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RELEASE: Oilers sign Konovalov to entry-level contract

Goaltender had a 9-7-2 record, 2.29 goals-against average and .923 save percentage in 19 appearances with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl this season

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers have signed goaltender Ilya Konovalov to a two-year entry level contract beginning in the 2021-22 season.

Konovalov, 22, appeared in 19 games this season for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) while posting a 9-7-2 record, 2.29 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.

The 5'11", 196-pound netminder has played in 111 career KHL games with Lokomotiv, accumulating a 53-41-9 record, 2.14 goals-against average, .922 save percentage and 14 shutouts. In 13 playoff games, Konovalov has recorded a 2.83 goals-against average, .898 save percentage and one shutout.

Konovalov was selected by the Oilers in the third round, 85th overall, at the 2019 NHL Draft.

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