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Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov ducks06
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
198 lb (90 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Phoenix Coyotes
Anaheim Ducks
Nationality RUS
Born June 22 1980 (1980-06-22) (age 36),
Togliatti, SU
NHL Draft 44th overall, 2000
Anaheim Ducks
Pro Career 1999 – present


Ilya Nikolayevich Bryzgalov (Russian: Илья Николаевич Брызгалов; born June 22, 1980 in Togliatti, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the second round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, 44th overall, by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

He won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007. Internationally, he has earned a bronze medal with Russia at the 2002 Winter Olympics, and a silver medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships. Bryzgalov also competed in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. He earned gold as a starting goaltender with team Russia in 2009 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.

Playing careerEdit

Bryzgalov started his professional career in his native Russia, splitting the 1999–00 season between Spartak Moscow of the Russian Supreme League (RSL-2) and Lada Togliatti of the Russian Superleague (RSL). Bryzgalov played two seasons with Lada Togliatti, before joining the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, who had drafted him in the second round, 44th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

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Ilya Bryzgalov playing for the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks.

However, with Jean-Sébastien Giguère and Martin Gerber ahead of him in the club's depth chart, Bryzgalov spent the better part of his first four seasons in North America with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the American Hockey League (AHL). He made his Mighty Ducks debut in 2001–02, playing in his first of two games during that four-season stretch.

With the departure of backup Gerber, Bryzgalov took over behind Giguère in 2005–06 season. However, injuries to the Ducks starter[1][2][3] allowed Bryzgalov to play more games than he otherwise would have and he responded to the challenge with a 13-12-1 record with a 2.51 goals against average (GAA) and .910 save percentage. In the subsequent playoffs, Bryzgalov made three starts and one relief appearance for the Ducks in their first-round series against the Calgary Flames. In Game One, he filled in for an injured Giguère, taking a 2–1 overtime loss.[4] He relieved Giguère once more in Game 5 and stopped all 19 shots he faced in a 3–2 loss.[4] He then took over the starting job for Games 6 and 7 of the series, winning 2–1 in Game 6 and recording a shutout in the decisive Game 7. Moving past the Flames, Bryzgalov then recorded 5–0 and 3–0 shutouts in the first two games of the second series against the Colorado Avalanche for three consecutive shutouts. He tied Frank McCool's 1945 playoff record for most consecutive shutouts by a rookie and passed Giguère, who had recorded consecutive shutouts in 2003 for the third longest playoff shutout streak of all-time.[5] Despite his success in the first two rounds, Bryzgalov struggled in the semi-finals against the Edmonton Oilers and was eventually replaced by Giguère for the rest of the series as the Ducks were eliminated in five games.

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Bryzgalov warming up during the 2007 playoffs.

Bryzgalov continued to play backup to Giguere the following season and into the 2007 playoffs. Bryzgalov made comments regarding Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle, saying he believed Carlyle has no confidence in him. He briefly took over as the starter for the first four games of the Western Conference quarter-finals, however, winning three games as Giguère took a leave of absence with personal issues. Bryzgalov came in for relief in the Western Conference finals against the Detroit Red Wings, but remained on the bench as the Ducks went on to defeat the Ottawa Senators in the Finals in five games to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup.

With the re-signing of Giguère to a four-year contract in the off-season and the acquisition of Jonas Hiller from Switzerland,[6] the Ducks attempted to trade Bryzgalov, but were unable to facilitate a deal.[7] General manager Brian Burke claimed he had a deal worked out at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, but could not finish it.[6] As a result, on November 16, 2007, Bryzgalov was placed on waivers and claimed by the Phoenix Coyotes the following day on November 17.[8] In his first game with the team that same day, Bryzgalov made 27 saves for his 3rd career shutout in a 1–0 win over the Los Angeles Kings.[9] Phoenix promptly signed him to a 3-year contract extension and he went on to record 26 wins in 55 games for the Coyotes as they battled for a playoff spot, establishing himself as the club's starting goaltender.

Bryzgalov again recorded 26 wins for the Coyotes during the 2008–09 NHL season, though the Coyotes did not qualify for the playoffs.

International playEdit

Medal record
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Ilya Bryzgalov
Competitor for Flag of Russia Russia
Ice hockey
World Championship
Gold 2009 Bern
Winter Olympics
Bronze 2002 Salt Lake City
World Junior Championships
Silver 2000 Umea

Bryzgalov competed for Russia in the 2000 World Junior Championships in Umea. He recorded a 0.77 GAA in 4 games to help Russia to a silver medal. Later that year, he was named to the Russia's senior team for the 2000 World Championships, where he played in 4 games, but failed to reach the podium. Two years later, he competed for Russia at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City earning bronze. Playing in a backup position, Bryzgalov did not appear in any games. He played in a more expanded role, however, at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, playing in 240 minutes and recording a 2.34 GAA in 3 games. Bryzgalov received his first international gold medal at the 2009 World Championships, beating Canada in the final.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

   
Season Team League GP W L T OTL GAA SV% GA SA SO
1999–00 Spartak Moscow VL (RUS-2) 9 2.52 21 0
1999–00 Lada Togliatti RSL 14 1.36 18 3
2000–01 Lada Togliatti RSL 34 1.84 8 0
2001–02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 1.88 .917 1 12 0
2001–02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 45 20 16 4 2.48 .916 99 1185 4
2002–03 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 54 12 26 9 2.82 .910 142 1579 1
2003–04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 64 27 25 10 2.32 .919 145 1789 6
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 1 0 2 .929 2 26 0
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 36 17 13 1 2.60 .902 87 886 4
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 31 13 12 1 2.51 .910 66 667 1
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 27 10 8 6 2.47 .907 62 668 1
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 2 3 1 2.55 .909 19 208 0
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 55 26 22 5 2.42 .921 128 1621 3
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 66 26 31 6 2.98 .906 187 1994 3
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 69 42 20 6 2.29 .920 156 1961 8
NHL totals 258 120 96 25 2.55 .914 621 7225 16
AHL totals 199 76 80 2.54 .913 473 5439 15
RSL totals 48 1.70 79 11

PlayoffsEdit

   
Season Team League GP W L GAA SV% GA SA SO
2000 Lada Togliatti RSL 7 1.47 10 1
2001 Lada Togliatti RSL 5 1.92 8 0
2003 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 9 5 4 3.02 .909 27 298 1
2004 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 7 3 3 2.48 .904 13 135 0
2006 Anaheim Ducks NHL 11 6 4 1.45 .944 16 285 3
2007 Anaheim Ducks NHL 5 3 1 2.24 .922 10 128 0
2010 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 7 3 4 3.44 .906 24 255 0
NHL totals 23 12 9 2.23 .925 50 668 3
AHL totals 16 8 7 2.82 .908 40 433 1
RSL totals 12 1.64 18 1

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event Place   GP W L T / OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2000 Russia WJC Silver medal icon 4 234 3 1 0.77 .971
2000 Russia WC 11th 4 218 10 0 2.75 .880
2002 Russia Oly Bronze medal icon 0
2004 Russia WCH 5th 3 2 1 0 180 7 0 2.33 .897
2006 Russia Oly 4th 1 0 1 0 60 5 0 5.00 .861
2009 Russia WC Gold medal icon 7 7 0 0 404 14 1 2.09 .929
2010 Russia Oly 6th 2 0 1 0 101 3 0 1.78 .942

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Ducks withstand Giguere's injury to edge Sharks", USA Today, 2006-12-27. Retrieved on 2009-04-08. 
  2. "Jean Sebastien Giguere", USA Today, 2005-10-19. Retrieved on 2009-04-08. 
  3. "Giguere Battles Sore Hamstring, Dehydration", LA Times, 2005-11-16. Retrieved on 2009-04-08. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Ducks have a solid backup plan". CBC (2006-05-02). Retrieved on 2009-04-08.
  5. "Bryzgalov, Ducks record third straight shutout", USA Today, 2006-05-07. Retrieved on 2009-04-08. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Ducks place Bryzgalov on waivers, recall Hiller". ESPN (2007-11-16). Retrieved on 2009-04-08.
  7. Allen, Kevin. "Esposito next in line in Pittsburgh", USA Today, 2007-06-25. Retrieved on 2009-04-08. 
  8. "Bryzgalov claimed off waivers". Sporting News (2007-11-17). Retrieved on 2009-04-08.
  9. "Bryzgalov gets shutout in Coyotes debut", Washington Post, 2007-11-17. Retrieved on 2009-04-08. 

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