According to The Athletic’s Corey Pronman, Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect Ivan Fedotov has been named to Russia’s national team for an upcoming international tournament. The details of the tournament haven’t been shared yet, as the Orange and Black’s pick is one of three goalies named to the roster.
Russia announces a national team roster for an upcoming international tournament. Marchenko-CBJ, Morozov-VGK, Voronkov-CBJ and Samorukov-EDM among those called. pic.twitter.com/4qU0bFX8MI— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) December 7, 2020
As we wrote about last week, the Flyers’ seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft is putting together his second straight impressive campaign over in the KHL. After he posted a .931 save percentage in 32 games for Traktor Chelyabinsk last year, Fedotov has a record of 8-4-1 in 14 appearances for the club in 2020-21 with a .926 save percentage, 1.98 goals against average, and one shutout. Out of all the goalies who have played in 750 or more minutes this season Fedotov is sixth in save percentage and fourth in GAA. The KHL backup should be in the Flyers’ plans for the future, as the club holds his signing rights indefinitely.
Fedotov will be sharing the blue paint with Alexander Samonov and Mikhail Berdin. Samonov is a 25-year-old who is 3-2-1 with SKA St. Petersburg this season while posting a .910 save percentage and 2.54 GAA. Berdin is a 2016 sixth-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets who signed his entry-level contract in May of 2018. He is 6-3-2 on a loan with SKA St. Petersburg as he has a .916 save percentage and 2.49 GAA through 13 outings.
The rest of the roster features other NHL prospects including: Rushan Rafikov and Pavel Karnaukhov (Calgary Flames), Dmitri Samorukov (Edmonton Oilers), Kirill Marchenko and Dmitri Voronkov (Columbus Blue Jackets), Ivan Morozov (Vegas Golden Knights), and Yegor Korshkov (Toronto Maple Leafs).
The squad also features former NHLers Vadim Shipachyov, Alexei Marchenko, Igor Ozhiganov, Viktor Antipin, Yegor Yakovlev, Andrei Chibisov, Sergei Tolchinsky, Maxim Mamin, and Nikita Soshnikov. Anton Burdasov, a forward the Flyers showed interest in signing in the past, is also on the roster.