Ivan Provorov
22-Year-Old DefensemanD
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Russian defenseman took another big step forward in his development during his sophomore campaign. Playing in all 82 games for a second straight season, Provorov scored 17 goals and 41 points while posting a plus-17 rating (an improvement of 24). His shooting percentage jumped nearly five percent, but his shots, shot attempts and minutes also increased, indicating his improvement wasn't all pure luck. While Shayne Gostisbehere is viewed by many as the Flyers No. 1 defenseman, and for good reason, Provorov actually played nearly three more minutes per game than “Ghost” and was utilized more often at even strength. Gostisbehere gobbling up all the minutes on the power play somewhat limits Provorov's fantasy ceiling, but the 21-year-old is still and up-and-coming commodity that any owner should target in the middle rounds. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Flyers in July 2015.
Snaps 20-game goal drought
DPhiladelphia Flyers
February 13, 2019
Provorov scored on two shots and produced a plus-2 rating in a 5-4 victory against the Wild on Tuesday.
It was his first goal since Dec. 27, but still, his production hasn't been horrible as of late. Provorov has a goal and six points with a plus-3 rating in the last 13 games. Overall, he has five goals, 19 points and a minus-14 rating in 57 contests this season.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Provorov was expected to impress once he reached the NHL, and he didn't disappoint, instantly stepping into a major role that saw him average almost 22 minutes of ice time and play in all 82 games -- a gig that resulted in 30 points, most of which came at even strength. His power-play production probably won't see a spike with the Flyers’ second unit again looking like it may tend toward mediocrity, but the 2015 draft’s No. 7 overall pick is already a well-rounded NHL defenseman. He dishes out hits, he blocks shots, he takes shots, and he makes smart passes -- what more can you ask for in a 20-year-old? it'll be huge for his team if the Russian blueliner can take a step forward in 2017-18, as the Flyers need their youngsters to come into their own if they want to reverse last season’s struggles, and the smart money’s on Provorov to come through.
Already a highly regarded prospect after a point-per-game debut in the WHL two years ago, which caused the Flyers to use the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft on him, Provorov came into last season with great expectations – and exceeded them. He bettered the previous season’s marks with 21 goals and 73 points, finishing tied for third on the Brandon Wheat Kings in the latter category, and his plus-64 rating led the entire circuit (although, to be fair, the top five players on the list were all Wheat Kings). He enters the new season looking for a job in the NHL as the Flyers continue bringing along their new generation of high-upside blueliners – Shayne Gostisbehere, Provorov and Samuel Morin. Obviously, the talent is all there, but it’s asking a lot for the 19-year-old Provorov to deliver anything resembling the sort of instant offensive impact we saw from Gostisbehere last year.
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Producing some helpers
DPhiladelphia Flyers
January 30, 2019
Provorov has five assists, four of which coming at even strength, in the last 10 games.
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Failing to produce
DPhiladelphia Flyers
January 10, 2019
Provorov recorded a shot on net, one hit and three blocks in a 2-1 victory over the Stars on Thursday.
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Really struggling
DPhiladelphia Flyers
December 27, 2018
Provorov has one assist and no goals with a minus-10 rating in the last eight games.
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Improving production
DPhiladelphia Flyers
December 11, 2018
Provorov has been better lately, scoring a goal and three points in the last five games.
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Snaps six-game pointless streak
DPhiladelphia Flyers
November 27, 2018
Provorov posted two assists in a 4-3 loss to the Senators on Tuesday.
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