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New York Islanders Daily: Owners Speak With Ilya Sorokin’s Agent

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Ilya Sorokin #31 of Olympic Athlete from Russia warms up before the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game against Germany on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Ilya Sorokin #31 of Olympic Athlete from Russia warms up before the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game against Germany on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders owners Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin reportedly have spoken to prospect Ilya Sorokin’s agent about coming to training camp.

Since being drafted by the New York Islanders in 2014, Ilya Sorokin has turned into one of the Islanders most polarizing prospects. While playing in the KHL, Sorokin has been a dominant goaltender at times.

This past year, the 22-year-old had a .931 save percentage and a 1.59 goals against average playing in the KHL. There’s a lot of hype around Sorokin, and rightfully so, but with two years left on his KHL deal the likelihood of Sorokin coming to the NHL anytime soon is slim.

Yesterday, we did find out that Ilya Sorokin is open to coming to training camp this fall, which is a great sign. According to Noel Fogelman, Malkin and Ledecky met with Ilya Sorokin’s agent to discuss attending training camp.

In a perfect world, Sorokin comes over to North America and dominates. It might influence his decision if he plays just as well in North America as he does in the K.

The Islanders have struggled to find a franchise goalie, and Sorokin certainly looks the part. Who knows if Sorokin ever comes to the NHL, but if he comes to training camp that’s a pretty positive sign.

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