Stepan Falkovsky
Born (1996-12-18)18 December 1996,
Minsk, Belarus
Height
Weight
6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
F. teams
Dinamo Minsk
Yunost Minsk
Ontario Reign
Iowa Wild
Ntl. team Flag of Belarus.png Belarus
NHL Draft 186th overall, 2016
Calgary Flames
Playing career 2013–present


Stepan Falkovsky (Belarusian:Сцяпан Мікалаевіч Фалькоўскі); born 18 December 1996) is a Belarusian professional ice hockey defenceman playing on a try-out basis with HC Dinamo Minsk organization of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was selected by the Calgary Flames in the seventh round (186th overall) at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Falkovsky played in his native Belarus, as a youth with Yunost Minsk. He made his professional debut as a 16-year-old in the Vysshaya Liga in 2013. In moving to North America to continue his development at a higher level, Falkovsky played major junior with the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

Falkovsky was selected in the seventh round (186th overall) by the Calgary Flames in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.[1][2] He was signed to an AHL/ECHL contract with the Flames' affiliate, the Stockton Heat on 5 October 2016.[3] Pushed down the depth chart, Falkovsky was rooted to the ECHL for the duration of the 2016–17 season, recording 21 goals in 54 games with the Adirondack Thunder.[4]

As an unsigned prospect of the Flames, on 1 July 2017, Falkovsky signed as a free agent to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings.[5] On 21 November 2018, Falkovsky was traded by the Kings to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Pavel Jenyš.[6] He played 5 games with the Iowa Wild in the AHL, before he was reassigned to the ECHL, moving to the Wild's affiliate, the Allen Americans. On March 8, 2019, Falkovsky left the Americans and was returned with the permission of the Minnesota Wild to former ECHL club, the Monarchs, at the trade deadline.[7]

At the conclusion of his entry-level contract with the Wild, Falkovsky left North America to return to his native Belarus, securing an initial trial contract with HC Dinamo Minsk of the KHL on 4 August 2020.[8]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 MHK Yunost Minsk MHL 33 0 3 3 18
2013–14 Yunior Minsk Bel.1 13 3 3 6 18 17 4 3 7 22
2014–15 Yunost Minsk BXL 1 0 0 0 0
2014–15 MHK Yunost Minsk MHL 22 4 7 11 2 5 0 1 1 8
2014–15 Yunior Minsk Bel.1 9 4 4 8 14
2015–16 Ottawa 67's OHL 58 9 23 32 35 5 1 2 3 4
2016–17 Adirondack Thunder ECHL 54 21 11 32 37 4 0 2 2 0
2017–18 Ontario Reign AHL 44 3 4 7 28
2018–19 Manchester Monarchs ECHL 27 4 8 12 32 11 0 3 3 17
2018–19 Iowa Wild AHL 5 0 0 0 2
2018–19 Allen Americans ECHL 12 1 3 4 2
2019–20 Allen Americans ECHL 46 15 26 41 32
AHL totals 49 3 4 7 30

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Belarus WJC18-D1 14th 5 2 3 5 6
2015 Belarus WJC-D1 11th 5 0 0 0 0
2016 Belarus WJC 10th 6 1 1 2 0
2018 Belarus WC 15th 7 0 1 1 8
Junior totals 16 3 4 7 6
Senior totals 7 0 1 1 8

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