-18 Championships, World Junior Championships and World Championships. He was a member of the Olympic Athletes from Russia team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 8 1 1 2 4 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 47 3 3 6 18
2013–14 Loko Yaroslavl KHL 45 3 9 12 28 7 0 2 2 4
2014–15 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 16 1 6 7 16 5 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 16 0 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 0
2014–15 HC Ryazan VHL 11 1 2 3 4
2015–16 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 42 3 4 7 18 5 1 0 1 2
2016–17 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 54 3 4 7 38 15 1 4 5 14
2017–18 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 50 5 9 14 26 15 1 4 5 2
2018–19 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 60 5 15 20 10 18 1 0 1 0
2018–19 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2019–20 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 69 5 13 18 18 10 1 2 3 6
KHL totals 222 16 33 49 96 57 4 8 12 18
NHL totals 69 5 13 18 18 12 1 2 3 6

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Russia U17   5 1 1 2 0
2012 Russia IH18 5th 3 1 0 1 0
2013 Russia WJC18 4th 7 0 0 0 27
2015 Russia WJC   7 0 0 0 0
2017 Russia WC   9 1 1 2 2
2018 OAR OG   6 2 1 3 6
2018 Russia WC 6th 8 0 1 1 2
2019 Russia WC   10 0 0 0 4
Junior totals 22 2 1 3 27
Senior totals 33 3 3 6 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vladislav Gavrikov player profile". Kontinental Hockey League. 3 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Vladislav Gavrikov to SKA" (in Russian). SKA Saint Petersburg. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets offer Gavrikov NHL contract". unionandblue.com. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Young defenseman Gavrikov has surprise move: deal with Russian team". Columbus Dispatch. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Blue Jackets sign Vladislav Gavrikov". Columbus Blue Jackets. 13 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Blue Jackets' Vladislav Gavrikov: Pots first NHL goal". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  7. ^ Press, Associated. "Matthews scores power-play goal in OT, Leafs knot series". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 5 October 2020.

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