Provorov named Crash Top Defenseman

Press Release2015 Draft Center


CALGARY, AB – Future Considerations Hockey today announced Ivan Provorov of the Brandon Wheat Kings as the Crash Conditioning draft eligible Defenseman of the month for October.

Provorov has acquainted himself well in his first season of hockey in the Western Hockey League. The Yaroslavl, RU native currently sits third in Western Hockey League scoring amongst defensemen with eight goals and 19 points in 18 games.

It was his month of October where Provorov really stepped up.

In 13 games played, the 6-foot-, 200 pound rearguard recorded seven goals and 15 points. Provorov was held pointless in just four of those 13 games while recording multi-point efforts in three outings in October. He also recorded a plus-8 rating in the month.

“Ivan Provorov is a pro-style defenseman that shows a high level of poise and precision in his ability to transition the puck,” Future Considerations head WHL scout Zenon Herasymiuk said. “He plays a well-rounded and mature game, and his ability think and create in all aspects of the game has scouts buzzing about his NHL potential.”

Provorov, 17, was selected in the first round, 30th overall by the Wheat Kings in the 2014 CHL Import Draft. He played for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League last season, recording six goals and 19 points in 56 games.

Also considered for the award was Oshawa Generals defenseman Mitchell Vande Sompel, who had two goals and 15 points in 11 games played in October. He currently leads all Ontario Hockey League defensemen in scoring.

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OCTOBER – Ivan Provorov – Brandon Wheat Kings
SEPTEMBER – Ryan Pilon – Brandon Wheat Kings