Igor Bobkov

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Igor Bobkov
Igor Bobkov.jpg
Born (1991-01-02) January 2, 1991 (age 24)
Surgut, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
KHL team
Former teams
Admiral Vladivostok
Syracuse Crunch
Norfolk Admirals
NHL Draft 76th overall, 2009
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2008–present

Igor Bobkov (born January 2, 1991) is a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays for Admiral Vladivostok in the Kontinental Hockey League. He was previously under a two-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL), however never featured with the Ducks. Before playing professional hockey, Bobkov spent time in the Ontario Hockey League with the London Knights and Kingston Frontenacs. Bobkov represents Russia internationally, and helped them win a gold medal at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Playing career[edit]

Bobkov was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the 3rd round (76th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. After spending a year in Russia, including playing at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, Bobkov was selected 53rd overall in the 2010 CHL Import Draft by the London Knights. He managed three wins in 21 games playing behind Michael Houser. He was signed by the Ducks to a three-year entry level contract on October 7, 2010.[1] During the 2011 OHL offseason, Bobkov was traded to the Kingston Frontenacs.[2]

Bobkov made his professional debut with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League at the end of the 2010–11 season, after his season with the Knights was over. He joined the Crunch again after the Frontenacs' season was over the following season. Bobkov made the jump to professional hockey full-time with the Norfolk Admirals during the 2012–13 season.[3] During the 2013–14 season, Bobkov has split time between the Admirals in the AHL and the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL.[4]

On August 6, 2015, after not being tendered a contract offer to be retained by the Ducks, Bobkov's KHL rights were traded from Metallurg Magnitogorsk to Admiral Vladivostok. He was then signed as free agent to a two-year contract with the Russian club.[5]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 USA
World U18 Championships
Silver medal – second place 2009 USA

Bobkov was recognized as the “Best Goaltender” at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships, where he backstopped Team Russia to a win a Silver Medal.[6] He represented Russia again at the 2010 and 2011 World Junior Championships, helping the team to a gold medal in 2011.[7] During the 2011 tournament, Bobkov served as a backup to Dmitri Shikin for most of the tournament. In the gold medal game against Canada, Bobkov came in to relieve Shikin and stopped 20 shots. In addition to securing the gold medal, Bobkov was named Russia's top player in that game.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2008–09 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 3 9 - 24 - -
2009–10 Staljnye Lisy Russia JR. 14 8 1 665 30 2 2.71 .893 2 0 0 59 3 0 3.50 .893
2010–11 London Knights OHL 21 4 10 0 1048 72 0 4.12 .874 3 0 0 29 2 0 4.16 .882
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 2 0 0 120 7 0 3.51 .917
2011–12 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 58 17 32 6 3300 200 1 3.64 .902
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 4 2 1 1 246 11 0 2.68 .913
2012–13 Norfolk Admirals AHL 28 11 17 0 1570 82 2 3.13 .903
2013–14 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 29 17 8 4 1768 60 2 2.04 .921 2 0 2 130 7 0 3.23 .881
2013–14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 10 5 3 1 543 22 0 2.43 .919
2014–15 Norfolk Admirals AHL 7 2 4 0 379 27 0 4.27 .852
2014–15 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 34 19 12 2 1950 84 4 2.58 .918 10 4 5 547 25 1 2.74 .915
AHL totals 51 22 25 2 2858 149 2 3.13 .901

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2009 Russia U18 2nd 6 4 2 0 360 20 1 3.33 -
2010 Russia WJC 6th 6 3 3 0 343 13 1 2.45 -
2011 Russia WJC 1st 2 1 1 0 93 6 0 3.85 .903

As of the end of the 2010–11 season.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ducks ink Bobkov to entry-level deal". Anaheim Ducks. 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  2. ^ a b Pyette, Ryan (2011-06-02). "Bobkov now part of Frontenacs' rebuild". London Free Press. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  3. ^ "Igor Bobkov Anaheim Ducks". Anaheim Ducks. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  4. ^ "Igor Bobkov hockey statistics". hockeyDB.com. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  5. ^ "Bobkov has signed a contract with Admiral" (in Russian). championat.com. 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2015-08-06. 
  6. ^ "2009 Award winners" (PDF). IIHF. 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  7. ^ Podnieks, Andrew (ed.). IIHF Guide & Record Book 2014. Toronto: Fenn / McClelland & Stewart. p. 420. 
  8. ^ "Igor Bobkov". NHL. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  9. ^ "World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Russia PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM" (PDF). IIHF. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 

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