Ivan Provorov

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Ivan Provorov
Euro Hockey Challenge, Switzerland vs. Russia, 22nd April 2017 59.JPG
Provorov in 2017
Born (1997-01-13) 13 January 1997 (age 24)
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 teamFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
NHL Draft 7th overall, 2015
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2016present

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

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Playing career

Early career

Provorov left Russia at the age of 13 and moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania without his parents. He lived with a billet family there, attended private school, and played for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights junior team. [2]

Provorov played with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the United States Hockey League (USHL) before he was selected in the CHL Import Draft, 25th overall, by the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL). [3] The same year, he was selected 120th overall in the 2014 KHL Junior Draft by his hometown team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. He opted to report to the Wheat Kings for the 2014–15 season on 14 August 2014. [4] His coach with the Wheat Kings was Kelly McCrimmon, whose brother, former Philadelphia Flyer Brad McCrimmon would likely have been Provorov's coach had he remained in Russia. [5]

In January 2015, Provorov was invited to the CHL Top Prospects Game, where he played for the winning Team Orr and impressed scouts with his all-around performance and ability to separate opponents from the puck. [6]

Provorov won the WHL championship with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the 2015–16 season [7] and was named WHL defenceman of the year. [8] 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.

Professional

Philadelphia Flyers

After being rated as a top prospect, Provorov was selected seventh overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. [9] On 3 July 2015, he signed an entry-level contract with the Flyers. [10]

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). [11] 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. [12] However, the team lost in six games to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first round. [13] Provorov skated in all six games, scoring three assists. It was revealed he played Game 6 with a Grade 3 AC sprain. [14] He did not require surgery, but was sidelined for eight weeks. [15]

On 12 September 2019, the Flyers re-signed Provorov to a six-year, $40.5 million contract extension. [16] The 2019–20 season was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, Provorov finished only 5 points shy of his career high and logged an average of 24:51 time on ice. [17] He won the Flyers' Barry Ashbee award for the second time in four years [18] and placed in the top 20 of votes for the Norris Trophy.

On January 12, 2021, the Flyers announced that Provorov would be designated alternate captain for all home games during the 2020–21 season. [19]

International play

Provorov has represented Russia three times internationally: 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, and 2017 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships. During the 2016 World Juniors, Provorov provided the primary assist on the game-tying goal in the final seconds to send the gold medal game to overtime.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2013–14 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 566131932
2014–15 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 6015466142192111310
2015–16 Brandon Wheat KingsWHL6221527316213101314
2016–17 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 826243034
2017–18 Philadelphia FlyersNHL821724412060330
2018–19 Philadelphia FlyersNHL827192632
2019–20 Philadelphia FlyersNHL6913233624163584
NHL totals31543901331102238114

International

Medal record
Representing Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2017 Germany/France
World Junior Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2015 Canada
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2016 Finland
YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2014 Russia WJC18 5th50000
2015 Russia WJC Silver medal icon.svg70110
2016 RussiaWJCSilver medal icon.svg70882
2017 Russia WC Bronze medal icon.svg100336
Junior totals190992
Senior totals100336

Awards and honors

AwardYear
Ed Chynoweth Cup 2015–16 [7]
Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy 2015–16 [8]

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