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