Vitali Kravtsov is a Russian professional ice hockey player. His playing position is a winger and he is currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Vitali Kravtsov was drafted ninth overall by the New York Rangers in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. On 25th February 2023, he was traded from the Rangers to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Will Lockwood and a seventh-round draft pick in 2026.
Where is Vitali Kravtsov from?
Vitali Kravtsov was born to his parents on 23rd December 1999. He is from Vladivostok, Russia. He is Russian when it comes to his nationality while his ethnical background race is Russian-White. Vitali Yuryevich Kravtsov is the full name of the ice hockey player. He celebrated his 23rd birthday on December 23, 1999. He started playing hockey on the outside rinks of the city, as the first closed rink was built when he was seven years old.
Vitali started playing under the influence of his father. “My father played hockey when he was young,” he explained during an interview with championat.com. “He really wanted me to play hockey. He brought me everywhere: to the Czech Republic, America, Canada… Then we arrived in Chelyabinsk. My mom stayed with me, while my dad stayed in Vladivostok because of his job. And all of this just to get me to play hockey. It was very hard at first. I have to thank my parents for all the time and energy they spent on me.”
Vitali Kravtsov Ice Hockey Career
- Vitali, during his 2016-2017 season, made his KHL debut. He tied the KHL record for most points by an 18-year-old in the postseason during the 2018 KHL playoffs but later the record was broken on 21st March 2018.
- He was drafted ninth overall by the New York Rangers in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on 22nd June 2018. On 3rd May 2019, he was signed by the Rangers to a three-year, entry-level contract.
- He was assigned to make his North American debut with AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, to start the 2019–20 season after the Ranger’s 2019 training camp.
- On 28th October 2019, he opted to continue his development back in Russia, securing a loan for the remainder of the season with his former club, Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL.
- He successfully appeared in 11 games in his return to Chelyabinsk, recording 3 points, before his loan was ended prematurely by the Rangers and he was re-assigned to rejoin the Wolf Pack on 13 December 2019.
- On 30th August 2020, he signed a one-year extension with Traktor Chelyabinsk. He made his NHL debut in the Rangers’ 3–2 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres on 3 April 2021. He hit his debut NHL goal against the New Jersey Devils on 18th April 2021.
- On 3rd November, he was loaned to Traktor Chelyabins. He signed a one-year contract extension with the Rangers on 13th June 2022.
- Later, he rejected a contract extension to remain with Traktor, Kravtsov opted to return to the Rangers and signed a one-year, $875,000 contract for the 2022–23 season on 12 June 2022. He was then traded from the Rangers to the Vancouver Canucks.
- Internationally, Vitali represented the Russian national junior team at the 2019 World Junior Championships in Vancouver, Canada.
- Vitali finished the tournament with 6 points in 7 games, helping Russia claim the bronze medal against the Swiss national junior team on 6 January 2019.
Who is Vitali Kravtsov’s girlfriend?
Vitali Kravtsov is not dating anyone at a moment and he does not have a girlfriend as of now. He is fully focused on his NHL career rather than being in a relationship. He is enjoying his present life happily without any disturbances. There are no records or rumors about his relationship and affairs with anyone. He is straight when it comes to his sexual orientaiton.
How much is Vitali Kravtsov’s net worth?
Vitali Kravtsov is a NHL player. He is playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). In 2022-23, Kravtsov will earn a base salary of $875,000, while carrying a cap hit of $875,000.
As of 2023, the net worth of Vitali Kravtsov is estimated to have $5 million. His main source of wealth comes from his hockey career. He lives a cool lifestyle right now and he is enjoying his life a lot.
How tall is Vitali Kravtsov?
Vitali Kravtsov is a handsome man with dark brown hair color while he has a green pair of eyes. He has a clean shaved face look.
Vitali stands at a peak height of 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) whereas his body weight consists of 189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb). He has an athletic body type with an attractive personality.