Ivan Provorov

Ivan Provorov
Euro Hockey Challenge, Switzerland vs. Russia, 22nd April 2017 59.JPG
Born (1997-01-13) 13 January 1997 (age 21)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Philadelphia Flyers
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 7th overall, 2015
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2016–present

Ivan Vladimirovich Provorov (Russian: Иван Владимирович Проворов; born 13 January 1997) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).[1]

Playing career[]

Provorov played with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the United States Hockey League before he was selected in the CHL Import Draft, 30th overall by the Brandon Wheat Kings.[2] He opted to report to the Wheat Kings for the 2014–15 season on 14 August 2014.[3]

After being rated as a top prospect, he was selected seventh overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Flyers.[4] Provorov signed an entry-level contract with the Flyers on 3 July 2015.[5]

Provorov won the WHL championship with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the 2015–16 season[6] and was named WHL defenceman of the year.[7] However, in the following 2016 Memorial Cup tournament the team failed to win a game. Provorov was also named the CHL Defenceman of the Year for the 2015–16 season.

After a good showing at the Flyers training camp the next season, he was added to the team[1] and made his NHL debut on 14 October 2016 in Los Angeles against the Los Angeles Kings. He recorded his first NHL point, an assist, in the same game. Provorov scored his first NHL goal on 23 November 2016 against Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning. At the end of the 2016–17 season, the Flyers awarded Provorov with the Barry Ashbee Trophy, which is given to the team's "outstanding defenseman" from the season.[8] Provorov became only the third rookie defensemen to win the award for the Flyers, after Norm Barnes and teammate Shayne Gostisbehere (who had become the 2nd just the year before).

In Game 6 of the first round of the 2018 playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Provorov played with a Grade 3 AC Separation.[9] This injury normally requires an 8 week healing process, however Provorov showed his tenacity and played through the pain to try to keep the Flyers' season alive. Provorov and the Flyers would fall to the Penguins 8-5 in Game 6, and ultimately lose the series 4-2.

Career statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 56 6 13 19 32
2014–15 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 60 15 46 61 42 19 2 11 13 10
2015–16 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 62 21 52 73 16 21 3 10 13 14
2016–17 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 6 24 30 34
2017–18 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 17 24 41 20 6 0 3 3 0
NHL totals 164 23 48 71 54 6 0 3 3 0

International[]

Medal record
Representing  Russia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Germany/France
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2015 Canada
Silver medal – second place 2016 Finland
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Russia WJC18 5th 5 0 0 0 0
2015 Russia WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 0 1 1 0
2016 Russia WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 0 8 8 2
2017 Russia WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 0 3 3 6
Junior totals 19 0 9 9 2
Senior totals 10 0 3 3 6

Awards and honors[]

Award Year
Ed Chynoweth Cup 2015–16 [6]
Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy 2015–16 [7]

References[]

  1. ^ a b "Travis Konecny, Ivan Provorov will make Flyers roster, Ron Hextall confirms". Philly.com. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Ivan Provorov draft prospect detail". National Hockey League. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  3. ^ "Wheat Kings import on his way". Brandon Wheat Kings. 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  4. ^ "NHL Central Scouting final rankings". National Hockey League. 2015-04-08. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  5. ^ "Flyers sign 2015 first round draft pick Ivan Provorov to an entry-level contract". Philadelphia Flyers. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Brandon Wheat Kings Win 2016 WHL Championship Series". Wester Hockey League. 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2016-12-05.
  7. ^ a b "Ivan Provorov named top WHL Defenseman". Philadelphia Flyers. 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2016-12-05.
  8. ^ Carchidi, Sam (8 April 2017). "Wayne Simmonds, Ivan Provorov among Flyers' award winners". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  9. ^ Boruk, John (April 15, 2018). "Ivan Provorov Played Game 6 With a Grade 3 AC Separation". nbcphiladelphia.com. Retrieved April 25, 2018.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Travis Sanheim
Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
2015
Succeeded by
Travis Konecny