Ivan Provorov

Edric Joseph

2017-05-26

 

Ivan Provorov, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 201

Born: 1997-01-13

Hometown: Yaroslavl, RUS

Drafted:2015 by Philadelphia Flyers, 7th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

May 2017 – Ivan Provorov has won the Barry Ashbee award, which is given annually to the Flyers’ top rearguard. He is just the third rookie defenseman to win the honorable disctinction in team history. He quickly became the top prospect in the team’s system and it is easy to understand why when you watch him play. The future is only getting brighter for the Flyers. Remember him on draft day, with how deep this year’s deep crop of promising rookies he is easier for fantasy owners to forget than he should be. Edric Joseph

February 2017 – Ivan Provorov will look to finish his first tenure in the NHL strong after a quiet February. The number of games involving 20+ minutes of ice-time per game are catching up to him. Even so, Hakstol remains confident in him. As deep as this year’s crop of rookies has been, it still shouldn’t surprise you if Provorov gets mentioned in the conversation for the Calder trophy. Edric Joseph

January 2017 – Ivan Provorov is quietly finding his offensive game, and it shows with a pleasing 20 points through 46 games. He leads all Flyers rearguards including last year's rookie sensation Shayne Gostisbehere. Edric Joseph

December 2016 – Ivan Provorov's composure and assertiveness have improved as the season has progressed. He is a plus-eight in his last 25 games after a tough minus-nine rating in his first 11 games. The Flyers have quite the ensemble of promising rearguards but Provorov has to be number one with a bullet. Edric Joseph

June 2016 – What more can we say of the young Russian defender? We could rattle off his 21 goals, 73 points and +64 in 61 games – the latter two topping the charts for all WHL defensemen. You could get a glimpse at his trophy case, which has added a WHL and CHL Defenseman of the Year award, a WJC Silver Medal and WHL Championship this season. We can tell you this is the Flyers' top prospect with a bullet, but we don't need to do that; it's plain to see. Provorov, with his pin point outlet passes and efficient, smooth defensive plays is heading to the NHL this fall. The former seventh overall pick in 2015 is a creativ