Andrei Vasilevskiy is known as a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. He is most famous for being one of the top goalies in the league.
Andrei Andreyevich Vasilevskiy was born on July 25, 1994, in Tyumen, Russia. His father, Andrei Vasilevskiy, was a goaltender who contended in the Russian Superleague as a member of Salavat Yulaev Ufa. His mom's name is Liudmila Vasilevskiaia. Vasilevskiy played for Salavat Yulaev Ufa U16 in Russia U16 in the 2009-2010 season. He additionally played for Tolpar Ufa in MHL in a similar season. He was initially chosen by Salavat Yulaev Ufa in the first round, seventh in general, of the 2011 KHL Junior Draft.
Vasilevskiy was chosen nineteenth in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. On May 6, 2014, he was signed by the Lightning to a three-year contract.
In September 2014, Vasilevskiy was assigned to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL), the top small time associate team of the Tampa Bay Lightning. On December 15, 2014, Vasilevskiy was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week. Vasilevskiy had a 29 save shutout against the Springfield Falcons, which snapped their franchise record 11-game series of wins. In January 2015, he was named CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for December. He is the first Syracuse goaltender to win the honor since Karl Goehring in March 2008.
On April 9, 2017, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation named Vasilevskiy to its team for the 2017 World Ice Hockey Championships. Vasilevskiy was joined by pro teammate Nikita Kucherov. In June 2019, Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy brought home the Vezina Trophy, while his teammate Nikita Kucherov won both the Ted Lindsay Award and was named MVP with the Hart Trophy, which he won by acquiring 164 votes.
Vasilevskiy is a happily married man. He is married to his long-lasting sweetheart, Kseniya Vasilevskaya. The couple has a child together. In the course of recent years, Ksenia has gotten acquainted with the American lifestyle, yet she likes to remain totally out of the spotlight. Mrs. Vasilevskiy figures out how to remain totally under the radar, regardless of whether she goes to a game at Amalie Arena.
She invests a ton of energy at home with her child and likes to fend off the media spotlight from her own life. She and her significant other work admirably at keeping their private lives totally out of the media.
|Birth Date:||25 Jul, 1994|
|Occupations:||Ice hockey player|
|Description:||Russian ice hockey goaltender|