|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
207 lb (94 kg)
|KHL Team||HC Dinamo Minsk|
|Born||June 29, 1984,|
Navapolatsk, Belarussian SSR, URS
|Pro Career||2001 – present|
Vladimir Mikhailovich Denisov (Russian: Владимир Михайлович Денисов) (born June 29, 1984 in Navapolatsk, Belarussian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Belarusian ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Kontinental Hockey League's HC Dinamo Minsk.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Denisov played in the Russian Hockey Super League for HC Lada Togliatti in the 2006-07 season. With ambitions to play in the NHL, Vladimir signed with affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, the Lake Erie Monsters, in the AHL for the 2007-08 season.
Whilst using the season with the Monsters to adjust to the North American game, Denisov impressed with his physicality and signed his first NHL contract with the New York Rangers for the 2008-09 season on July 10, 2008. Denisov was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, to start the season. Vladimir eclipsed previous highs for goals and assists, however frustrated from lack of opportunity with the Rangers he requested a trade in January but played the season out.
On September 5, 2009, Vladimir was invited to the Washington Capitals training camp for the 2009-10 season. Failing to earn a contract with the Capitals, and rejecting the option to try-out with the Capitals affiliate, the Hershey Bears, Denisov returned to Belarus where he signed for HC Dinamo Minsk of the KHL on September 29, 2009.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2006–07||HC Lada Togliatti||RSL||39||0||3||3||76||3||0||0||0||6|
|2007–08||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||66||2||6||8||111||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||62||5||15||20||117||2||0||0||0||2|
International[edit | edit source]
|Junior int'l Totals||24||0||5||5||41|
|Senior int'l Totals||27||0||5||5||61|