Flyers Sign Ivan Fedotov to Contract Extension

The Philadelphia Flyers have made a notable roster move, as they have signed goaltender Ivan Fedotov to a two-year, $6.5 million contract extension. He will carry a $3.25 million cap hit starting next season.

There were several reports that the Flyers were working on a two-year extension with Fedotov, and now it has officially come to fruition. With this, he will continue to be a key part of the Flyers' future and look to blossom into an NHL star goalie. 

Fedotov, 27, appeared in three games for the Flyers after signing a deal with the club late into the season. In them, the Russian netminder struggled, as he had a 0-1-1 record, a 4.95 GAA, and a .811 SV%. While he ran into trouble, the expectation is that he will emerge as an impactful NHL goalie, as he had plenty of success in the KHL. 

Fedotov's cap hit is notably higher than expected, but that was the price agreed upon to get Fedotov to come to the NHL, according to The Fourth Period's Anthony Di Marco. 

Fedotov had a strong season with CSKA Moscow in 2023-24, as he had a .914 SV% and a 2.37 GAA in 44 KHL games. He has had even better seasons in the KHL in the past, as he had a .931 SV%, a .925 SV%, a .919 SV% over his three previous seasons. Thus, the future is bright for the 6-foot-7 goaltender. It's just a matter of adjusting to the NHL level.

We will need to wait and see how well Fedotov performs for the Flyers after signing this nice extension from here. 

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