Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov was born June 22, 1980 in Togliatti, Russia. The 2nd choice, 44th overall selection of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Bryzgalov led the Russian Hockey League in shutouts during the 2000-01 season with eight and had the fourth lowest GAA (1.84) as a member of Lada Togliatti.

The native of Togliatti, Russia was a member of Team Russia at the 2000 World Junior Championships, leading the team to a Silver Medal with a tournament-best 0.77 GAA and a .971 SV%.

A member of Team Russia at the 2000 World Championships, Bryzgalov came to North America in 2001-02. Upon his arrival, Bryzgalov joined Anaheim's AHL affiliate in Cincinnati and spent the majority of his time honing his skills, while seeing limited actoin with the parent club.

Bryzgalov represented Russia at the 2006 Winter Olympics and later returned to the NHL to appear in 27 games throughout the Ducks 2006-07 season. In the subsequent playoffs, Bryzgalov stepped in for fellow netminder J-S Giguere and helped the Ducks through four games of the Western Conference Quarter Finals. Giguere took over in game five of the series and the Ducks went on the capture the Stanley Cup in 2007.

Two months into the 2007-08 season, Anaheim Ducks General Manager Brian Burke placed Bryzgalov on waivers. He was claimed a day later by the Phoenix Coyotes.

In Phoenix, Bryzgalov emerged as one of the NHL's top goaltenders, leading the Coyotes to back-to-back playoff appearances and consistently keeping his goals against average under 2.50.

On June 7, 2011, with free agency less than a month away, the Coyotes shipped Bryzgalov's rights to the Philadelphia Fylers in exchange for Matt Clackson, a third round draft pick and future considerations. Days later the goaltender inked a whopping a nine-year, $51 million contract with the Flyers.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1996-97 Lada Togliatti 2 Russia-3 5
1997-98 Lada Togliatti 2 Russia-3 8
1998-99 Lada Togliatti 2 Russia-4 20
1999-00 Spartak Moscow Russia-2 10 2.52
1999-00 Lada Togliatti 2 Russia-3 2
1999-00 Lada Togliatti Russia 14 3 1.36 7 1 1.47
1999-00 Russia WJC-A 4 1 0.77
1999-00 Russia WC-A 4 0 2.75
2000-01 Lada Togliatti Russia 34 8 1.83 5 0 1.92
2001-02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 0 1.88
2001-02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 45 20 16 4 4 2.48
2001-02 Russia Olympics
2002-03 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 54 12 26 9 1 2.82
2003-04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 1 0 0 0 2.00
2003-04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 64 27 25 10 6 2.32 9 5 4 1 3.02
2004-05 Russia W-Cup 3 2 1 0 0 2.34
2004-05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 36 17 13 1 4 2.60 7 3 3 0 2.48
2005-06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 31 13 12 1 1 2.51 11 6 4 3 1.46
2005-06 Russia Olympics 1 0 1 0 0 5.00
2006-07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 27 10 8 6 1 2.47 5 3 1 0 2.25
2007-08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 2 3 1 0 2.55
2007-08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 55 26 22 5 3 2.43
2008-09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 65 26 31 6 3 2.98
2008-09 Russia WC-A 7 1 2.08
2009-10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 69 42 20 6 8 2.29 7 3 4 0 3.44
2009-10 Russia Olympics 2 0 1 0 0 1.78
2010-11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 68 36 20 10 7 2.48 4 0 4 0 4.36
2011-12 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 59 33 16 7 6 2.48 11 5 6 0 3.46
2012-13 CSKA Moscow KHL 12 6 5 0 0 2.13
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 40 19 17 3 1 2.79
2012-13 Russia WC-A 4 3 1 0 1 2.20
2013-14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 20 5 8 5 1 3.01
2013-14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 2 1 1 0 0 3.03
2013-14 Minnesota Wild NHL 12 7 1 3 3 2.12 9 3 6 1 2.63
2014-15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 8 1 4 1 0 4.19
2014-15 Norfolk Admirals AHL 2 1 1 0 0 2.53
NHL Totals 465 221 162 54 34 2.57 47 20 25 4 2.77


NHL Second All-Star Team (2010) Claimed on waivers by Phoenix from Anaheim, November 17, 2007. Traded to Philadelphia by Phoenix for Matt Clackson, Philadelphia's 3rd round pick (later traded to Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh selected Oskar Sundqvist) in 2012 NHL Draft and future considerations, June 7, 2011. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (KHL), September 19, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, November 8, 2013. Traded to Minnesota by Edmonton for Buffalo's 4th round pick (previously acquired, Edmonton selected William Lagesson) in 2014 NHL Draft, March 4, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, December 9, 2014.
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