Ilya Sorokin
25-Year-Old GoalieG
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Sorokin has emerged as one of the NHL's most highly-anticipated prospects, regardless of position, over the past few years as he's absolutely dominated the KHL with CSKA Moscow. In 40 games with Moscow last season, the 2014 third-round pick registered a 26-10-3 record while posting an eye-popping 1.50 GAA and .935 save percentage. The 25-year-old Russian will finally be making his long-awaited voyage to North America in 2020-21, but he'll have to settle for a backup role behind Semyon Varlamov, at least to start the season. Coach Barry Trotz's defensively-sound system should make Sorokin's transition to the NHL a smooth one, and if he outperforms Varly early, Trotz likely won't hesitate to hand him the reins. Varlamov is still the far safer pick, but Sorokin's upside will be hard to pass up in the middle rounds of this year's fantasy drafts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract extension with the Islanders in July of 2020.
Loss in NHL debut
GNew York Islanders
January 16, 2021
Sorokin had 27 saves Saturday in his NHL debut, a 5-0 loss to the Rangers.
ANALYSIS
It was a sudden start after Semyon Varlamov was hit near the throat by a shot from a teammate during warmups. We're not sure if the team was rattled by the situation, but they pretty much left Sorokin on his own in his debut. The night was full of turnovers and bad plays. He's a talented netminder, but not a miracle worker.
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Will make NHL debut
GNew York Islanders
January 16, 2021
Sorokin will start Saturday for the Islanders as they take on the Rangers, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
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Has adjustments to make
GNew York Islanders
January 4, 2021
Sorokin will have several adjustments to make after coming to the Islanders from the KHL, Colin Stephenson reports.
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Secures extension
GNew York Islanders
July 14, 2020
Sorokin followed up his entry-level deal with a one-year extension with the Islanders for the 2020-21 campaign.
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Inks with Islanders
GNew York Islanders
July 13, 2020
Sorokin's agent tweeted Monday that he has signed a contract with the Islanders.
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Can't play upon restart
GNew York Islanders
July 10, 2020
Sorokin will be able to sign an entry-level deal this season but won't be eligible to play in the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
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