Vadim Tarasov
Position Goalie
Catches Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Nationality KAZ
Born (1976-12-31)December 31, 1976,
Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakstan, USSR
NHL Draft 196th overall, 1999
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 1999 – present

Vadim Tarasov (born December 31, 1976 in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakstan) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Tarasov was drafted 196th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft and after two seasons with Metallurg Novokuznetsk he signed a contract in 2001 and was assigned to their AHL affiliate the Quebec Citadelles, but only managed to play 12 regular season games and returned to Russia the next season, re-joining Metallurg Novokuznetsk. He remained with the team until 2006 where he signed for Salavat Yulaev Ufa.

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