Avalanche's Varlamov allegedly stomped on girlfriend in drunken rage

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov allegedly abused his girlfriend in a drunken rage...

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov allegedly abused his girlfriend in a drunken rage Tuesday. (Denver Police/CBS Denver)

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, Last Updated: 12:32 PM ET

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov was arrested Wednesday on domestic violence-related charges after allegedly throwing his girlfriend against a wall and stomping on her in a drunken rage.

According to CBS Denver, the victim’s lawyer, Robert Abrams, said the woman claims Varlamov spent Monday afternoon drinking excessively before the incident, which occurred at the goalie’s apartment Tuesday morning.

Abrams said she also claims Varlamov had abused her repeatedly and this was the final straw.

“This time Evie said to us, ‘That’s it, go lock him up’ ” Abrams said. “This girl is 5-foot-3, 100-and-nothing pounds; he’s a 6-foot-2, 210-pound professional athlete. This is a very sizable force approaching you. This is terrifying.”

Abrams said she was hospitalized for her injuries.

Multiple reports identify the victim as Russian model Eugenia Vavrinyuk.

Varlamov’s father, Alexander, told Russian media outlet R-Sport on Thursday that his son is innocent.

“I can only say one thing with complete responsibility: No crime has been committed whatsoever,” he said.

Denver police say Varlamov turned himself in Wednesday. According to the Denver Post, he was arrested on second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault charges.

The Avs released a statement Wednesday night.

“The Colorado Avalanche organization is aware of the allegations concerning Semyon Varlamov,” the team said. “At this time, and until the conclusion of this investigation, the Avalanche organization will have no further comment on this situation.”

Varlamov has gone 7-1-0 with the Avalanche this season and is among the NHL leaders in goals-against average and save percentage.


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