Oilers sign goaltender Ilya Konovalov to entry-level contract


EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Ilya Konovalov to a two-year entry level contract.

Konovalov, 22, appeared in 19 games this season for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the Kontinental Hockey League, posting a 9-7-2 record, a 2.29 goals against average and a .923 save percentage.

The five-fot-11, 196-pound goaltender has played in 111 career KHL games with Lokomotiv, accumulating a 53-41-9 record, a 2.14 goals against average, a .922 save percentage and 14 shutouts.

In 13 playoff games, Konovalov has recorded a 2.83 goals against average, a .898 save percentage and one shutout.

Konovalov was selected by the Oilers in the third round, 85th overall in the 2019 NHL draft.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 3, 2021.


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