Slava Voynov

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Slava Voynov
Slava Voynov - Los Angeles Kings.jpg
Voynov with the Kings during the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals
Born (1990-01-15) January 15, 1990 (age 28)
Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team Los Angeles Kings
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 2008
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2006–present

Vyacheslav Leonidovich Voynov (Russian: Вячесла́в Леони́дович Во́йнов; born January 15, 1990) is a Russian ice hockey defenceman. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is currently suspended indefinitely from the National Hockey League (NHL).[1]

Career[change | change source]

Before playing in the NHL, Voynov played two campaigns with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Russian Superleague (RSL). Voynov was drafted with the 32nd overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The Kings sent Voynov to play for their AHL-affiliate team, the Manchester Monarchs. He played four seasons with them and was named to represent the Eastern Conference at the 2011 AHL All-Star Game.

On October 18, 2011, Voynov made his NHL debut with the Kings in a 5–0 win against the St. Louis Blues.[2] On October 27, 2011, He scored his first NHL goal against Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars in a 5–3 win.[3] He also scored another goal in that game. On June 11, 2012, Voynov was able to win the Stanley Cup with the Kings.[4] During the 2012–2013 playoffs, he set a Kings record for number of goals scored by a defender during playoffs. He scored a fifth playoff goal during the third game of the semifinals.[5]

On June 18, 2013, he signed a six year, $25 million contract extension, worth 4.16 million a year with the Kings.[6]

Arrest & suspension[change | change source]

On October 20, 2014, Voynov was suspended indefinitely awaiting an investigation by the NHL after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.[1] On November 20, 2014, the Los Angeles County prosecutor announced that he would be charged with "one felony count of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury."[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kings defenseman Voynov suspended indefinitely". NHL. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  2. "Kings 5, Blues 0". Los Angeles Kings. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  3. "Kings 5, Stars 3". Los Angeles Kings. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  4. "Kings 6, Devils 1". Los Angeles Kings. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  5. "Quick, Kings bounce back in Game 3 win". Los Angeles Kings. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  6. "The Kings And Slava Voynov Agree To Terms On a New Six-Year Contract". Los Angeles Kings. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  7. "Kings' Voynov charged with felony domestic violence". NHL. Retrieved 2014-11-21.

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