Russian Flyers prospect arrested in his homeland

Russian goalie Ivan Fedotov, a Philadelphia Flyers prospect, was arrested in his homeland on Friday morning for trying to avoid enlisting in the military as he prepared to come to North America. North to play in the National League.

According to the Russian site fontanka.ruwhich first reported the news, the 25-year-old athlete was apprehended in St. Petersburg and then taken to the Russian army registry office.

According to the Russian criminal code, if found guilty, Fedotov could be imprisoned for up to two years.

Chuck Fletcher, general manager of the Flyers, who had set their sights on the doorman with their seventh-round pick (188th overall) in 2015, reacted very briefly. « We are aware of the situation and are investigating it, » he said, according to comments reported by « The Philadelphia Inquirer ». We will not issue any further comment.”

Fedotov particularly stood out in 2021-2022 with CSKA Moscow, in the Russian Continental League. In 26 games, he went 14-10-2 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. He also led his team to a Gagarin Cup triumph.

He also helped the Russian Olympic Committee win a silver medal at the 2022 Olympics.

The masked man signed an entry-level contract with the Flyers in May and they wanted him to compete for a position in the Bettman circuit, with Carter Hart.


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