Vasily Koshechkin is one of the most reliable goalkeepers of the KHL. Many clubs wanted to get this goalkeeper. Vasily has a lot of experience playing for the club, as well as for the national team. Due to his reliable game, this goalkeeper won many club and personal awards.
Vasily Koshechkin was born on March 27, 1983 in the city of Togliatti. In this small Privolzhsky city hockey enjoys a lot of love. Togliatti sports school has always been famous for its talented students. In the hockey school "Lada" comes a large number of children to learn hockey skills. Koshechkin was lucky, because his first coach was Nikolai Nikolaev. This specialist has opened a lot of talent to the world. Koshechkin since childhood had a high growth, which undoubtedly influenced his style of play.
After graduating from the local hockey school, Vasily Koshechkin continued his career at the Olimpia club from Kirovo-Chepetsk. And the following year the goalkeeper moved to Almetyevsky "Neftyanik". Koshechkin had to play several seasons in the Higher Hockey League. He needed to gain experience and eliminate shortcomings in the game. In 2002, this goalkeeper chose the club "Tampa Bay Lightning" in the draft.
Career in Super League
Vasily Koshechkin returned to his homeland after appearances in the higher league and became the main goalkeeper of Togliatti club "Lada". At home, he played 5 years. During this time Koshechkin became one of the most sought-after goalkeepers of the Russian ice hockey championship. He offered a good contract Kazan "Ak Bars", and Koshechkin immediately decided to move to a new club. However, in Kazan, Basil did not become the main goalkeeper. For several games played, the goalkeeper had poor statistics. "Ak Bars" broke the contract with Vasily, and he again returned to his native "Lada". In the 2009-2010 season Koshechkin moved to Magnitogorsk Metallurg.
Going to the Severstal Club and returning to Magnitogorsk
Vasily Koshechkin, hockey player now with experience, after a successful performance in Magnitogorsk decided to continue his career in the team, "Severstal" from Cherepovets. Vasily in Severstal had a high coefficient of reliability. Fans as a result of voting called Koshechkin the best goalkeeper in the history of the club. The management of the team decided to extend the contract with him until 2013. After the termination of the agreement the goalkeeper again returned to "Metallurg". The contract was signed for 4 years. During this time, Vasily Koshechkin became a two-time winner of the Gagarin Cup.
Koshechkin often called in the national team to participate in the world championships. In total, this goalkeeper played at five world championships. He was a winner of this tournament in the national team, he won silver and bronze one time. In addition to the World Cup, Koshechkin played for the national team at the Euro Hockey Tour. To play at the Olympics this goalkeeper never failed.
Vasily Koshechkin - hockey player, a photo of which can often be found among the cheerleaders. He has been married for a long time and happily. I met my wife in Togliatti. She works as an editor in a local magazine. A married couple brings up three children. Most of his free time Koshechkin spends with his wife and children. Spouses always find the opportunity to see each other.
At the moment, Vasily Koshechkin defends the gates of Magnitogorsk Metallurg. His reliable game allows this club to achieve high results. The famous Russian goalkeeper, despite his age, is not going to finish his hockey career. For great victories, Vasily was awarded the title of Honored Master of Sports and the President's gratitude.