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Name: Ilya Proskuryakov (#0/2005 NHL Draft)

Height: 180cm/5'11"
Weight: 72kg/158.4 lb
Position: Goalie
Shoots: Left
Born: 1987-02-21
Birthplace: Magnitogorsk, Russia

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KHL Eight Round: prospects report from Ak Bars vs. Magnitogorsk (09/20/2008)
Konstantin Barulin (St. Louis Blues): Your professionalism depends on your upbringing (08/11/2007)
U18 Team Russia Lineup, Evaluation and Grades - Defensemen and Goalies (2005 NHL Entry Draft Scouting) (09/17/2004)
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05/20/2009 KHL awards

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  The first KHL night has been held on May 15th, with more than 20 awards given out. Ak Bars Kazan players swapped the awards ceremony catching six individual trophies and other two for club merits. In the inaugural season’s KHL Night the league’s board delivered more than twenty awards and the most rewarded player has been Danis Zaripov , who got into the All-Star team, was recognized as regular season’s MVP and won the Iron Man Award. Differently from the last few seasons Aleksey Morozov was left off statistical awards, but he did clinch the playoffs MVP honors. Georgi Gelashvili of Lokomotiv Yaroslav has been recognized as season’s top goalie, while Ilya Proskuryakov got the Aleksei Cherepanov award for the best rookie. ( article by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
01/26/2009 Young goalie Ilya Proskuryakov earns a shutout and scores a goal!

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  A former ranked NHL draft prospect and Russian junior national team goalie, 1987 born Ilya Proskuryakov earned an important shutout and also scored the first ever goal by a goalie in the KHL during a close contest against HC Ak Bars. The young netminder turned aside 29 shots and while his club was leading 1:0 with just 15 seconds left in the game Proskuryakov tried to clear the puck out of the zone, but his clear became a shot when it bounced past defenseman Ilya Nikulin (Atlanta Thrashers) and eventually made to the net, hitting the post before rolling in. Proskuryakov has enjoyed a career season with HC Metallurg, taking over the starting position and playing 33 games, winning 21 of them (3rd in the league) with an impressive 92%save percentage and 2.15 GAA. Along with Georgy Gellashvilli and Stanislav Galimov , he remains one of the top undrafted goalies to skate in Russia.
04/01/2008 Semifinals - Lokomotiv vs. Metallurg 2:1 (series 3:0): Varlmaov is solid

Super League -  Lokomotiv and Metallurg met for the third, and eventually final, match of the semifinals. Interestingly, the game was attended by Konstantin Rudenko (Philadelphia Flyers), who was seriously injured by Darius Kasparaitis (New York Rangers). The young player is still seriously injured but came out to support his squad. Metallurg had the first chance when Jan Marek broke to Semen Varlamov (Washington Capitals), but the goalie calmly deflects the shot. Alexei Mikhnov (Edmonton Oilers) scored the first goal after skating from behind the net and his shot/pass hits the skate of Metallurg’s defenseman Alexander Seluyanov (Detroit Red Wings) and goes into the net. Former NHL defenseman Martin Shtabak ties the game up 1:1. The game remained heated for the next 30 minutes but neither team was able to score, even though Alexei Yashin and Vitali Anikienko (Ottawa Senators) had some great chances, but the game still went to overtime penalty shots. Goalie Ilya Proskuryakov did not save his team this time, letting in critical penalty shots while Varlamov denied everyone including Jan Marek. Lokomotiv will now face HC Salavat Yulayev in the finals.
03/18/2008 Dynamo vs. Metallurg Mg. 0:1 (series 2:2) – Shootout expert wins
12/24/2006 Surprising omissions from Russia's U20 roster
Scouting Evaluations:
KHL Eight Round: prospects report from Ak Bars vs. Magnitogorsk
U18 Team Russia Lineup, Evaluation and Grades - Defensemen and Goalies (2005 NHL Entry Draft Scouting)
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #2
Rank 2: #2
Rank 3: #2 Ranking Comments:Continues to be the starting goalie for Russia's U18 squad. Played well at the U18 World Cup.
Rank 4: #2
Rank 1: #26
Rank 2: #31
Rank 3: #31
Talent Analysis:
Scout 1: Showed solid reflexes and flexibility...moves well in the goal area... a very good skater...needs to improve his butterfly, as he got scored on a few times through the five hole...needs to improve his stick work.
Scout 2: A quick goalie with solid athleticism and dexterity...possesses good leg quickness and is tough to beat on the initial shot...solid down low, but gets an odd soft goal through his five-hole...covers the upper half quite well with his above average glove hand... plays his angles well... quick to recover when he drops to a butterfly...stays square on the shooter most of the time...doesn't show significant trouble with handling pressure...needs to upgrade on his puck handling skills.
Scout 3: A pure butterfly goalie...stays on his knees practically the entire game...very maneuverable on his knees when down in the butterfly...good glove hand with above average quickness...above average overall reaction...very good skater skater
Back In Russia:
Ilya Proskuryakov is the product of the Metallurg hockey school in Magnitogorsk. The young goaltender has been a member of Russia’s ’87 born national team since the 2002-03 season and has consistently been the squad’s starting netminder. 2004-05 season: Proskuryakov continues to be the starting goaltender for Russia’s U18 squad. In Russia, he has shared the goaltending duties with Anton Khudobin (Minnesota Wild) on Metallurg’s junior farm club Metallurg 2. During a stretch in late December, the young goalie was the backup for Super League’s Metallurg in the absence of Khudobin and newly signed Evgeni Nabokov (San Jose Sharks). He made his Super League debut on December 22nd, when he replace Malkov in Metallurg’s net after the veteran surrendered three goals. Proskuryakov held up well, allowing three goals on 21 shots in more than two periods of play.
NHL Outlook:
Ilya Proskuryakov is eligible for the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. An butterfly goaltender with impressive quickness and reaction, he has boosted his draft stock by delivering solid performances in the first two U18 tournaments of the 2004-05 season. A lot will depend on the young goaltender’s performance at the U18 WJC.
RP Projection: 8th round
Season Club League GP W L T GAA GA min SV PIM
2007-08 Metallurg (Magnitiogorsk) Super League (Reg.) 13 1 3 0 12 12 372 NA
2006-07 U20 Team Russia (87) 4 Nations Tourn. (Sweden) (Intl.) 3 3 0 0 0.4 1 160 NA 0
2004-05 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC (Intl.) 3 2 1 0 2.71 7 155 0.914 0
2004-05 U18 Team Russia 5 Nations Tournament (Intl.) 3 1 2 0 3.39 9 159 0.899 0
2004-05 Metallurg (Mg.) 2 1st League (Reg.) 11 NA NA NA NA 0
2004-05 Metallurg (Mg.) Super League (Reg.) 1 0 0 0 3.89 3 46 0.858 0
2004-05 U18 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.) 2 2 0 0 2.03 3 89 0.906 0
2004-05 U18 Team Russia U18 World Cup (Intl.) 4 2 2 0 2.0 7 220 73 0
2003-04 Metallurg (Mg.) 87 Jr. League (Finals) 2 1.5 3 NA NA 0
2002-03 Metallurg (Mg.) 87 Jr. League (Finals) 7 7 0 0 1.71 12 NA NA 0
2002-03 Team Russia 87 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.) 2 NA 6 NA NA 2
2002-03 Team Ural 87 Regional Tourn. (Intl.) 3 1.67 5 180 NA 0
2001-02 Metallurg (Mg.) 87 Jr. League (Finals) 9 9 0 0 1.13 10 533 NA 0
2001-02 Team Ural 87 Regional Tourn. (Intl.) 5 5 0 0 0.86 4 276 NA 0
2000-01 Metallurg (Mg.) 87 Jr. League (Finals) 9 9 0 0 0.407 3 442 NA 0
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