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BREAKING: Ivan Fedotov Makes Flyers Debut, Replaces Sam Ersson



Ivan Fedotov

It didn’t happen the way many would have expected, but Ivan Fedotov has officially made his Philadelphia Flyers debut.

Fedotov’s first NHL action comes in the second period of Monday night’s Flyers game against the visiting New York Islanders, replacing Sam Ersson after one period.

The Flyers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead thanks to a Noah Cates goal inside the first five minutes, though Ersson surrendered two questionable goals minutes later.

Matt Martin and Bo Horvat struck within 18 seconds of each other to tie the game and then subsequently give New York a 2-1 lead just over halfway through the first period.

Ersson’s night for the Flyers concluded with four saves on six shots.

Upon entering the game for his Flyers debut and NHL debut, Fedotov was the subject of thunderous cheers and applause from the Wells Fargo Center crowd.

The 27-year-old was drafted by the Flyers in 2015, and orchestrated a surprise arrival in Philadelphia last week. Fedotov’s KHL contract with CSKA Moscow was terminated on Thursday, which cleared the path for the Russian’s NHL arrival to become official.

Fedotov appeared in 44 games for CSKA this season, compiling a record of 21-22-1. However, Fedotov also posted a .914 save percentage and a 2.37 GAA, so individually, he had a strong season.

For his KHL career, Fedotov had a record of 61-55-8 to go with an incredible .921 save percentage and very solid 2.22 GAA.

In his first 20 minutes of Flyers action, Fedotov stopped 15 of 16 shots, including a glove save on a Mat Barzal breakaway that set the crowd on fire.

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