Slava Voynov facts for kids
Voynov with the Kings during the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals
|Born||January 15, 1990
Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team||Los Angeles Kings|
|NHL Draft||32nd overall, 2008
Los Angeles Kings
Vyacheslav Leonidovich Voynov (Russian: Вячесла́в Леони́дович Во́йнов; born January 15, 1990) is a Russian ice hockey defenceman. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is currently suspended indefinitely from the National Hockey League (NHL).
Before playing in the NHL, Voynov played two campaigns with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Russian Superleague (RSL). Voynov was drafted with the 32nd overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
On October 18, 2011, Voynov made his NHL debut with the Kings in a 5–0 win against the St. Louis Blues. On October 27, 2011, He scored his first NHL goal against Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars in a 5–3 win. He also scored another goal in that game. On June 11, 2012, Voynov was able to win the Stanley Cup with the Kings. During the 2012–2013 playoffs, he set a Kings record for number of goals scored by a defender during playoffs. He scored a fifth playoff goal during the third game of the semifinals.
On June 18, 2013, he signed a six year, $25 million contract extension, worth 4.16 million a year with the Kings.
Arrest & suspension
On October 20, 2014, Voynov was suspended indefinitely awaiting an investigation by the NHL after he was arrested on domestic violence charges. On November 20, 2014, the Los Angeles County prosecutor announced that he would be charged with "one felony count of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury."
Images for kids
Voynov in 2009 as a member of the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL
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