Ilya Bryzgalov

Posted: January 19, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Philadelphia Flyers
 

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The Good: His contract may show it, but Bryzgalov is one of the most pure-skilled goalies in the NHL.Ilya’s attitude is one of terrific confidence. This lead’s to consistent play, and he won’t get down when he’s on the bench. Because he is so technically sound, he stays even-keeled and shows very little emotion. He rarely ever reacts negatively during a game.  His glove hand has to be Bryz’s best attribute. He holds his hands well in front of his body, but very tight to his waist, so in a narrowed fashion. Aside from his quick hands, his best attribute is his skating skills. He has elite footwork and can cover angles with pure ease. His quick feet allow him to recover, push and track pucks with precision. Ilya’s tremendous skating skills allow him to be very mobile and athletic whenever necessary. He’s one of the more flexible goalies in the NHL and also has tremendous reaction speed. He seals the ice extremely well and recovers back to his skates with ease. Great ability to stretch legs without losing balance. With mobile hands and legs, he rarely ever misses a clean shot.  Bryzgalov made the most out of his oppurtunies in Phoenix and Anaheim.

The Bad: Because Ilya relies on reflexes to make sharp saves, his angles are not the essence of his success. He stays very square to pucks, but sometimes gets caught too far back in his net on one on ones. He can at times struggle with his agility at the NHL level, which may lead to bad nights in the crease area from time to time. He has bad streaks every so often. His giant salary ($10M) can lead to a lot of pressure to perform.

CAREER HONORS & AWARDS
Stanley Cup 2006-07 (Anaheim)
NHL – Second All-Star Team 2009-10 (Goaltender)
Olympic Bronze Medal 2002 (Russia)

Career statistics

Regular season

Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1999–00 HC Spartak Moscow VL 10 500 21 0 2.52
1999–00 Lada Togliatti RSL 14 796 18 3 1.36 .930
2000–01 Lada Togliatti RSL 34 1992 61 8 1.84 .912
2001–02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 45 20 16 4 2399 99 4 2.48 .916
2001–02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 32 1 0 1.88 .917
2002–03 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 54 12 26 9 3020 142 1 2.82 .910
2003–04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 64 27 25 10 3748 145 6 2.32 .919
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 1 0 0 60 2 0 2.00 .929
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 36 17 13 1 2007 87 4 2.60 .902
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 31 13 12 1 1575 66 1 2.51 .910
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 27 10 8 6 1509 62 1 2.47 .907
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 2 3 1 447 19 0 2.55 .909
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 55 26 22 5 3167 128 3 2.43 .921
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 65 26 31 6 3760 187 3 2.98 .906
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 69 42 20 6 4084 156 8 2.29 .920
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 68 36 20 10 4060 168 7 2.48 .921
NHL totals 326 156 116 0 35 18694 789 23 2.53 .916
AHL totals 199 76 80 23 1 11174 473 15 2.54 .913
RSL totals 48 2788 79 11 1.70

Playoffs

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2000 Lada Togliatti RSL 7 407 10 1 1.47
2001 Lada Togliatti RSL 5 249 8 0 1.93
2004 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 9 5 4 536 27 1 3.02 .909
2005 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 7 3 3 314 13 0 2.48 .904
2006 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 11 6 4 659 16 3 1.46 .944
2007 Anaheim Ducks NHL 5 3 1 267 10 0 2.25 .922
2010 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 7 3 4 419 24 0 3.44 .906
2011 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 4 0 4 234 17 0 4.36 .879
NHL totals 27 12 13 1579 67 3 2.55 .917
AHL totals 16 8 7 850 40 1 2.82 .908
RSL totals 12 656 18 1 1.65

International

Year Team Event Place GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2000 Russia WJC 2 4 234 3 1 0.77 .971
2000 Russia WC 11th 4 218 10 0 2.75 .880
2002 Russia OG 3 0
2004 Russia WCH 5th 3 2 1 180 7 0 2.33 .897
2006 Russia OG 4th 1 0 1 60 5 0 5.00 .861
2009 Russia WC 1 7 7 0 404 14 1 2.09 .929
2010 Russia OG 6th 2 0 1 101 3 0 1.78 .942
GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 PHILADELPHIA
ON PACE 57 31 18 5 3289 1 164 1539 3.00 .893

Drafted: 44th overall, 2000
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

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