|Born|| 22 February 1997,|
| 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
| NHL team (P)|
| Washington Capitals|
Hershey Bears (AHL)
|NHL Draft|| 22nd overall, 2015|
Ilya Alexeyevich Samsonov (Russian: Илья Алексеевич Самсонов; born 22 February 1997) is a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays with the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract as a prospect to the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Samsonov made his Kontinental Hockey League debut playing in relief with Metallurg Magnitogorsk during the 2014–15 KHL season on 11 December 2014, against Sibir Novosibirsk. After a successful junior season with Metallurg's Junior club, Stalnye Lisy, Samsonov was ranked as the top European Goalie in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and was the first goaltender drafted, being taken 22nd overall by the Washington Capitals.
Following the 2017–18 season, his fourth season in the KHL with Metallurg, Samsonov embarked on his NHL ambition in signing a three-year, entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals on May 4, 2018. Samsonov was called up from the AHL Hershey Bears as insurance following Braden Holtby's upper body injury. He suited up as back-up goalie to Pheonix Copley for the November 16, 2018 game against the Colorado Avalanche.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|Competitor for Russia|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honorsEdit
|Gagarin Cup (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)||2016|||
|WJC18 Best Goaltender||2015|
|WJC18 Top 3 player on Team||2015|
|WJC All-Star Team||2016|
|WJC Top 3 player on Team||2016|
- ↑ Ilya Samsonov player profile. Kontinental Hockey League (2015-05-15). Retrieved on 2015-05-15.
- ↑ NHL Central's final rankings. National Hockey League (2015-04-08). Retrieved on 2015-04-08.
- ↑ "Capitals sign Ilya Samsonov". Washington Capitals (2018-05-04). Retrieved on 2018-05-04.
- ↑ "Capitals' Ilya Samsonov: Recalled from minors", CBSSports.com. (en)
- ↑ "Magnitogorsk wins 2nd Gagarin Cup in 3 years". rt.com (2016-04-19). Retrieved on 2016-04-19.
|Awards and achievements|
|Washington Capitals first round draft pick|
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