Vasily Koshechkin is one of the most reliable goalkeepers of the KHL. Many clubs wanted to get this goalkeeper. Vasily has extensive experience playing for the club, as well as for the national team. This goalkeeper has won many club and personal awards due to his reliable game.
Vasily Koshechkin was born on March 27, 1983 in the city of Tolyatti. In this small Volga city hockey enjoys great love. Togliatti sports school has always been famous for its talented students. A large number of children come to hockey school “Lada” to learn hockey skills. Koshechkin was lucky, because his first coach was Nikolai Nikolayev. This specialist has revealed many talents to the world. Since childhood Koshechkin had a tall stature, which undoubtedly influenced his style of play.
After graduating from the local hockey school, Vasily Koshechkin continued his career at the Olympia club from Kirovo-Chepetsk. And next year, the goalkeeper moved to the Almetyevsk “Neftyanik”. Koshechkin had to play a few seasons in the Higher Hockey League. He needed to gain experience and eliminate flaws in the game. In 2002, this goalkeeper chose the Tampa Bay Lightning club in the draft.
Career in the Super League
Vasily Koshechkin after appearances in the highest league returned home and became the main goalkeeper of the Tolyatino club “Lada”. At home, he played for 5 years. During this time, Koshechkin became one of the most sought-after goalkeepers of the Russian hockey championship. He was offered a good contract Kazan “Ak Bars”, and Koshechkin immediately decided to move to a new club. However, in Kazan, Vasily did not become the main goalkeeper. For several games held, the goalkeeper had bad statistics. “Ak Bars” broke the contract with Vasily, and he returned to his native “Lada”. In the 2009-2010 season, Koshechkin moved to Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
Going to 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 Severstal team from Cherepovets. Vasily in “Severstal” possessed a high reliability factor. Fans as a result of the voting called Koshechkin the best goalkeeper in the history of the club. The management team decided to extend the contract with him until 2013. After the end of the contract goalkeeper returned to the “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. As part of the national team, he became the winner of this tournament, winning silver and bronze once. In addition to the World Cup, Koshechkin played for the national hockey team at the Euro Hockey Tour. Play at the Olympics this goalkeeper never failed.
Vasily Koshechkin is a hockey player, a photo of which can often be found among cheerleaders. He is happily married for a long time. He met his wife in Tolyatti. She works as an editor in a local magazine. The couple has three children. Koshechkin spends most of his free time with his wife and children. Spouses always find the opportunity to see each other.
At the moment, Vasily Koshechkin is protecting the gates of Metallurg Magnitogorsk. His reliable game allows this club to achieve high results. The famous Russian goalkeeper, despite his age, is not going to end his hockey career. For great victories, Vasily received the title of Honored Master of Sports and the gratitude of the President.