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.
Gavrikov in 2017
21 November 1995|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets|
SKA Saint Petersburg
159th overall, 2015|
Columbus Blue Jackets
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. 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. 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.
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.
Gavrikov scored his first career NHL goal on November 15, 2019. 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. He would finish the playoffs with 3 points in 10 games.
Olympic Athletes from Russia
|World Junior Championships|
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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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|
- "Vladislav Gavrikov player profile". Kontinental Hockey League. 3 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- "Vladislav Gavrikov to SKA" (in Russian). SKA Saint Petersburg. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
- "Columbus Blue Jackets offer Gavrikov NHL contract". unionandblue.com. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
- "Young defenseman Gavrikov has surprise move: deal with Russian team". Columbus Dispatch. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
- "Blue Jackets sign Vladislav Gavrikov". Columbus Blue Jackets. 13 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
- "Blue Jackets' Vladislav Gavrikov: Pots first NHL goal". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
- Press, Associated. "Matthews scores power-play goal in OT, Leafs knot series". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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