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Ilya Samsonov
Born 22 February 1997 (1997-02-22) (age 23),
Magnitogorsk, Russia
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Washington Capitals
Hershey Bears (AHL)
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 2015
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2014–present

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).

Playing careerEdit

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.[1] 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,[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2014–15 Stalnye Lisy MHL 18 11 4 1 1039 46 2 2.66 .908 2 1 1 127 6 0 2.83 .937
2014–15 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 1 0 0 0 21 2 0 5.50 .500
2015–16 Stalnye Lisy MHL 5 5 0 0 300 9 1 1.80 .935 1 0 1 63 3 0 2.82 .875
2015–16 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 19 6 4 3 853 29 2 2.04 .925 6 2 2 263 10 0 2.28 .916
2016–17 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 27 15 3 5 1127 40 2 2.13 .936 3 1 0 93 2 0 1.28 .949
2017–18 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 26 12 9 1 1325 51 3 2.31 .926 5 1 2 234 9 0 2.30 .913
2018–19 Hershey Bears AHL 37 20 14 2 2202 99 3 2.70 .898 5 2 3 342 17 0 2.99 .897
KHL totals 73 33 16 9 3327 122 7 2.20 .929 14 4 4 590 21 0 2.13 .920

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Russia.png Russia
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2016 Finland
Bronze 2017 Canada
Year Team Event Result GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2014 Russia U17 Bronze medal icon 3 1 2 0 179 17 0 5.71 .887
2015 Russia WJC18 5th 3 2 1 0 180 8 0 2.67 .934
2016 Russia WJC Silver medal icon 2 2 0 0 120 2 0 1.00 .956
2017 Russia WJC Bronze medal icon 6 3 3 0 370 13 2 2.11 .930
Junior totals 14 8 6 0 849 40 2

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
KHL
Gagarin Cup (Metallurg Magnitogorsk) 2016 [5]
International
WJC18 Best Goaltender 2015
WJC18 Top 3 player on Team 2015
WJC All-Star Team 2016
WJC Top 3 player on Team 2016

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jakub Vrána
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
2015
Succeeded by
Lucas Johansen



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