Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov arrested on domestic violence charges


Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov was arrested Wednesday night  on domestic violence-related charges, which included kidnapping, reports The Denver Post.

Varlamov, who is 7-1 as the starting goalie this season for the Avs, turned himself in to police around 6 p.m. and is being held without bond on second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault charges, Denver Police said.

The police charges stem from an incident that happened Tuesday in the 1700 block of Bassett St., police said.

According to the Post, the kidnapping charge is a Class 4 felony, punishable by to two to six years in prison.  Class 4 felony kidnapping is defined by taking someone and moving them to another place without their consent.

The assault charge is a misdemeanor.

Varlamov will remain in jail overnight because he cannot post bail due to the assault charge. Varlamov must first appear before a judge — he has a court date set for 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

The Avs issued a statement about the arrest:

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


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