Varlamov Named to NHL Second All-Star Team

Netminder is first Avs player since 2003-04 with postseason honor team selection

Tuesday, 06.24.2014 / 9:24 PM
Colorado Avalanche

The National Hockey League on Tuesday night followed its 2014 NHL Awards show with an announcement that Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov has been named to the 2013-14 NHL Second All-Star Team.

Varlamov is just the second netminder in Avalanche/Nordiques history to earn an NHL postseason all-star selection, joining Patrick Roy (first team, 2001-02). Varlamov’s is the Avalanche’s first postseason all-star team selection at any position since Joe Sakic earned a first-team nod following the 2003-04 season.

Voting for the all-star team is conducted among representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season.

Joining Varlamov on the Second Team is Washington’s Alex Ovechkin, St. Louis’ Alex Pietrangelo, Nashville’s Shea Weber, Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf and San Jose’s Joe Pavelski. First Team selections included Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, Boston’s Zdeno Chara and Tuukka Rask, Anaheim’s Corey Perry, Chicago’s Duncan Keith and Dallas’ Jamie Benn.

Varlamov led all NHL goaltenders with 41 victories during the 2013-14 season, breaking Roy's franchise record for wins in a single season (40 in 2000-01). Varlamov also led all netminders in saves (1,867) and shots faced (2,013) and finished third in save percentage (.927). The Samara, Russia native also ranked among the top 10 goalies in appearances (63-4th), starts (60-7th) and minutes (3640-5th). His .927 save percentage was the highest in franchise history, and he joined Roy (1996-97) as the only Avalanche/Nordiques goaltenders to ever lead the NHL in victories.

Varlamov finished 24-9-4 at home, matching Roy's club record for home wins set in 2000-01. He was 32-4-4 when facing 30 or more shots, 7-1-1 when facing 40-plus shots and 6-0-1 when making 40 saves.

Varlamov’s 2013-14 season saw him equal a franchise record for longest streak without a regulation loss (11-0-5), tie a franchise mark for wins in a single month (10 in January) and set a new club mark for highest winning percentage in a month (.875% in October). From Dec. 31 to the end of the season, Semyon was an NHL-best 25-6-2. He posted his 100th career victory on March 12 vs. Chicago.

2013-2014 NHL FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM

GP W L OT GAA SV% SO
G Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins 58 36 15 6 2.04 .930 7

GP Mins. G A Pts
D Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks 79 24:38 6 55 61
D Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins 77 24:39 17 23 40
C Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins 80 21:58 36 68 104
RW Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks 81 19:28 43 39 82
LW Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars 81 19:09 34 45 79

2013-2014 NHL SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM

GP W L OT GAA SV% SO
G Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche 63 41 14 6 2.41 .927 2

GP Mins. G A Pts
D Shea Weber, Nashville Predators 79 26:54 23 33 56
D Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues 81 25:21 8 43 51
C Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks 77 21:17 31 56 87
RW Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals 78 20:32 51 28 79
LW Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks 82 19:51 41 38 79

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