Islanders: Ilya Sorokin’s Top-10 Saves Will Get You Hyped For His Arrival

Ilya Sorokin #90 of the CSKA Moscow (Photo by Anna Sergeeva/ Getty Images)
Ilya Sorokin #90 of the CSKA Moscow (Photo by Anna Sergeeva/ Getty Images) /

The KHL put out a top-10 saves video for Ilya Sorokin. If you’re a fan of the New York Islanders you should watch this video.

The past few weeks, all we’ve heard was rumors and speculation when it comes to Ilya Sorokin and the New York Islanders. Arthur Staple pontificated this week about the awaited arrival of Sorokin to New York.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 comes into play, and the NHL’s delayed season factors into his decision. While Staple didn’t say anything factually incorrect in his article, we have to call it what it is, speculation.

He backs up his speculation, which is what I’m about to do on the other side, but we’re not talking about him definitely not coming over. In fact, KHL Insider Avis Kalnins believes that both Sorokin and Kirill Kaprizov will sign with their NHL teams.

Since joining CSKA Moscow, Sorokin has been on another level. He’s dominated the league as one of the better goalies in the KHL. His first full year with CSKA, 2015-2016 was when he burst onto the scene as a 21-year-old with a .953 save percentage and a 1.06 goals against average.

Now, four years later, he likely finished his KHL career with a .935 save percentage and a 1.50 goals against average in 40 games with CSKA. What he’s been able to do there is truly remarkable.

Today, the official KHL page put out a highlight reel of his 10 best saves during his eight years in the KHL. Let’s enjoy this one together:

If this doesn’t get you amped up for his arrival nothing well. Ilya Sorokin is going to be fun to watch in blue and orange as hopefully, he’ll be their franchise goalie for the foreseeable future.

Yes, I’m confident that Sorokin is going to come over. This isn’t the Garth Snow era Islanders anymore. He has an opportunity to work with literally the best goalie coach in the world, make NHL money, and play for Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz. Sorokin’s going to sign, period.