Ilya Alexeyevich Samsonov
22 February 1997
Ilya Alexeyevich Samsonov, Hockey Player, Russia
He began his junior career in 2014.
About Ilya Alexeyevich Samsonov
Russian-born hockey player known for playing goalkeeper for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL. He has also represented Russia in numerous international junior tournaments. His personal Instagram has amassed over 40,000 followers.
He married his wife Maria in 2019.
Friends and colleagues
He was first signed to the Maple Leafs as a backup for Matt Murray, but was eventually elevated to a starting position.
In 2015, he was ranked as the top European goalie in the year's NHL Entry Draft. He was drafted 22nd overall by the Washington Capitals.