Ilya Sorokin
Ilya Sorokin
25-Year-Old GoalieG
New York Islanders
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.
Victorious in playoff debut
GNew York Islanders
May 16, 2021
Sorokin turned aside 39 of 42 shots in a 4-3 overtime win over Pittsburgh in Game 1 on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
With No. 1 netminder Semyon Varlamov (lower body) on the shelf, the rookie Sorokin drew the first playoff start of his NHL career and responded well, with 36 of his 39 stops coming at even strength. The 25-year-old went 13-6-3 during the regular season with a 2.17 GAA and .918 save percentage, and he will carry the goaltending load for the Islanders as long as Varlamov remains sidelined.
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Starting Game 1
GNew York Islanders
May 16, 2021
Sorokin led the Islanders onto the ice for pregame warmups and will start Game 1 against Pittsburgh on Sunday, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.
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Takes OT loss in relief
GNew York Islanders
May 10, 2021
Sorokin turned aside 10 of 11 shots after replacing Semyon Varlamov (undisclosed) to begin the third period of Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins.
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Corrects struggles and wins
GNew York Islanders
May 8, 2021
Sorokin made 23 saves in a 5-1 win over the Devils on Saturday.
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Gets nod Saturday
GNew York Islanders
May 8, 2021
Sorokin will start Saturday's game against New Jersey, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
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Winless in last three starts
GNew York Islanders
May 4, 2021
Sorokin turned aside 28 of 31 shots Tuesday in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Sabres.
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