Ilya Sorokin

Ilya Sorokin

27-Year-Old GoalieG
New York Islanders
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Sorokin was blitzed for five goals by the Rangers in his NHL debut before allowing four or more goals just three times the rest of the season. His final numbers (13-6-3, 3 shutouts, 2.17 GAA, .918 save percentage) were exceptional behind a defensive-minded Islanders team. Sorokin was widely regarded as the best goaltender in the KHL prior to his arrival stateside and he worked extremely well in tandem with fellow Russian Semyon Varlamov. Varlamov has two years left on his contract and Isles coach Barry Trotz has always been a coach that uses both his goalies a ton, so Sorokin is looking at another timeshare. He has additional fantasy value in leagues that allow daily lineup changes as opposed to weekly. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $12 million contract extension with the Islanders in September of 2021.
Outstanding sophomore season
GNew York Islanders
May 22, 2022
Sorokin was fantastic in his second season with the Islanders, as he posted a 2.40 GAA and .925 save percentage.
ANALYSIS
Perhaps with more team success, Sorokin could have earned some Vezina Trophy consideration. His save percentage was second in the NHL, and his GAA was fourth. If you like advanced analytics, his 29.8 goals saved above average were second in the league behind only Igor Shesterkin of the Rangers. Sorokin is clearly in line to be the starting goaltender for the Islanders next season regardless of whether Semyon Varlamov remains with the team.
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Sorokin has emerged as one of the NHL's most highly-anticipated prospects, regardless of position, over the past few years as he's absolutely dominated the KHL with CSKA Moscow. In 40 games with Moscow last season, the 2014 third-round pick registered a 26-10-3 record while posting an eye-popping 1.50 GAA and .935 save percentage. The 25-year-old Russian will finally be making his long-awaited voyage to North America in 2020-21, but he'll have to settle for a backup role behind Semyon Varlamov, at least to start the season. Coach Barry Trotz's defensively-sound system should make Sorokin's transition to the NHL a smooth one, and if he outperforms Varly early, Trotz likely won't hesitate to hand him the reins. Varlamov is still the far safer pick, but Sorokin's upside will be hard to pass up in the middle rounds of this year's fantasy drafts.
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Ends strong season on bit of skid
GNew York Islanders
April 29, 2022
Sorokin made 27 saves in a 6-4 loss to the Lightning on Friday. He allowed four five goals.
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Poised to defend cage Friday
GNew York Islanders
April 29, 2022
Sorokin is set to start Friday's home clash with Tampa Bay, per NHL.com.
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Leaves ice first
GNew York Islanders
April 26, 2022
Sorokin was the first goalie off the ice at Tuesday's morning skate, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports, indicating he'll guard the crease on the road versus Washington.
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Rattled by Sabres
GNew York Islanders
April 23, 2022
Sorokin made 30 saves in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Sabres.
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Starting in Buffalo
GNew York Islanders
April 23, 2022
Sorokin will patrol the crease during Saturday's road game versus the Sabres, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
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