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

Ivan Provorov
Euro Hockey Challenge, Switzerland vs. Russia, 22nd April 2017 59.JPG
Provorov in 2017
Born (1997-01-13) 13 January 1997 (age 22)
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

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Playing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

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

Provorov won the WHL championship with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the 2015–16 season[4] and was named WHL defenceman of the year.[5] 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.

ProfessionalEdit

Philadelphia FlyersEdit

After being rated as a top prospect, Provorov was selected seventh overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers.[6] On 3 July 2015, he signed an entry-level contract with the Flyers.[7]

After a strong showing at the Flyers' training camp, he was added to the team[1] and made his NHL debut on 14 October 2016 away 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. 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 second just the year before).[8] Overall, he finished the season with 30 points in 82 games.

Provorov improved his scoring in the 2017-18 season, recording a career-high 17 goals and 41 points in 82 games. The Flyers qualified for the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs.[9] However, the team lost in six games to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first round.[10] Provorov skated in all six games, scoring three assists. It was revealed he played Game 6 with a Grade 3 AC sprain.[11] He did not require surgery, but was sidelined for eight weeks.[12]

On 12 September 2019, the Flyers re-signed Provorov to a six-year, $40.5 million contract extension.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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
2018–19 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 7 19 26 32
NHL totals 246 30 67 97 86 6 0 3 3 0

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Representing   Russia
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2017 Germany/France
World Junior Championships
  2015 Canada
  2016 Finland
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Russia WJC18 5th 5 0 0 0 0
2015 Russia WJC   7 0 1 1 0
2016 Russia WJC   7 0 8 8 2
2017 Russia WC   10 0 3 3 6
Junior totals 19 0 9 9 2
Senior totals 10 0 3 3 6

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Wheat Kings import on his way". Brandon Wheat Kings. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Brandon Wheat Kings Win 2016 WHL Championship Series". Wester Hockey League. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Ivan Provorov named top WHL Defenseman". Philadelphia Flyers. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  6. ^ "NHL Central Scouting final rankings". National Hockey League. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Flyers sign 2015 first round draft pick Ivan Provorov to an entry-level contract". Philadelphia Flyers. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  8. ^ Carchidi, Sam (8 April 2017). "Wayne Simmonds, Ivan Provorov among Flyers' award winners". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  9. ^ Kimelman, Adam. "Flyers clinch playoff berth with win against Rangers". National Hockey League. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  10. ^ Kimelman, Adam. "Penguins eliminate Flyers in Game 6 behind four goals from Guentzel". National Hockey League. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  11. ^ Kimelman, Adam. "Provorov says shoulder injury was Grade 3 AC sprain, should have kept him out 6-8 weeks". Twitter. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  12. ^ Boruk, John. "Ivan Provorov played Game 6 with a Grade 3 AC separation". NBC Sports Philadelphia. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Flyers sign Ivan Provorov to six-year contract". Philadelphia Flyers. Retrieved 12 September 2019.

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