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Ilya Samsonov Profile

Ilya Samsonov
Ht/Wt: 6' 3"/200 lbs
Position: G
Team: Magnitogorsk 2 (RUS-JR.)

Ilya Samsonov's Player Profile

Goron Stubb - Director of European Central Scouting: "He has good size and covers the net well. He plays at the top of the crease and effectively squares to the shooter. He shows good instincts, is well balanced and can make acrobatic saves."

Bill Placzek of DraftSite.com: "Tall acrobatic netminder whose aggressive style includes super-quick leg and mobility. Moves really well from side. Loves to challenge shooters and gets out on the edge of the paint to cut down their net. Aggressive goalie prospect whose is very athletic, acrobatic, and positional sound at the junior level. Always ready to challenge attackers and has lightning quick less that stop the low shots with regularity. His big frame and natural mobility allow him to slide from post to post easily. Already had soft pads that help control rebounds. Will need to work on his puck-handling but he seems guaranteed to have his name called early this Spring."

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