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Five Quick Facts on Andrei Vasilevsky

Saturday, 06.23.2012 / 10:21 AM / Best of the Web
By Peter Pupello  - Lightning Beat Reporter

Five Quick Facts on Andrei Vasilevsky...

- First Russian goaltender in NHL Draft history to be first off the board at his position.

- Guided Russia to a fourth-place finish at the 2010 World Under-18 championships as a 15-year-old.

- Won a silver medal for Russia at the 2012 World Junior Championships by going 4-1-0 with a 2.01 goals-against average and tournament-best .953 save percentage.

- Also helped lead his native country to a bronze medal at the 2011 Under-18 World Championships, registering a 4-2-0 record with a 2.62 goals against average and a .936 save percentage

- Played alongside other notable 2012 first-round draft picks Nail Yakupov and Mikhail Grigorenko as teammates on Team Russia at the 2012 World Junior championships.