Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Vitali Kolesnik
Vitaly Kolesnik was born on August 20th, 1979 in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakstan. The undrafted goaltender was signed as a free agent by the Colorado Avalanche on August 16th 2005.

In 2005-06 Kolesnik spent most of the season with Lowell of the AHL but had a pair of month long stints with the Avalanche where he went 3-3 averaging 3.24 GAA. While in Lowell the left handed goaltender won 15 games averaging 2.80 GAA.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1997-98 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk 2 Russia-3 5
1998-99 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk 2 Russia-4 16
1998-99 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk Russia-3 2
1998-99 Kazakhstan WJC-A 6 1 5.28
1999-00 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk Russia-3 14
1999-00 Kazakhstan WC-Q 2 0 4.70
2000-01 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk Russia-3
2000-01 Kazakhstan WC-B
2001-02 Kaztsink-Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk Russia-2 1 0 1.00
2001-02 Kazakhstan WC-B 3 1 1.51
2002-03 Kaztsink-Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk Russia-2 25 2 2.11
2002-03 Kazakhstan WC-B 4 0 0.65
2003-04 Kaztsink-Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk Russia-2 35 9 1.67
2003-04 Kazakhstan WC-A 3 2 1 0 1 3.02
2004-05 Kaztsink-Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk Russia-2 42 8 1.67
2004-05 Kazakhstan Oly-Q 3 2 1 0 1 1.73
2004-05 Kazakhstan WC-A 5 1 4 0 0 1.72
2005-06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 8 3 3 0 0 3.24
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 29 15 13 0 3 2.80
2005-06 Kazakhstan Olympics 2 0 2 0 0 3.00
2006-07 Khimik Moscow Region Russia 38 4 2.45 9 3 1.91
2007-08 Khimik Moscow Region Russia 51 3 2.26 5 0 2.23
2008-09 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 30 5 1.68 1 0 0.00
2009-10 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 34 5 2.22 4 0 1.76
2010-11 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 27 3 2.28 4 1 0.81
2010-11 Kazakhstan WC-B 1 1 0 0 1 0.00
2011-12 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 20 6 8 0 1 3.13
2011-12 Kazakhstan WC-A 4 0 4 0 0 5.18
2012-13 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 15 6 7 0 2 2.46
2013-14 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 19 7 4 0 3 1.51 1 0 0 0 3.00
2014-15 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 28 13 6 0 1 1.81 3 0 2 0 3.47
2015-16 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 26 15 7 0 2 1.99
2015-16 Kazakhstan WC-A 5 0 5 0 0 3.51
2016-17 Barys Astana (KAZ) KHL 6 0 3 0 0 4.17
NHL Totals 8 3 3 0 0 3.24


Signed as a free agent by Colorado, August 16, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (Russia), July 6, 2006.
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