Ilya Lyubushkin

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Age 28 Apr 6, 1994
Moscow RUS
Defense shoots right
6'2" 188 cm
201 lbs 91 kg
ELC Signing Age 24
Waivers Signing Age 24
UFA Year 2021
Agent Craig Oster

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Transaction History
Nov 29, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (undisclosed) is still being evaluated, Jourdon LaBarber of the Buffalo Sabres' official site reports.
Nov 5, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (lower body) was minus-2 with seven hits in 22:14 of ice time in a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.
Nov 5, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (lower body) will play Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, according to Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550.
Nov 4, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (lower body) will not play Friday versus Carolina, according to Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550.
Nov 3, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (lower body) could return to the lineup Friday against the Carolina Hurricanes, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Nov 2, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (lower body) is slated to miss out against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Oct 31, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (lower body) won't play Monday against the Detroit Red Wings, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Oct 29, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin will sit out Saturday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks with a lower-body injury.
Oct 22, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (lower body) will return to the Buffalo Sabres' lineup Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks, according to Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Oct 20, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (lower body) isn't expected to play Thursday against the Calgary Flames.
Oct 19, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | The Sabres consider Lyubushkin (lower body) to be day-to-day, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Oct 18, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (lower body) was unable to finish Tuesday's game versus the Edmonton Oilers after blocking a shot, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
Jul 13, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin inked a two-year, $5.5 million deal with the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Apr 2, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Ilya Lyubushkin | Per Mark Masters of TSN.ca, Lyubushkin (undisclosed) skated on the top pairing during morning practice, suggesting he'll return to the lineup Saturday versus Philadelphia.
Mar 31, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Thursday versus Winnipeg, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Mar 29, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (undisclosed) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Boston Bruins.
Mar 28, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin has 54 hits, but just one assist in 16 games since joining Toronto.
Feb 19, 2022 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Ryan Dzingel and Ilya Lyubushkin from the Arizona Coyotes for Nick Ritchie and conditional pick (2023 third round pick OR 2025 second round pick)
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Feb 9, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin posted an assist, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Feb 1, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin posted an assist, four hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Jan 21, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubuskhkin finished with two PIM and two hits in a 4-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Friday.
Jan 3, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin cleared the league's COVID-19 protocols and returned to practice Monday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Dec 26, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin was placed in COVID-19 protocols Sunday.
Dec 17, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin recorded an assist and three hits in Friday's 6-5 overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Dec 15, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin recorded a shorthanded assist and two hits in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers.
Nov 29, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin recorded an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Monday's 1-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Nov 18, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin recorded an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Oct 25, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin posted an assist, three hits, four blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers.
Oct 18, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin registered an assist and three hits in Monday's 7-4 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Apr 18, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin signed a one-year contract extension worth $1.35 million with the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Apr 7, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Mar 26, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin provided an assist and two hits in Friday's 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Mar 3, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin has no points in 12 appearances this season.
Feb 2, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (COVID-19 protocols) has been added to the Arizona Coyotes' active roster, per the NHL's official media site.
Feb 1, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubsuhkin (COVID-19 protocols) practiced with the team Monday, Alexander Kinkopf of the Arizona Coyotes' official website reports.
Jan 25, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin has arrived in Arizona but will need to undergo a mandatory one-week quarantine to comply with the COVID-19 protocol before he's eligible to join his teammates on the ice, Coyotes insider Craig Morgan reports.
Jan 23, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin has sorted out his immigration issues and will travel to Arizona within the next few days, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Jan 14, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (immigration) still hasn't arrived in Arizona due to visa problems, Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
Jan 10, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin (immigration) has not arrived at the Arizona Coyotes' training camp yet due to visa issues, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Oct 28, 2020 Arizona Coyotes | Assigned D Ilya Lyubushkin to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL).
Oct 5, 2020 Arizona Coyotes | Ilya Lyubushkin | Lyubushkin signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Arizona Coyotes on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Oct 5, 2020 Arizona Coyotes | Signed D Ilya Lyubushkin to a one-year, $1 million contract extension.
Oct 11, 2019 Arizona Coyotes | Recalled D Ilya Lyubushkin from Tucson (AHL).
Oct 1, 2019 Arizona Coyotes | Assigned D Ilya Lyubushkin to Tucson (AHL).
May 23, 2018 Arizona Coyotes | Signed D Ilya Lyubushkin to a one-year, two-way contract.
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2022-2023 Regular Season Stats

Ilya Lyubushkin
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres logo 17 0 1 1 0 18
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2010-2011 Spartak Moskva U16 Russia U17 Finals 6 2 2 4 10
2011-2012 Kuznetskie Medvedi MHL 26 0 1 1 34
2011-2012 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 21 3 1 4 26 Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0
2012-2013 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl-2 VHL 42 1 4 5 26 Playoffs 5 1 0 1 0
2012-2013 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 4 0 0 0 0
2012-2013 Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 3 0 0 0 14
2013-2014 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 11 1 1 2 36
2013-2014 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 32 1 1 2 18 Playoffs 18 0 0 0 0
2013-2014 Russia U20 WJC-20 7 0 4 4 6
2014-2015 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 60 1 6 7 30 Playoffs 6 0 0 0 0
2014-2015 Russia (all) International 3 0 0 0 2
2015-2016 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 55 4 7 11 68 Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0
2015-2016 Russia EHT 5 0 0 0 4
2015-2016 Russia (all) International 9 0 1 1 6
2016-2017 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 60 3 4 7 69 Playoffs 15 0 1 1 0
2016-2017 Russia EHT 8 0 1 1 2
2016-2017 Russia (all) International 8 0 1 1 2
2017-2018 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 50 3 6 9 73 Playoffs 9 1 0 1 0
2017-2018 Russia EHT 5 0 0 0 0
2017-2018 Russia (all) International 4 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 Arizona Coyotes NHL 41 0 4 4 13 549 38.46 47.09 -3.45 46.55 -2.66 0.00 0.44
2018-2019 Russia (all) International 4 0 0 0 2
2019-2020 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2019-2020 Arizona Coyotes NHL 51 0 4 4 18 704 52.90 53.70 6.20 49.50 0.50 0.34
2020-2021 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 5 0 0 0 2
2020-2021 Arizona Coyotes NHL 42 1 1 2 10 643 36.40 44.80 -5.20 46.40 -3.40 0.19 0.28
2021-2022 Arizona Coyotes NHL 46 0 9 9 26 695 40.00 44.90 0.10 45.70 0.40 0.09 0.43
2021-2022 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 31 2 4 6 25 471 51.30 53.70 -4.80 51.90 -3.70 0.13 0.64 Playoffs 7 0 1 1 0
2022-2023 Buffalo Sabres NHL 17 0 1 1 18
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Active Contract

Signing Team Buffalo Sabres logo
Signing Date July 13, 2022
Signing Status UFA
Agent Craig Oster
Standard Contract | 2 Years $5,500,000 3.33% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024
Cap Hit $2,750,000 $2,750,000
UFA
AAV $2,750,000 $2,750,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $2,750,000 $2,750,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $2,750,000 $2,750,000
Minors Salary $2,750,000 $2,750,000
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Contract History

Signing Team Arizona Coyotes logo
Signing Date April 18, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Craig Oster
Standard Contract | 1 Years $1,350,000 1.66% of cap space
2021-2022
Cap Hit $1,350,000
UFA
AAV $1,350,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $1,350,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $1,350,000
Minors Salary $1,350,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Arizona Coyotes logo
Signing Date October 5, 2020
Signing Status RFA
Agent Craig Oster
Standard Contract | 1 Years $1,000,000 1.23% of cap space
2020-2021
Cap Hit $1,000,000
UFA
AAV $1,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $1,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $1,000,000
Minors Salary $1,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Arizona Coyotes logo
Signing Date June 26, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Craig Oster
Standard Contract | 1 Years $874,125 1.07% of cap space
2019-2020
Cap Hit $874,125
RFA
AAV $874,125
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $874,125
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $874,125
Minors Salary $874,125
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Arizona Coyotes logo
Signing Date May 23, 2018
Agent Craig Oster
Entry Level Contract | 1 Years $925,000 1.16% of cap space
2018-2019
Cap Hit $925,000
RFA
AAV $1,350,000
Performance Bonuses $425,000
Base Salary $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500
Total Salary $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000
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UFA Year