Spirit sign 2018 CHL import first round goal tender Ivan Prosvetov to a standard player agreement
Prosvetov was a fourth round selection of the Arizona Coyotes in the 2018 NHL draft earlier this summer....
By: Jason Marcoux
10th July, 2018
In an email press release this afternoon, Saginaw Spirit GM Dave Drinkill announced the signing of first round pick (15th overall) in the 2018 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft, 19 year old Russian goal tender Ivan Prosvetov
to an OHL standard player agreement.
“As an organization, we are pleased to welcome Ivan Prosvetov to the Spirit family,” Drinkill said. “We know that Ivan is excited to be here and contribute to the Great Lakes Bay Region on and off the ice. We look forward to watching him continue his hockey career here in Saginaw.”
A 6-foot-5, 175-pound native of Moscow, Russia, Prosvetov grew up playing in the Moskva 16u and 17u program prior to coming to America, where he played the 2016-17 season for the Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League, while moving to the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League for the 2017-18 season, before being selected by the Arizona Coyotes
in the fourth round (114 overall) in the 2018 NHL draft.
Prosvetov paced the Phantoms with 19-wins in 36-appearances with a 2.90 goals against average, along with a .913 saves percentage during the 2017-18 regular season, improving to a 2.58 GAA and a .921 SVS% to lead the Phantoms to the Clark Cup finals
in the USHL playoffs this year.
The talented Russian goal tender will be the front runner among a talented trio of goalies reporting for Spirit training camp near the end of August; a group which includes 2016 third round Spirit draft pick Cam Lamour,
who was the primary backup to Evan Cormier
(a fourth round pick of the New Jersey Devils in the 2016 NHL draft who aged out of the OHL) this past season, along with Tristan Lennox
(a second round pick in the 2018 OHL priority selection draft) who was considered the top goal tender in the 2018 OHL draft.