|Assets:||Has great size for the goaltending position (6-3, 204), 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.|
|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.|
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.
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