|Assets:||Has great size for the goaltending position (6-3, 210), so he covers a ton of net naturally. Can make spectacular saves look routine. His legs are strong, so his push from side to side is excellent.|
|Flaws:||Needs to do a better job of battling through traffic to see the puck, and he generally needs to become more accustomed to the North American game, in order to maximize his NHL potential.|
|Career Potential:||Talented goaltender with big upside.|
|3/02/2015||Assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|3/02/2015||Recalled from the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|2/26/2015||Recalled from the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|2/25/2015||Assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|2/01/2015||Recalled from the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|1/01/2015||Assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|12/30/2014||Recalled from the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|12/24/2014||Assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|12/16/2014||Recalled from the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|9/27/2014||Assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|5/06/2014||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/22/2012||Drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round (19th overall) in 2012.|
| 10/05/2015 12:49 PM
NewsVasilevskiy (vascular surgery for blood clot) worked out on the ice with goalie coach Frantz Jean, who fired shots from close range, reports Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. He is returning from surgery performed a month ago.
| 09/14/2015 12:41 PM
NewsVasilevskiy (blood clot) was able to get in some light skating Monday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
| 09/05/2015 9:56 PM
NewsVasilevskiy (blood clot surgery) should be able to resume the same level of elite performance that he showed prior to surgery, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "I'd say 90-95 percent of people get back to a high level of athlete," said Dr. Karl Illig, who performed the goalie's surgery.
| 09/04/2015 11:49 AM
NewsVasilevskiy had surgery Thursday to remove a blood clot from near his left collarbone and treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrom, and should be able to return to the ice in 2-3 months.
Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy was alright in the, 2-1, loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday. | 06/10/2015 11:01 PM
NewsLightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy was alright in the, 2-1, loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday.
ImpactVasilevskiy only allowed two goals, but he faced just 19 shots because of some great defense in front of him. He let up some juicy rebounds early, but settled in and was ok. It will be interesting to see if Ben Bishop can go in Game 5. The series is tied, 2-2.
Backup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is going to start Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. | 06/10/2015 7:59 PM
NewsBackup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is going to start Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
ImpactThis is big surprise. There was no indication after Game 3 on Monday that starter Ben Bishop might not be able to suit up for Game 4. This is a heck of a time for Vasilevskiy to make his first career postseason start. He hasn't started since March 31, but he has played in three games this postseason.
Backup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy won his first Stanley Cup playoff game on in Game 2 of the Finals against the Blackhawks on Saturday. | 06/06/2015 10:03 PM
NewsBackup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy won his first Stanley Cup playoff game on in Game 2 of the Finals against the Blackhawks on Saturday.
ImpactVasilevskiy came in relief for Ben Bishop, who left the game in the middle of the third period. Bishop left twice in the third, and the first time, he returned during the next whistle break, but after he left the second time, Bishop did not return. Vasilevskiy came into a, 3-3, tie and made five saves for the victory. Stay tuned for updates on Bishop, but for now, Vasilevskiy is the man in Tampa Bay.
Backup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 28 shots he faced versus the Sabres on Tuesday. | 03/03/2015 11:19 PM
NewsBackup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 28 shots he faced versus the Sabres on Tuesday.
ImpactIt was Vasilevskiy's first shutout of the season. He is now 5-3-1 but doesn't get enough starts to be fantasy relevant besides occasionally in daily leagues.
The Lightning should bring up AHL goalie Andre Vasilevskiy to take the place of just-waived Evgeni Nabokov. | 02/01/2015 12:48 PM
NewsThe Lightning should bring up AHL goalie Andre Vasilevskiy to take the place of just-waived Evgeni Nabokov.
ImpactThe 20-year-old Vasilevskiy is 3-1 with a 1.76 GAA and .937 save percentage and a top prospect. He could be worth a flier.
Lightning goalie Andre Vasilevskiy took the loss Saturday against the Islanders. | 12/20/2014 9:32 PM
NewsLightning goalie Andre Vasilevskiy took the loss Saturday against the Islanders.
ImpactAfter earning his first victory on Tuesday, he was unable to follow it up with another. Vasilevskiy stopped 45-of-47 shots, and will be the backup in Tampa with Ben Bishop sidelined.
Andrei Vasilevskiy earns high praise at WHC | 05/20/2014 5:45 PM
NewsAndrei Vasilevskiy has stopped 66 of the 67 shots he has faced in two appearances at the 2014 World Hockey Championship.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHe has mostly served as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup at the tournament, but he has received plenty of praise for his play. "Tretiak also broke into the national championship and the national team when he was very young," former Soviet Hockey League goaltender Alexander Pashkov told the IIHF's website. "Like him, Vasilevskiy has great natural ability and last season he was the strongest goalie in the KHL. You could also see this in the last two World Junior Championships. I'm sure he can become a world class player." Comparing him to Vladislav Tretiak is certainly high praise, but he may have to wait a few seasons before he can make his mark in the NHL.
Lightning won't rush Andrei Vasilevskii | 05/07/2014 8:11 AM
NewsTampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman said the Lightning won't rush Andrei Vasilevskii.
Impact"We will be conservative and cautious in our approach with him," Yzerman said after the Bolts signed him to an entry-level deal on Tuesday. "Let's not get ahead of ourselves, just let them come in and play. We think we have a really good goaltending prospect here and goalies, more so than any other position, are less predictable. So let's wait and see how he does in training camp and figure out where we go from there. We think he's a great prospect ... he's excelled at every level, and his next step is to come over here." The Bolts can afford to take their time grooming Vasilevskii because of Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop. Tampa Bay has Kristers Gudlevskis and Adam Wilcox in the pipeline as well. Vasilevskii is expected to begin his career in North America in the AHL with Syracuse.
Andrei Vasilevski inks an entry-level deal | 05/06/2014 6:06 PM
NewsAndrei Vasilevski has agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
ImpactVasilevski had a 2.24 GAA and .928 save percentage in 14 KHL playoff games after posting a 14-8-5 record, 2.21 GAA, and .923 save percentage in 24 regular season contests. He's one of the world's better goaltending prospects and was taken with the 19th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Report: Andrei Vasilevski bound for Bolts | 05/01/2014 6:11 PM
NewsAndrei Vasilevski has reportedly decided to leave the KHL's Ufa Salavat for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Igor Eronko on Twitter
ImpactVasilevski had a 14-8-5 record to go with a 2.21 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage in the KHL this year. He also posted a 2.24 GAA and a .928 save percentage in 14 playoff games. Look for the Lightning to get him signed to an entry-level deal shortly.
Yzerman wants to sign Andrei Vasilevski | 04/28/2014 11:02 AM
NewsTampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman wants to sign prospect Andrei Vasilevski this week and bring him to North America.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHis KHL contract with Ufa expires on Wednesday and Yzerman wants to bring him into the fold. The Lightning may have to do some convincing though, as Vasilevski's KHL team will try to keep him in Russia.
Lightning excited by G Andrey Vasilevski | 07/10/2013 11:26 AM
NewsThe Lightning are excited by what goalie prospect Andrey Vasilevski brings to the table.
The Tampa Tribune
ImpactThey're getting a glimpse of it now at development camp. Vasilevski was taken with the 19th pick in the 2012 draft and is considered by many as the top goalie prospect not in the NHL. He has a year left on his KHL deal and it could be awhile yet before he makes his mark in the NHL. "When you look at the combination of the size that he has with the agility and quickness that he has, and with the mental makeup he has, I think it just gets you pretty excited,'' Lightning director of amateur scouting Al Murray said.
Lightning want G Vasilevski to play in N.A. | 05/08/2013 10:22 AM
NewsTampa Bay Lightning director of scouting Al Murray is hoping that prospect goalie Andrei Vasilevski plays in North America next season.
ImpactHe has one year left on his contract with Ufa of the KHL but his deal has a buy-out clause, according to Murray. If he doesn't play overseas then he could skate for Mississauga in the OHL, since they own his junior rights, or with Syracuse in the AHL. Vasilevski was the 19th overall pick in the 2012 draft.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|Rus Jr.||Total||Rus Jr.||68||40||16||-||11||3820||9||129||1882||2.03||.931||-||-||-|
|Rus Jr.||Total||Rus Jr.||7||1||6||-||-||398||0||17||222||2.56281||0.923423||-||-||-|
|Shots Against||47||at NYI||Dec 20|
|Saves||45||at NYI||Dec 20|
|Games Played In||16||2014-15 (TB)|
|Goal Against Average||2.36*||2014-15 (TB)|
|Save percentage||.918*||2014-15 (TB)|
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