Vladislav Namestnikov

Randall Buschmann

2014-10-25

Namestnikov (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Vladislav Namestnikov, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 183

Born: 1992-11-22

Hometown:  Voskresensk, RUS

Drafted: 2011 by Tampa Bay Lightning, 27th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2014 – Namestnikov had a terrific training camp and impressed Lightning management enough to keep him on Tampa Bay's roster to start the season. Randall Buschmann

 

February 2014 – Due to an injury to Valterri Filppula, Namestnikov has been recalled by Tampa Bay from Syracuse for the first time in his young career. Randall Buschmann

 

February 2014 – After missing over a month from a broken hand injury, Namestnikov returned to Syracuse's lineup to find both his regular linemates (Nikita Kucherov and J.T. Brown) playing in Tampa Bay. Since that time, Namestnikov has formed a new top line with Brett Connolly and AHL veteran Jon DiSalvatore. Playing primarily with those two wingers, the talented Russian has produced four goals and nine points in 15 games. Likely the best player on his team on any given night, Namestnikov continues to impress with uncanny hockey sense and playmaking ability. He's currently in a three-way tie for the team lead in points. Due to the Lightning's current depth at center, barring any changes, Namestnikov will likely end up beginning his NHL career as a winger. Randall Buschmann

 

November 2013 – Namestnikov broke his left hand and is expected to miss four to six weeks of action. Randall Buschmann