Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sergei Varlamov
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Sergei Varlamov elected to come to Canada to play his Junior hockey, and the Swift Current Broncos are quite pleased that he did. After his first season in the WHL, Varlamov signed a free agent contract with the Calgary Flames. By his second year with the Broncos he was a 46 goal scorer, and his third season he was flat-out dominant firing home a league leading 66 goals while also leading the league in points with 119. Varlamov was named the CHL player of the year.

He appeared in one game with the Flames that year as well, but he did not score a point. He then capped off his busy season by joining Calgary's farm club in St. John for the AHL playoffs.

The 1998-99 season was spent entirely in the minors, but Varlamov was back up in Calgary for a short stint the following year. Varlamov played 7 games with Calgary and scored 3 goals. In 2000-01, Varlamov again found himself relegated to the minors for the year. He scored 51 points in 55 games for St. John then cranked it up in the playoffs, cranking home 15 goals and 23 points in 19 games as the Flames captured their first Calder Cup title.

In the summer Varlamov was packaged up with another St. John prospect Daniel Tkachuck and traded to the St. Louis Blues with goaltender Fred Brathwaite in exchange for Roman Turek.

With the Blues, Varlamov was given a chance to play regularly at the NHL level. However, the forward depth of St. Louis meant that Varlamov would play primarily on the fourth line and saw some time with the team's AHL affiliate in Worcester. The former Swift Current Bronco went on to play parts of three seasons with the St. Louis organization before being acquired by the Vancouver Canucks at the 2004 trade deadline.

On the international stage Varlamov represented his homeland at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and is a three-time member of the Ukraine's World Championship team (2000, 2004, 2005).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 Nelson Maple Leafs RMJHL 26 11 15 26 56
1995-96 Swift Current Broncos WHL 55 23 21 44 65
1996-97 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 46 39 85 94 10 3 8 11 10
1996-97 Saint John Flames AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 66 53 119 132 12 10 5 15 28
1997-98 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Saint John Flames AHL 3 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Saint John Flames AHL 76 24 33 57 66 -8 7 0 4 4 8
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 7 3 0 3 0 0
1999-00 Saint John Flames AHL 68 20 21 41 88 -18 3 0 0 0 24
1999-00 Ukraine WC-A 6 0 5 5 42 +2
2000-01 Saint John Flames AHL 55 21 30 51 56 +23 19 15 8 23 10
2001-02 St. Louis Blues NHL 52 5 7 12 26 +4 1 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Ukraine Olympics 2 1 0 1 14 0
2002-03 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 0 0 0 +1
2002-03 Worcester IceCats AHL 72 23 38 61 79 +15 3 2 0 2 0
2002-03 Ukraine WC-A 5 0 1 1 12 -4
2003-04 Worcester IceCats AHL 43 7 16 23 18 -2
2003-04 Manitoba Moose AHL 12 4 2 6 10 -3
2003-04 Ukraine WC-A 6 0 1 1 18 -1
2004-05 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 2 0 0 0 2
2004-05 Sibir Novosibirsk Russia 27 2 2 4 55
2004-05 Ukraine WC-A 6 2 0 2 0 -3
2005-06 Sibir Novosibirsk Russia 43 8 7 15 52 4 0 2 2 6
2006-07 Sibir Novosibirsk Russia 48 13 10 23 70 7 1 0 1 6
2007-08 Sibir Novosibirsk Russia 55 19 11 30 54
2007-08 Ukraine WC-B 5 1 4 5 70 +4
2008-09 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 20 1 3 4 8
2008-09 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 5 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Ukraine Oly-Q 3 3 0 3 6 -1
2008-09 Ukraine WC-B 5 2 2 4 35 +2
2009-10 Dynamo Minsk KHL 23 7 3 10 4
2010-11 Dynamo Minsk KHL 37 8 9 17 12 5 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 63 8 7 15 26 1 0 0 0 2


WHL East First All-Star Team (1998)
WHL - Player of the Year (1998)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1998)
Canadian Major Junior - Player of the Year (1998)
Signed as a free agent by Calgary, September 18, 1996. Traded to St. Louis by Calgary with Fred Brathwaite, Daniel Tkaczuk and Calgary's 9th round choice (Grant Jacobsen) in 2001 Entry Draft for Roman Turek and St. Louis' 4th round choice (Yegor Shastin) in 2001 Entry Draft, June 23, 2001. Traded to Vancouver by St. Louis for Ryan Ready, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), June 13, 2004. Loaned to Novosibirsk (Russia) by Kazan (Russia), November, 2004.