Former Youngstown Phantom Ivan Prosvetov makes NHL debut for Arizona Coyotes


Ivan Prosvetov saw his first NHL action for the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday

by: Josh Frketic

Posted: Apr 1, 2021 / 7:24 PM EDT
Updated: April 1, 2021 / 7:24 p.m. EDT

Colorado Avalanche left wing Brandon Saad, front left, attempts to hit goalkeeper Ivan Prosvetov of Arizona Coyotes while defenseman Alex Goligoski attempts to advance the puck in the second phase of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday March 31 to clear the network. 2021 in Denver. (AP Photo / David Zalubowski)

DENVER, Colorado (WKBN) – Former Youngstown Phantoms goalkeeper Ivan Prosvetov made his NHL debut in the Arizona Coyotes’ 9-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Prosvetov started the game for Adin Hill with 13:38 in the first half. He played the last 53:38 of the action and scored 23 saves from 28 shots.

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Prosvetov spent the 2017-2018 season in Youngstown, playing 36 games with 2.90 goals against average and 19 wins.

The former Phantom was designed by the Coyotes (144 in total) in the 4th round of the 2018 NHL draft.

Prosvetov was put into action for Arizona with multiple injuries to his goalkeepers.

“I wanted to bring (Prosvetov) in there and give him a chance,” said head coach Rich Tocchet after the game in the Arizona Republic. “I thought he was great, I thought Provo came in there and fought off his ass. Hill is fighting too, Ana will face Anaheim again. “