The Canadiens have acquired a very intriguing Russian goaltender and have achieved a first in several decades

Published June 29, 2023 at 2:26 PM

The Montreal Canadiens made a strong move to build their future in goal, as they not only acquired one, but rather three goaltenders during the draft.

After Jacob Fowler and Quentin Miller, the Canadiens selected an intriguing Russian goaltender with their 144th overall pick.

He possesses an impressive stature of 6 feet 4 inches and had phenomenal statistics this season in the MHL, which is the equivalent of junior hockey in Russia.

In 31 regular season games, he maintained a 2.12 goals against average and a 0.927 save percentage. He continued his impressive performance in the playoffs, posting a 2.52 goals against average and a 0.931 save percentage in five games.

Journalist Alexandre Pratt even highlighted an incredible fact on Twitter, revealing that this is the first time since 1977 that the Habs have selected three goaltenders in a single draft class.

Funny fact: The Canadiens didn't have any photo of their new prospect to present in their draft profile.

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