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Sergei Bobrovsky: biography
Sergei Bobrovsky is a Russian ice hockey goaltender, currently defends the colors of the club of the National hockey League «Columbus blue Jackets». He is the first and only player from the former Soviet Union who have ever received the prize of best goalkeeper of NHL.
Sergey was born and raised in Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo region. As his hometown is one of the largest mining centers in Russia, the majority of residents are of direct relevance to the mining profession. This hard work was done and father Sergei and mother worked at a metallurgical plant is the second important industry in the town.
Likely that your parents went and Sergei, as most of the guys in these places, but it so happened that from an early age he showed incredible activity and extreme restlessness. In ordinary schools to give that guy had is pointless, so Bobrovsky enrolled in a school with a sports bias. And there the guy got distribution in a hockey class», which, incidentally, had graduated from such stars of domestic sports, like Dmitry Orlov and Sergei Zinoviev.
A young hockey player pretty quickly mastered the skill of skating on ice and began to show leadership qualities from the very first days of classes. At first he wanted to be a striker, but fate turned out differently. Once injured main goalkeeper of the school team and the coach to replace Bobrovsky was chosen as the highest and agile. Interestingly, from the opposite way, from goalkeepers to strikers, passed another well-known hockey player of Russian national team – Sergey Mozyakin.
Being a native pupil of Novokuznetsk «metallurg» Sergei Bobrovsky and made his debut for the club. For the main part he first played in 18 years, and a year is quite often appeared from the first minutes of the match. However, his initiatives coincided with the financial and sports of the regression of the club. The team had one of the weakest defenses in the League, which, however, helped the young goalie to gain experience. Sergey was even invited to the star match of Russian Superleague.
After the end of the contract with metallurg Bobrovsky goes to America and makes a deal with the famous club NHL «Philadelphia Flyers». The coach of this team was going to send the young Russian goalie in rent, but in training camp he was able to surprise him and take the place of the second guard gate after Michael Leighton.
Moreover, because of the injury Leighton and Bobrovsky came in the first match of the season and helped the club win on the road in Pittsburgh. Sergei continued to appear in the start and became opening of the championship, was named the best freshman in the fall. Despite the phenomenal success of the goalkeeper, the leadership of the Philadelphia Flyers invited another guard gate – star Russian Ilya Bryzgalov, who in the new season became the protagonist in goal the Flyers.
Of course, the young hockey player was not satisfied with the constant sitting «in the Bank» and the following summer moved to the «Columbus blue Jackets». By the way, during a break in NHL Sergei came to Russia and played for the St. Petersburg club «SKA» in order not to lose shape. «Jetty» — a weaker team than the hockey team in Philadelphia. Therefore, in the beginning of the season they moved to the bottom of the standings. Gates often defended the former goalkeeper, canadian Steve Mason.
When place on the last turn was entrusted to Bobrovsky, he caught the spirit and gave a record for the club series without defeats. Until the end of the championship, «Columbus» rose high enough, but still could not get into the playoffs. However, at the end of the season, Sergei Bobrovsky was unanimously voted the best goalkeeper of the NHL and won the prize «Vezina Trofi». For the first time in the history of the American hockey League the title of best goalkeeper went to Russia. Bobrovsky still protects the gate «Columbus blue Jackets» and is considered a major player.
For the national team of Russia Sergei Bobrovsky made its debut at the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi. The debut game against the American team was goalkeeper failed – the Russians lost the shootout, and Sergei missed a lot of goals in this one-on-one.
The next two games he spent «zero», i.e. not miss a single washer for the match, but the Russian team at home Olympics ranked only fifth place. Too many errors allowed the goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov.
Therefore, at the world championship in Belarus Bobrovsky is already regarded as the main guardian of the gate. He twice held a «dry» matches, and most of all helped defeat the Russians in eight matches. In the end, the hockey players of Russia have become Champions, and was named the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
The following year in the Czech Republic Bobrovsky again was the protagonist in the gate team and earned a silver award in the competition. In the final, Russia lost to the Canadians, who have brought to the tournament one of the strongest lineups in the last few years. Caused 27-year-old to a home world Cup 2016.
In the Sheregesh ski resort Sergei Bobrovsky met Olga Dorokhova and soon, the young people realized that you can’t have one without the other. When Sergei passed in the American hockey League, he wanted to take with you and Olga, but she was denied a U.S. visa. The girl had to fly to Canada, where «date» she had Bobrovsky.
When such patrols the hockey star got tired, he made his Ola offer, and in 2011 they got married. The wedding, attended by only the parents on both sides, played in Russia, and the young couple live in America.
It’s funny that Sergey is a staunch opponent of social networks. He has repeatedly stated that it does not have any own web pages.