Vladislav Namestnikov
Position Centre
Shot Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Tampa Bay Lightning
London Knights (OHL)
Born November 22 1992 (1992-11-22) (age 27),
Voskresensk, Russia[1]
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2011
Tampa Bay Lightning
Pro Career 2010 – present

Vladislav Namestnikov (born November 22, 1992 in Voskresensk, Russia[1]) is a Russian ice hockey player who plays for the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League. He was selected 27th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

His father, Evgeny,[2] was a player for the Vancouver Canucks and played for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod; his mother is Vyacheslav Kozlov's sister.[3] His uncle is, also, a hockey player, Ivan Novoseltsev. The family emigrated to the United States in 1993 when Vladislav was 8 months old, initially arriving in Salt Lake City.[1] When he was 8, he returned to Voskresensk to hone his skills[2] eventually playing in the Kontinental Hockey League with Khimik Voskresensk at age 16.[4][2] He was picked by the London Knights 20th in the 2010 Ontario Hockey League entry draft.[5]

Namestnikov was picked 11th overall in the Kontinental Hockey League draft by Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod but has said "I'm not going back there to play."[3]

Notable awards and honoursEdit

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 London Knights OHL 68 30 38 68 49 6 1 4 5 6


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dalla Costa, Morris (2010-10-26). Knights rookie quiet but deadly. Retrieved on 24 June 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Morreale, Mike G. (2011-02-07). Namestnikov blends Russian, North American styles. Retrieved on 24 June 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pyette, Ryan (2011-06-09). Namestnikov rides first-round bubble. Retrieved on 24 June 2011.
  4. Pyette, Ryan (2010-08-25). The Russians are (almost) coming. Retrieved on 24 June 2011.
  5. Pyette, Ryan (2010-07-02). Grabbing Russians gamble by Hunter. Retrieved on 24 June 2011.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brett Connolly
Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft pick
Succeeded by
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