A big, steady force on defence who blocks shots and loves throwing hits anywhere on the ice.
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July 2023- Solovyov played his second season with the Calgary Wranglers of the AHL last season where he looked a lot more settled and calmer. He wasn’t forcing plays as much and was really adjusting nicely toward being a top four defender for the Wranglers. He will need to work on foot speed and try to use his body a little more as he has the height to be a physical presence on the ice. Carson Klein
May 2023 – Ilya Solovyov was chosen by the Flames in the 7th round, 205th overall in 2020. He was a late gamble by Calgary as Solovyov was an overage defenceman at that time in the OHL. He has not been a bad gamble for the Flames so far as he played an important role with the AHL Wranglers as a top-four defencemen. He is a tough, hard-working player who battles hard and does not let opposing players do anything easily. Carson Klein