The Arizona Coyotes have signed goaltender Ivan Prosvetov to a new one-year, two-way contract.
One of the Arizona Coyotes’ top free agents is now locked up, with goaltender Ivan Prosvetov agreeing to a new one-year deal with the club, holding an AAV of $775,000, while his salary will be $225,000 when he is suiting up for the Tucson Roadrunners.
That is the expected starting point for the 24-year-old Russian, who will be the Roadrunners’ starting goaltender for the 2023-24 season, while Karel Vejmelka and Conor Ingram looking to cement themselves as the tandem for the Coyotes in the NHL after some positive performances last season.
Prosvetov remains the Coyotes’ top goaltending prospect, despite drafting the likes of Michael Hrabal in the 2023 Draft, and he has already had a sniff of life in the NHL with 13 games played across his young career to date.
In those 13 games, Prosvetov holds a 4-6-1 record, with a 3.98 goals against average and a .880 save percentage – numbers that may not bring much hope to his future prospects as an NHL goaltender on the surface.
However, Prosvetov has played behind some of the worst defences in Coyotes history, as the team has spent the past couple of seasons rebuilding and it has not been the best situation for the young goaltender to be thrown into as he continues his own development.
In the AHL, where he has so far spent the majority of his professional career, the Moscow-born goalie has 125 regular season appearances, holding a 54-54-11 record with a goals against average of 3.30 and a save percentage of .895.
He has also appeared in four playoff games for the Roadrunners, with a 1-3-0 record, 4.26GAA and a .857 Sv%. This season will be crucial for Prosvetov’s development, as he looks to improve on his best statistical season in the minors and begin to grow into becoming an NHL goaltender in the near future.
The one-year deal means that he will be an arbitration-eligible Restricted Free Agent in 2024, meaning the Coyotes still have some element of control over his future but will be keeping a close eye on how he progresses this year before making any longer-term commitments to him.