Kirill Petrov





Kirill Petrov, RW/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 225

Born: 1990-04-13

Hometown: Kazan, Russia

Drafted: 2008 by New York Islanders, 73rd overall









October 2017 – The 27-year-old Petrov continues his KHL career with CSKA Moscow. Petrov has played exactly 13 games in North America – all in the AHL in the 2015-16 season. Unhappy with the situation, Petrov returned to Russia midseason and doesn’t seem destined to return. Since the player defected, the Islanders can technically retain his rights for as long as they see fit. In the end, it will almost certainly amount to nothing for the Isles. Michael Farkas

July 2016 – It took the Islanders seven years to get Kirill Petrov to come over to North America. His stay lasted all of 13 AHL games, where he put up one goal and five points. By December, he was back playing for CSKA Moscow of the KHL. Petrov was an RFA at the end of 2015-16, and the Islanders did issue him a qualifying offer to retain his rights. But it is highly unlikely we will ever see Petrov playing hockey on this side of the Atlantic again. Brent Craswell

Nov 2015 – Petrov is adjusting just fine to the North American game in the AHL for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He only has five points in 12 games as he gets acclimated to the smaller ice. However he has shot the puck just 13 times in those 12 games showing either a reluctance to shoot or a preference to pass. It is unknown if he will play in the NHL this year but you would have to expect him to do so when injuries occur on the Islanders squad. Pat Quinn


Oct 2015 – Petrov was assigned to the AHL as one of the final Islanders cuts. The move is likely to get him accustomed to the North American rinks and he could be back soon. It is unknown if he will stay in North America or go back to Russia, but it is worth monitoring. Pat Quinn


Sept 2015 – Petrov looks to finally play for the Islanders this season after spending many years in the KHL. He likely would not sign unless he was guaranteed a NHL spot, but with a deep Islanders squad, and the fact he signed a two-way deal, nothing is guaranteed and he may spend a few weeks in the AHL. When on the NHL squad expect him to be in a bottom six role as his skill may have stagnated in the KHL his two-way game has always remained strong. Pat Quinn


May 2015 – Petrov, the slightly forgotten third round pick in the 2008 draft, had a very disappointing year for Ak Bars Kazan in the KHL with 15 points in 47 games. It would appear as though he is not coming over to North America yet, as it is believed he is signed for the 2015-2016 season in the KHL. If he would come over it would likely be in a top nine role. Petrov has become a strong defensive player in the KHL, but as of now it would appear the Islanders do not have any room for him so he could be used at trade bait. Pat Quinn


November 2013 – 23-yr-old Petrov has picked up exactly where he left off last year in the KHL. He is progressing well and scoring to the tune of 16 points in 27 games with a plus-8 rating. It still remains to be seen if he d