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Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
Goaltender
(breez-GAH-lahf, IHL-yah)
Number: 30
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 213
Catches: Left
Born: Jun 22, 1980
Birthplace: Togliatti, Russia
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Acquired: Claimed off waivers from Anaheim on November 17, 2007
Drafted: ANA / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (44th overall)
2007-08 SEASON
Posted a 26-22-5 record with a 2.43 GAA and .920 SV% in 55 games for the Coyotes after being claimed off waivers from Anaheim on Nov. 17…Finished the season with a record of 28-25-6 with a 2.44 GAA, .920 SV% and three shutouts…Set career highs in games played (64), wins (28) and shutouts (3) as well as career bests in GAA (2.44) and SV% (.920)…Ranked T-6th in the NHL in SV% (.920)…Won the Coyotes 3-Star Award…Made 41 saves at ANA, Apr. 6…Registered his fifth career shutout in a 2-0 win vs. VAN, Mar. 13…Tied
career-high with 42 saves at DAL, Feb. 11…Tied career high with 42 saves and stopped both shootout attempts on Dec. 31 vs. COL…Made 36 saves and turned aside all three shootout attempts on Dec. 20 at SJ…Recorded his third career shutout and made 28 saves in a 1-0 win in his Coyotes debut on Nov. 17 at LA…Began season with Anaheim, collecting a 2-3-1 record with a 2.55 GAA and .909 SV% in nine games.

CAREER NOTES
Was a member of the 2007 Stanley Cup Championship team with Anaheim…2006-07: In his fourth NHL season, posted a record of 10-8-6 with a 2.47 GAA and a .907 SV%…Went 5-1-3 in his last eight games (all starts), recording a 1.96 GAA and .934 SV%…Stopped a season and career-high 42 shots at CBJ, Apr. 7…Recorded 100:10 of shutout time from Oct. 28-Nov. 3…Missed 12 games with a groin strain (Dec. 6-31)…Stopped all 14 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season at CHI, Oct. 28…Missed three games with a lower body injury, Nov. 26-30…2007 Playoffs: Stopped 19-of-20 shots for his ninth career postseason win at MIN, Apr. 15 in Game 3 of the WCQF…Stopped 30-of-32 shots en route to a win, Apr. 13 vs. MIN in Game 2 of the WCQF…Stopped 24-of-25 shots for his first win of the 2007 postseason, Apr. 11 vs. MIN in Game 1 of the WCQF…2005-06: Appeared in 31 games for Anaheim, posting a record of 13-12-1 with a 2.51 GAA and a .910 SV%…Set rookie club records in wins (13), most saves (667) shots faced (733), minutes played (1575) and shutouts with one…Won six of his last 10 games (two no-decisions), earning a .915 SV% and 2.32 GAA…Ranked 2nd in the NHL in rookie GAA and 4th in rookie SV%…Ranked 7th overall in the NHL in GAA…Earned the win, stopping 18 of 19 shots in 49 minutes of relief, vs. COL, Mar. 22…Tied an NHL record with two PP assists vs. SJ, Feb. 1, which also set club record for assists by a goaltender in one game … Stopped all 24 shots he faced for his first career shutout at SJ, Jan. 26…Named a runner-up for NHL Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 5, after posting a 2-0-0 record, with a 1.00 GAA and .947 SV%…Named a runner-up for NHL Defensive Player
of the Week for the period ending Nov. 27 after posting a 3-1-0 record, with 1.50 GAA and .946 SV%…Stopped his first career penalty shot (Brett Clark), Nov. 18 vs. COL…Made his first start of the season, stopping a career-high 36 shots and setting a rookie club record for most shots faced (39) and most saves (36) in a single game at DET, Oct. 21…2006 Playoffs: Played in 11 postseason games (including a series clinching win), stopping 40 of 41 shots in Game 4, May 11 at COL…Recorded 249:15 of shutout time May 3-May 9, the second-longest such streak in NHL playoff history…Stopped all 22 shots he faced, tying an NHL record for consecutive shutouts (3) in the playoffs in Game 2 of CSF, May 7 vs. COL…Stopped all 29 shots he faced, becoming the first rookie goaltender to post consecutive shutouts in the playoffs since 1945, in Game 1, May 5 vs. COL…Recorded his first career playoff shutout, stopping 22 shots in Game 7 of CQF, May 3 at CGY…Stopped 21 of the 22 shots he faced in his first career NHL playoff win in Game 6 of CQF, May 1 vs. CGY…2004-05: Spent the season with Cincinnati of the American Hockey League (AHL), posting a 17-13-1 record with a 2.60 goals against average and four shutouts…
In seven playoff games, posted a 3-3 record with a 2.48 GAA…2003-04: Ranked 1st among AHL goalies in minutes (3750), 2nd in saves (1644) and T-2nd in wins (27), while setting career-bests in games (64), GAA (2.32), wins (27), shutouts (6) and minutes (3750)…His 64 games played, 27 wins, 3,748 minutes played, 1,644 saves, six shutouts and a 2.32 GAA, goaltender broke the Cincinnati franchise single-season records in each category…Earned his first NHL win with 26 saves in Anaheim’s 3-2 OT victory at PHX, Mar. 16…2002-03: Finished 3rd among AHL goalies in games (54) and minutes played (3,020)…2001-02: Established a franchise record for most wins in one season by a rookie goaltender (20) with Cincinnati (AHL)…Earned a bronze medal as a member of Team Russia at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games…named to the 2002 AHL All-Star Classic…Recorded 13, 30-plus save performances on the season…Appeared in first NHL game in relief of Steve Shields at TOR, Oct. 8, stopping 11-of-12 shots…2000-01: Played in 34 games with Lada Togliatti in the Russian Hockey League, recording a league-leading eight shutouts and the fourth-best GAA (1.84).

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2006: Represented Russia at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy…2002: Won a bronze medal as a member of Team Russia at the Winter Olympics…2000: Led Russia to a silver medal at the World Junior Championships…Posted a tournament-best 0.77 GAA and .971 SV%…Also played in four games for Russia at the World Championships.

PERSONAL
Ilya and his wife, Yevgeniya have a daughter, Valery and son, Vladislav…Spent his day with the Stanley Cup in 2007 in his hometown of Togliatti, Russia…Spent five summers attending college in Russia, where he earned his degree, allowing him to teach and coach in Russian schools…Reads books and enjoys studying philosophy…Did not emulate anyone in particular as a young goalie, instead focusing on being the best he could be…Says his time away from the rink is dominated by his family.
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