Former NAHL goalie Prosvetov makes NHL debut
Former NAHL and Minnesota Magicians goaltender Ivan Prosvetov made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut on Wednesday night for the Arizona Coyotes in their 9-3 loss against the Colorado Avalanche.
Prosvetov made his NHL debut when he relieved Coyotes starting goalie Adin Hill with 13:38 remaining in the first period. Hill surrendered four goals on 10 shots faced. Prosvetov made 23 saves in 53:38 of action.
"Sometimes goalies are going to have a tough night," Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet said. "I wanted to get (Prosvetov) in there, give him a chance. I thought he was great, I thought Provo came in there and battled his ass off.”
Prosvetov was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the fourth round (114th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent the majority of the past two seasons in the AHL with the Tucson Roadrunners.
He played in the NAHL during the 2016-17 season for the Minnesota Magicians and also played in the 2017 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. During that season, he was 2nd in the NAHL in games played with 44 and posted a 21-15-4 record with a 2.52 goals against average and .928 save percentage, which ranked tied for 3rd in the NAHL that season.