Flyers Sign 6'8" Prospect Seven Years After Drafting Him

Seven years later, the Philadelphia Flyers are finally bringing goaltending prospect Ilya Fedotov to North America, signing him to a one-year, entry-level contract. 

As noted by Charlie O'Connor of The Athletic, the massive 6'8" goaltender was originally drafted by the Flyers, in the 7th round, way back in 2015. Now 25 years old, his career in the KHL has been noteworthy, as he's registered a 2.13 goals against average, to go with an equally-impressive .925 save percentage. 

He seems to have reached his zenith over the past year, posting a stellar 1.61 GAA and a .942SV% with two shutouts in the six games for Russia in the Winter Olympics. For his club team, CSKA Moscow, he had a 16-6 record with a 1.85 GAA and .937 SV% in leading them to the league championship. 

He'll team up with (and quite possibly overtake) Carter Hart as the Flyers goaltending tandem for 2022-23.

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