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Sorokin leads small but growing group of NHL-drafted goaltenders competing in Russia

Photo: CSKA Moscow goaltender and New York Islanders prospect Ilya Sorokin turned in a strong 2015-16 regular season, and has duplicated that effort in the KHL playoffs with a 1.17 goals-against and .949 save percentage (courtesy of Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)


</p>In recent years, Russia has become a better producer of quality goaltenders. Proof of that is the number of NHL-drafted netminders competing in the KHL and minor leagues, which is in a modest growth trend. Many young, Russian goalies are experiencing an upward career progression, and almost all the goaltenders drafted in the last few years have an excellent chance of becoming solid NHL players, with the exception of Sergei Kostenko, who was a seventh round pick of the Washington Capitals in 2012.… read more

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Igor Bobkov sure has great stats this season! He is about to turn 26 years old and it has often been said that big guys take longer to develop.
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=34768
It appears that his KHL contract will expire at the end of this season. If he wanted to try the NHL next season, would his rights remain with Anaheim or would he be a UFA?

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Igor Bobkov sure has great stats this season! He is about to turn 26 years old and it has often been said that big guys take longer to develop.
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=34768
It appears that his KHL contract will expire at the end of this season. If he wanted to try the NHL next season, would his rights remain with Anaheim or would he be a UFA?
I think they didn't qualify him, so he is a UFA.

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