Vladimir Tarasenko

St. Louis Blues logo
Age 30 Dec 13, 1991
Yaroslavl RUS
Right Wing shoots left
6'0" 183 cm
225 lbs 102 kg
ELC Signing Age 20
Waivers Signing Age 21
UFA Year 2019
Agent Michael Liut
Draft Year 2010
Drafted Overall 16
Draft Round 1
Draft Team St. Louis Blues logo

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Transaction History
Oct 6, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (illness) practiced, but won't participate in Thursday's preseason game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, per Lou Korac of NHL.com.
Oct 5, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (illness) is expected to play in Thursday's preseason game versus Columbus, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Oct 3, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko is under the weather and didn't practice Monday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
May 25, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a goal on five shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5.
May 19, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko registered a power-play assist, two shots on goal and four hits in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 2.
May 12, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a power-play goal on two shots in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Minnesota Wild in Game 6.
May 10, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko recorded a natural hat trick, five shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild in Game 5.
May 5, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko picked up a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Apr 24, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a goal on four shots and added an assist in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Apr 23, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko notched an assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Apr 21, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko notched a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Thursday's 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Apr 19, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko recorded two assists and two shots in Tuesday's 3-2 OT loss to the Boston Bruins.
Apr 17, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko had a goal and two assists in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Nashville Predators.
Apr 16, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a goal Saturday in a 6-5 overtime win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.
Apr 14, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko registered three goals and two assists in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Apr 13, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored two goals including the game-winner in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.
Apr 9, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko had a goal and two assists in a 6-1 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday.
Apr 8, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko notched an assist, seven shots on goal and two PIM in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Minnesota Wild.
Apr 4, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a pair of goals on three shots in Monday's 5-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Apr 2, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko posted an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Calgary Flames.
Mar 24, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (illness) will return to the lineup Thursday versus the Philadelphia Flyers, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Mar 21, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (illness) will not join the St. Louis Blues for Tuesday's road clash versus Washington.
Mar 19, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (illness) won't play Saturday versus the Columbus Blue Jackets, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Mar 13, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko had a goal and two assists -- one on the power play -- in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
Mar 12, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko notched two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Nashville Predators.
Mar 10, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko notched an assist, three shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 6-2 win over the New York Rangers.
Mar 7, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko picked up two assists in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Feb 21, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (undisclosed) is expected to rejoin the lineup against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.
Feb 19, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko will not participate in Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs due to an undisclosed injury.
Feb 15, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored two goals -- one on the power play -- and dished out an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Feb 12, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jan 29, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a power-play goal Saturday in a 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
Jan 27, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko recorded a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames.
Jan 23, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko recorded two assists, including one on the power play, in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Jan 21, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko recorded an assist, three hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 5-0 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Jan 17, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko notched a power-play assist with two shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Monday's 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators.
Jan 16, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko was cleared to play Monday against the Nashville Predators, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports Sunday.
Jan 15, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko was removed from the COVID-19 list but will not play Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Jan 6, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Thursday.
Jan 5, 2022 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko notched an assist, 10 PIM, two shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Dec 29, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a goal and dished out two assists in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Dec 17, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored twice on four shots, including once on the power play, and added three hits in Friday's 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars.
Dec 14, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a power-play goal on four shots, dished two assists and added two hits in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars.
Dec 7, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko had a goal, a power-play assist and four shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Florida Panthers.
Nov 27, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko put up three assists Saturday in a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Nov 23, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko collected two assists, one on the power play, in Monday's 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Nov 15, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko posted a goal on six shots in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Nov 11, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a goal on three shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday.
Nov 3, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko provided two assists in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Oct 28, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko had a goal, an assist and three shots in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Colorado.
Oct 25, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored two goals on six shots in Monday's 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Oct 23, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko recorded two assists and five shots on goal in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Oct 20, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a goal on a game-high seven shots in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Oct 18, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko notched an assist, four shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 7-4 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Jul 17, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko will be exposed by the St. Louis Blues for Wednesday's Seattle expansion draft, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
May 23, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a pair of goals, including one on the power play, in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Colorado in Game 4.
May 17, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (lower body) will play in Monday's Game 1 against the Colorado Avalanche, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
May 15, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (lower body) participated in Saturday's practice, but his status for Monday's series opener against the Colorado Avalanche remains uncertain, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
May 14, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (lower body) is in doubt for Monday's Game 1 versus Colorado, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
May 13, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (lower body) won't play Thursday versus the Minnesota Wild, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports. Head coach Craig Berube said "it's a possibility" the winger could be available by the time the St. Louis Blues open their postseason schedule Monday.
May 12, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (lower body) won't play Wednesday versus Minnesota, but he could be ready to return for Thursday's rematch with the Minnesota Wild, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
May 10, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (lower body) will not be available for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Kings, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
May 8, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (lower body) won't return to the lineup Saturday versus the Vegas Golden Knights, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
May 7, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (lower body) won't play Friday versus Vegas, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
May 5, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko aggravated his lower-body injury during Monday's win over the Anaheim Ducks and won't play in Wednesday's rematch with the Anaheim Ducks, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
May 3, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (lower body) is slated to play in Monday's clash with the Anaheim Ducks, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
May 1, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (lower body) remains out Saturday against the Minnesota Wild, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Apr 29, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Minnesota Wild.
Apr 26, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a power-play goal on two shots and added three hits in a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Apr 22, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko posted an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Apr 14, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko notched a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Apr 9, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko recorded an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 9-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Apr 7, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a goal on five shots in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Apr 2, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko posted a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Mar 28, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks. He also provided five hits and four shots.
Mar 22, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko picked up an assist and first three shots on goal in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Mar 13, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko posted an assist and five shots on goal in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Mar 13, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko scored an even-strength goal and a power-play assist in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Mar 6, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (shoulder) had four shots on goal, a minus-2 rating and one hit in 16:25 of Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Mar 6, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (shoulder) has been activated from long-term injured reserve and is expected to play in Saturday's game versus the Los Angeles Kings, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Feb 26, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | According to coach Craig Berube, there's a good chance Tarasenko (shoulder) will make his season debut during the St. Louis Blues' upcoming six-game road trip, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Feb 18, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (shoulder) is on the ice with his teammates for Thursday's optional skate, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Jan 30, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (shoulder) shared on social media that he skated Saturday, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Jan 13, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | The Blues placed Tarasenko (shoulder) on long-term injured reserve Wednesday.
Jan 3, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Vladimir Tarasenko | Tarasenko (shoulder) won't be ready to start the season and will be re-evaluated in February, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Jul 13, 2020 St. Louis Blues | Activated RW Vladimir Tarasenko from injured reserve.
Jul 7, 2015 St. Louis Blues | Re-signed RW Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year, $60 million contract.
Feb 22, 2013 St. Louis Blues | Placed RW Vladimir Tarasenko on IR.
Sep 14, 2012 St. Louis Blues | Assigned RW Vladimir Tarasenko to Peoria (AHL).
Jun 2, 2012 St. Louis Blues | (Vladimir Tarasenko) has been signed to a three-year, entry-level contract.
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2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Vladimir Tarasenko
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues logo 75 34 48 82 7 32 977 55.20 48.30 0.10 45.70 -1.60 1.60 3.26
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2005-2006 Team Siberia U15 Districts Cup U15 5 1 1 2 6
2006-2007 Team Siberia U16 Districts Cup U16 5 1 2 3 0
2007-2008 Sibir Novosibirsk-2 Russia3 22 6 7 13 6
2007-2008 Team Siberia U17 Districts Cup U17 5 2 0 2 2
2008-2009 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 38 7 3 10 2
2008-2009 Russia U18 WJC-18 7 8 7 15 6
2008-2009 Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 4 2 7 9 10
2008-2009 Russia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 3 2 5 0
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 42 13 11 24 18
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Russia U20 WJC-20 6 4 1 5 2
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Russia EHT 3 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk MHL 1 1 0 1 0
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Russia (all) International 3 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 42 9 10 19 8 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 Russia U20 WJC-20 7 4 7 11 0
2010-2011 Russia WC 6 1 0 1 0
2010-2011 Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk MHL 3 2 2 4 2
2010-2011 Russia EHT 3 1 0 1 0
2010-2011 Russia (all) International 15 5 7 12 2
2011-2012 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 39 18 20 38 15
2011-2012 Russia EHT 12 0 2 2 0
2011-2012 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 15 5 4 9 0 Playoffs 15 10 6 16 0
2011-2012 Russia (all) International 14 0 2 2 0
2012-2013 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 31 14 18 32 8
2012-2013 St. Louis Blues NHL 38 8 11 19 10 431 51.72 52.99 4.94 57.94 6.18 0.70 1.81 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2012-2013 Russia EHT 3 0 0 0 0
2012-2013 Russia (all) International 3 0 0 0 0
2013-2014 St. Louis Blues NHL 64 21 22 43 16 795 67.74 60.46 8.76 58.96 7.04 0.98 2.41 Playoffs 6 4 0 4 0
2013-2014 Russia OG 5 0 1 1 0
2013-2014 Russia (all) International 5 0 1 1 0
2014-2015 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 37 36 73 31 1,074 65.62 56.34 4.06 55.59 4.21 1.40 2.79 Playoffs 6 6 1 7 0
2014-2015 Russia WC 9 4 3 7 2
2014-2015 Russia (all) International 9 4 3 7 2
2015-2016 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 40 34 74 37 1,127 56.99 52.96 1.82 54.07 2.41 1.17 2.29 Playoffs 20 9 6 15 0
2016-2017 Russia WCup 4 2 0 2 2
2016-2017 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 39 36 75 12 1,167 57.78 51.77 2.11 53.00 3.52 1.18 2.21 Playoffs 11 3 3 6 0
2016-2017 Russia (all) International 7 3 0 3 2
2017-2018 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 33 33 66 17 1,159 63.83 53.43 3.39 53.82 3.00 1.19 2.12
2018-2019 St. Louis Blues NHL 76 33 35 68 22 1,085 52.63 54.01 0.51 53.12 2.91 1.05 1.99 Playoffs 26 11 6 17 0
2019-2020 St. Louis Blues NHL 10 3 7 10 0 128 54.50 54.60 8.80 53.20 4.10 0.47 2.34 Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 St. Louis Blues NHL 24 4 10 14 0 326 40.90 44.00 -1.70 45.20 -2.10 0.37 1.47 Playoffs 4 2 0 2 0
2020-2021 Russia WC 3 0 2 2 2
2021-2022 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 34 48 82 32 977 55.20 48.30 0.10 45.70 -1.60 1.60 3.26 Playoffs 12 6 3 9 0
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Active Contract

Signing Team St. Louis Blues logo
Signing Date July 7, 2015
Signing Status RFA
Agent Michael Liut
Standard Contract | 8 Years $60,000,000 9.09% of cap space
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Cap Hit $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000
UFA
AAV $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $9,500,000 $5,500,000 $9,500,000 $5,500,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $9,500,000 $5,500,000 $9,500,000 $5,500,000
Minors Salary $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $9,500,000 $5,500,000 $9,500,000 $5,500,000
Clauses NTC NTC NTC NTC
UFA Year
Buy It Out
Tarasenko now represented by Paul Theofanous; this contract signed and negotiated by Michael Liut

Contract History

Signing Team St. Louis Blues logo
Signing Date July 2, 2012
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $5,250,000 1.50% of cap space
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Cap Hit $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
RFA
AAV $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Performance Bonuses $850,000 $850,000 $850,000
Base Salary $810,000 $810,000 $810,000
Signing Bonuses $90,000 $90,000 $90,000
Total Salary $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
Minors Salary $67,500 $67,500 $67,500
Clauses
UFA Year