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Kirill Gotovets
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Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Manitoba Moose
Milwaukee Admirals
Rockford IceHogs
HC Dinamo Minsk
National team Template:Country data BLR
NHL Draft 183rd overall, 2009
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2014–present

Kirill Gotovets (born June 25, 1991) is a Belarusian ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL).

He was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning 183rd overall in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

Kirill played for four years at Cornell University between 2010 and 2014. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning as number 183 overall, in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

On April 2, 2013, his NHL rights were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Philippe Paradis. He was also a first round selection in the 2009 KHL Junior Draft.

On July 21, 2014, Kirill signed a one-year AHL contract with Blackhawks affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs. On June 12, 2015, he was signed to another one-year AHL contract with the Rockford IceHogs for the 2015-16 season.

After spending much of the 2014-15 season playing for the ECHL's Indy Fuel, Kirill was called up to Rockford towards the end of the regular season and saw further action in 8 Calder Cup Playoff matches, netting the game-winning goal in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

After two seasons with the IceHogs, Kirill left as a free agent to sign a one-year deal to return to Belarus with HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League on July 28, 2016. In the ensuing 2016-17 season, he added to the depth in the blueline, appearing in 24 games for 5 points.

On July 10, 2017, Kirill opted to return to North America, agreeing to a one-year AHL contract with Canadian based club, the Manitoba Moose (the affiliate team of the Winnipeg Jets).

International PlayEdit

Kirill was named to the Belarus men's national ice hockey team for competition at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.

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