|Assets:||Can produce good point totals, especially when given the chance to play the point on power plays. Is a very good puck-moving blueliner with some feistiness to his game.|
|Flaws:||Lacks the ideal size of an NHL defenseman (he's only 5-11), so he may not be able to play with consistent physicality at the highest level over time due to his limitations.|
|Career Potential:||Offensive defenseman with upside.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2011-12 (Los Angeles)|
|AHL||Second All-Star Team||2010-11|
|6/18/2013||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a six-year contract extension.|
|1/14/2013||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|2/24/2012||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|2/10/2012||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|1/12/2012||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|1/02/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/16/2011||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|10/29/2011||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|10/16/2011||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|10/05/2011||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|10/06/2010||Placed on the injured/non-roster list (shoulder injury).|
|9/27/2010||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|9/20/2009||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|1/06/2009||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|12/18/2008||Assigned to Russian Junior National Team.|
|10/02/2008||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|8/27/2008||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2nd round (32nd overall) in 2008.|
Slava Voynov picks up 2 points in win | 11/14/2013 9:42 PM
NewsKings defenseman Slava Voynov scored a goal and added an assist for the Kings in a 3-2 victory over the Islanders Thursday.
ImpactFantasy players who selected the young blue liner in drafts have been disappointed by his slow start, but thanks to a three-game streak he has now recorded eight points in 19 contests, which is reasonable. Tyler Toffoli continued his hot streak with a goal in the win while Tanner Pearson also found the back of the net.
Slava Voynov scores lone KIngs goal in win | 10/18/2013 12:52 AM
NewsSlava Voynov was the only goal scorer for the Kings in a 2-1 shootout win over the Predators Thursday.
ImpactThe young, talented blueliner got off to a slow start this season, but has now registered a goal in two straight games, a sign he may be breaking out of his funk.
Kings remain confident in Slava Voynov | 10/17/2013 10:36 AM
NewsKings GM Dean Lombardi has faith Slava Voynov will overcome his early season struggles.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactVoynov's issues have been magnified by the fact that the Kings signed him to a six-year, $25 million contract over the summer. "I think he knows that he can be better and that's the most important thing," Lombardi said. He noted that signing the contract itself is a big adjustment for the 23-year-old defenseman and he will eventually adapt. Voynov should be regarded as a candidate to reach the 30-point mark this season.
Slava Voynov, Kings agree to 6-year contract | 06/18/2013 4:20 PM
NewsThe Los Angeles Kings and Slava Voynov have reached an agreement on a six-year contract.
Lisa Dillman on Twitter
ImpactThe Kings did not release financial terms, but multiple media outlets reported it is worth $25 million. Voynov was scheduled to be a restricted free agent on July 5 but eschewed the open market and an offer from his hometown team in the KHL to re-up long term with the Kings. The $4.17 million annual salary probably didn't hurt, either. Voynov became a rising star this year amid multiple injuries to the Kings' blueline and stands to be a top-20 defenseman in all formats next season.
Report: Slava Voynov close to inking w/ Kings | 06/16/2013 7:14 AM
NewsR-Sport.ru is reporting that Slava Voynov is close to re-signing with the Los Angeles Kings.
ImpactVoynov is slated to become a restricted free agent on July 5 and he reportedly has an offer on the table from Trakor Chelyabinsk of the KHL, his hometown team, but wants to re-sign with the Kings. "Slava is in contract talks with Los Angeles and we should come to an agreement in the very near future," his agent Alexander Tyzhnykh said. The 23-year-old defenseman had six goals and 25 points in 48 regular season games but his offensive game really took off in the playoffs with six goals, including four game winners, and 13 points in 18 games. Grab him as a top-20 defenseman in pools next season.
Report: KHL club targets RFA Slava Voynov | 06/12/2013 5:17 PM
NewsKHL club Traktor Chelyabinsk has sent a contract offer to Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov.
Impact"All the talk about Voynov was absolutely serious," Traktor GM Evgeny Tsybuk said. "We made an offer earlier, but he didn't want to hold talks until the end of the season. We are patiently waiting for his decision. If the deal is sealed, it will be an unreal reality." Voynov will be a restricted free agent in July, so whatever offer he has on the table could be used as leverage in his negotiations with the Kings. The 23-year-old blueliner had 25 points in 48 games during the regular season and he broke out in a big way in the playoffs, where he had 13 points over 18 contests.
Slava Voynov has assist on Saturday | 06/09/2013 7:59 AM
NewsSlava Voynov had an assist on Saturday.
ImpactVoynov was outstanding offensively in the playoffs as the defenseman had six goals and 13 points in 18 games including four game winners. He managed six goals and 25 points in 48 games during the regular season but look for a 45-50 season in 2013-14 if he can remain healthy.
Voynov making his mark on Kings' record books | 06/05/2013 10:06 AM
NewsSlava Voynov set some Kings' franchise records on Tuesday.
ImpactWith five goals, Voynov is now has more goals in a single playoff run than any other Kings defensemen in franchise history. He also holds the Kings' single postseason record for game-winning goals with four. In total, Voynov has five career game-winning goals in the playoffs, which ties him with Wayne Gretzky for second place in the Kings' career leaderboard. Luc Robitaille is the franchise leader in that category with nine career franchise game-winners in the postseason.
Voynov nets GWG, Kings on board in WCF | 06/04/2013 11:57 PM
NewsSlava Voynov scored the game-winning goal in the Kings' 3-1 Game 3 victory over the Blackhawks to pit the Western Conference Finals at 2-1.
ImpactVoynov's impressive postseason continues, as the goal was his fifth of the playoffs for a total of 11 points. The 23-year-old defenseman has been a huge part of the Kings' offense, whenever they've found success, and he'll continue to log heavy minutes as this series progresses. Despite the absence of Mike Richards, other Kings stepped up including Jeff Carter, who added two assists and was a plus-2, and Justin Williams, who opened the scoring with his sixth of the postseason.
D Slava Voynov has been key to Kings' ascent | 06/01/2013 4:45 AM
NewsSlava Voynov, a 23-year-old defenseman from Russia, has scored two more playoff goals this postseason than Anze Kopitar and one more than Dustin Brown.
Los Angeles Daily News
Impact"I like playing offense and to help our forwards score goals and get some points, but it's not my job to score," Voynov said. "It's nice passes, and my teammates help me." Last year, Voynov scored one playoff goal as the Kings won the Stanley Cup. Scoring isn't his job, but it sure seems like it's in his job description. He has seven points, including four assists, and has the best plus-minus ratio on the Kings at plus 7 this posteason. "I feel great because we're still playing," Voynov said. "That's exciting for me. Go to next round. (Keep) winning games." The Kings wouldn't be in the Western Conference finals - which start today in Chicago - without goaltender Jonathan Quick. But you wonder what state the Kings would be in without Voynov bailing out the lackluster offense on so many occasions. Voynov has three game-winners this postseason and four goals, including an overtime goal against the Blues in St. Louis.
Slava Voynov picks up two assists in Game 7 | 05/29/2013 10:49 AM
NewsSlava Voynov assisted on both of the Kings' goals in their 2-1 victory in Game 7 on Tuesday.
ImpactVoynov ended up with three goals and six points in the second round. He's developing into a great offensive defenseman and should push the 40-point milestone in 2013-14.
Kings' defenseman Slava Voynov offensive boon | 05/26/2013 10:23 AM
NewsIn two low-scoring playoff series, Los Angeles defenseman Slava Voynov has established himself as an offensive force.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactThere hasn't been much room for the Kings to shoot in these playoffs, not with Voynov and the Kings facing a couple of teams, the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks, that like to clog the middle. Yet Voynov, 23, has found enough space to score four goals in the postseason, tied for best among NHL defensemen. His offensive output has helped the Kings gain a 3-2 lead over San Jose in a Western Conference semifinal series. "For whatever reason, he finds those corners," Sharks center Joe Thornton said. "And he's very good at it."
Voynov, Richards power LA to 1-0 series lead | 05/15/2013 12:53 AM
NewsSlava Voynov and Mike Richards powered the Kings to a 2-0 Game 1 victory over San Jose on Tuesday night with a goal and an assist each.
ImpactVoynov scored his third goal of the postseason thanks to a great hustle play from Richards, while Richards tipped in his first after a Voynov point shot. They've both been among the Kings' top offensive players in the playoffs, and will be key for the remainder of this series. Jeff Carter was a plus-2 and added an assist in the win.
Slava Voynov nets second GWG of 1st round | 05/09/2013 10:23 AM
NewsSlava Voynov scored the game-winner in overtime on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactVoynov had all of six goals in 48 games during the regular season. He has two goals in five playoff contests in 2013 and they've both been game-winners. The blueliner also has 13 hits and a plus-five rating in the Kings' series against St. Louis.
Slava Voynov scores only goal in Game 3 | 05/05/2013 12:58 AM
NewsSlava Voynov scored the lone goal in the Kings' 1-0 victory Saturday night.
ImpactAlec Martinez and Trevor Lewis each assisted on the goal. Drew Doughty took a double-minor in the third period, but the St. Louis Blues didn't capitalize on the opportunity. Rob Scuderi tied Doughty for the Kings' lead in blocked shots with three. Dustin Brown delivered a team-high eight hits.
Kings red hot on the power play | 03/19/2013 10:03 AM
NewsThe Los Angeles Kings power play has been hot of late scoring 12 times in their last 39 chances.
ImpactThe streak has been 12 games and Slava Voynov and Anze Kopitar have led the way with six assists each. Jacob Muzzin is next with two goals and five points while Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter each have three goals and an assist.
Slava Voynov among league's hottest d-men | 03/10/2013 9:43 AM
NewsKings defenseman Slava Voynov is enjoying an exceptional got streak at the moment.
ImpactWith two separate three-assists games in the past week, Voynov has now recorded 10 points in his last eight games. With 16 points in 23 games, the young blueliner trails only seven other defenseman for the league lead in scoring for the position. The fact he has managed to add a plus-11 rating to his stat line has only made him more valuable in rotisserie formats.
Voynov chips in three assists | 03/10/2013 6:21 AM
NewsSlava Voynov registered another three assists in the Kings' 6-2 win over Calgary Saturday night.
ImpactThe sophomore defenseman plays on the Kings' second pairing with Rob Scuderi and is enjoying a great year with 16 points through 23 games, a +11 rating and two game winners.
Slava Voynov has three assists in win | 03/05/2013 10:05 AM
NewsSlava Voynov picked up three assists on Monday in the Kings 5-1 win over Nashville.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactVoynov has been the Kings best offensive defenseman this season, and that includes Drew Doughty, as Voynov has three goals and 12 points in 20 games. Voynov just turned 23 in January so he has a bright future in the NHL. His plus-10 rating gives him extra fantasy value as well.
Slava Voynov gets two assists in win Monday | 02/12/2013 1:12 AM
NewsSlava Voynov registered two assists in the Los Angeles Kings' 4-1 win over the Blues Monday night.
ImpactVoynov has been the Los Angeles Kings top defenseman this season. With the two-point night Monday, the Russian native now has six points in 11 games. He should be owned in 14-team leagues.
Slava Voynov is Kings best blueliner thus far | 02/11/2013 10:17 AM
NewsSlava Voynov has been the Los Angeles Kings top defenseman this season.
ImpactWith Drew Doughty struggling, Voynov has taken over, especially offensively where he leads the team with two goals and is tied with Doughty at four points. Voynov is a plus-four compared to Doughty's minus-10 rating and has been seeing more ice time of late as he saw 27 seconds more action than Doughty's 25:09. Voynov is just 23 and may be a top offensive blueliner in the NHL in the not-to-distant future.
Slava Voynov has just 1 point in 6 games | 02/02/2013 5:37 PM
NewsSlava Voynov has one goal and no assists in six games this season.
ImpactVoynov has gotten off to a sluggish start in his sophomore season. He's logging 19:44 minutes per game, but that might go down when Willie Mitchell (knee) eventually returns to the lineup. Keep an eye on him, but for now Voynov isn't worth owning in most standard leagues.
|Goals||1||3 times-last:at NYI||last:Nov 14||1|
|Assists||1||8 times-last:at Van||last:Nov 25||3|
|Points||2||at NYI||Nov 14||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at Ana||Dec 3||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:vs. StL||last:Dec 2||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||29 times-last:at Ana||last:Dec 3||1|
|Power Play Points||1||3 times-last:vs. TB||last:Nov 19||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||29 times-last:at Ana||last:Dec 3||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||29 times-last:at Ana||last:Dec 3||0|
|Shots||4||3 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Nov 2||5|
|Penalty Minutes||14||2012-13 (LA)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2011-12 (LA)|
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