Vladimir Tsyplakov
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Tsyppie
The Man from Vlad
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
203 lb (92 kg)
Teams Los Angeles Kings
Buffalo Sabres
Nationality Flag of Belarus Belarusian
Born April 18 1969 (1969-04-18) (age 51),
Inta, USSR
NHL Draft 59th overall, 1995
Los Angeles Kings
Pro Career 1988 – 2005

Vladimir Tsyplakov (born April 18, 1969 in Inta, USSR) is a Belarusian professional ice hockey player winger. He was drafted in the third round, 59th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.


He played six seasons in the Soviet Union with Torpedo Yaroslavl and HC Dynamo Minsk.


He played three seasons in the United States in the International Hockey League.


He made his National Hockey League debut with the Kings during the 1995–96 season and was a fixture on their roster until being traded to the Buffalo Sabres during the 1999–2000 season. During his time with the Sabres, Tsyplakov often played in a line with Michael Peca and Vaclav Varada. This line proved very fruitful for the Sabres, often controlling the tempo while on the ice. After a season and a half with Buffalo, he returned to the Russian Superleague to play with AK Bars Kazan. Most recently, Tsyplakov played for HC CSKA Moscow during the 2004–05 season.

In his NHL career, Tsyplakov played in 331 games. He recorded 69 goals and added 101 assists.

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