Name Kirill Gotovets
Education Cornell University
Weight 88 kg
|National team Belarus|
Height 1.80 m
Role Ice hockey player
|Born June 25, 1991 (age 24)
Minsk, Belarus (1991-06-25) |
AHL team Former teams Rockford IceHogs Milwaukee Admirals
NHL Draft 183rd overall, 2009 Tampa Bay Lightning
Current team Rockford IceHogs (#2 / Defenseman)
Similar People Ted Dent, Dean Evason, Andrew Allen
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Kirill Gotovets (born June 25, 1991) is a Belarusian ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing for the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL). He participated at the 2010 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Belarus National men's ice hockey team.
He played for four years at Cornell University between 2010 and 2014. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning as number 183 overall, in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
On April 2, 2013 his NHL rights were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Philippe Paradis. He was also a first round selection in the 2009 KHL Junior Draft. The following year on July 21, 2014, Gotovets signed a one-year AHL contract with Blackhawks affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.
On June 12, 2015, Gotovets was signed to another one-year AHL contract with the Rockford IceHogs for the 2015-16 season. Gotovets, who spent much of the 2014-15 season playing for the ECHL's Indy Fuel, was called up to Rockford towards the end of the regular season and saw further action in 8 Calder Cup Playoff matches, netting the game-winning goal in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
After two seasons with the IceHogs, Gotovets left as a free agent to sign a one-year deal to return to Belarus with HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League on July 28, 2016. In the ensuing 2016-17 season, Gotovets added to the depth in the blueline, appearing in 24 games for 5 points.
On July 10, 2017, Gotovets opted to return to North America, agreeing to a one-year AHL contract with Canadian based club, the Manitoba Moose, affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets.
Gotovets was named to the Belarus men's national ice hockey team for competition at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.