With their second pick of the first round, the Lightning brain-trust followed their surprise pick of Slater Koekkoek with another (somewhat) surprising–given the recent signing of Riku Helenius and trade for Anders Lindback–selection:

G Andrei Vasilevski

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Height, Weight

6’3″, 205

Born

7/25/1994 in Tyumen

Drafted

19th Overall in 2012 by

Statistics

Player statistics powered by www.eliteprospects.com

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2009-2010 Salavat Yulaev Ufa U16Russia U1626 - -|      
  Salavat Yulaev Ufa U16Russia U16 Finals5 - -|      
  Tolpar UfaMHL0 - -|      
  Russia U16 (all)International-Jr3 - -|      
  Russia U18WJC-185 2.65 .897|      
 2010-2011 Salavat Yulaev Ufa U17Russia U1716 - -|      
  Salavat Yulaev Ufa U17Russia U17 Finals5 - -|      
  Tolpar UfaMHL14 1.81 .937|      
  Russia U17EYOF2 2.00 .889|      
  Russia U18WJC-186 2.62 .936|      
 2011-2012 Tolpar UfaMHL27 2.23 .931|Playoffs2 2.50 .943
  Russia U18WJC-185 2.20 .922|      
  Russia U18Hlinka Memorial4 3.14 .906|      
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19|WJAC-193 3.29 .926|      
  Russia U20WJC-205 2.01 .953|      
 2012-2013 Salavat Yulaev UfaKHL8 2.22 .924|Playoffs0 - -
  Tolpar UfaMHL27 1.93 .930|Playoffs3 2.85 .897
  Russia U20WJC-204 1.81 .950|      
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series3 3.01 .904|      
  Russia U20CAN-RUS Challenge2 3.42 -|      
 2013-2014 Salavat Yulaev UfaKHL28 2.21 .923|Playoffs18 1.99 .934
  Russia U20WJC-206 1.83 .933|      
  RussiaEHT1 0.00 1.000|      
  RussiaWC2 0.50 .985|      
  Russia (all)International5 1.33 .969|      
 2014-2015 Tampa Bay LightningNHL16 2.36 .918|Playoffs4 3.19 .895
  Syracuse CrunchAHL25 2.45 .917|      
 2015-2016 Tampa Bay LightningNHL24 2.76 .910|Playoffs8 2.76 .925
  Syracuse CrunchAHL12 1.94 .935|      
 2016-2017 Tampa Bay LightningNHL50 2.61 .917|      
  RussiaWCup0 - -|      
  RussiaEHT2 - -|      
  RussiaWC9 1.72 .936|      
 2017-2018 Tampa Bay LightningNHL- - -|      

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With Greg Hall, Dan Kowalski and Joe Zammataro still here, here’s our thoughts:

Mike “Tampa is officially deep at goalie. Hard not to like getting the consensus best G in the draft, even if this means nothing for the organization’s immediate future.”
Dan “If it works out, fantastic.”
Greg “I like this pick. Solid.”
Joe “Well, we sure have a shit-load of goalies now. You’d think somebody’s gotta pan out.”

Again, a recap and further analysis of the Lightning’s activity in the first round will be coming tomorrow.

Written by Michael Gallimore

Michael was born, raised and still lives in the Tampa area. His coverage of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL and hockey in general appears at Bolt Statistics (which he founded) and Bolt Prospects (as a staff writer). His analysis and opinions have also been featured at Raw Charge and as part of a “Blogger Roundtable” on the Lightning’s official site.

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