Ilya Samsonov Washington Capitals logo

Age 25 Feb 22, 1997
Magnitogorsk RUS
Goaltender shoots left
6'3" 191 cm
208 lbs 94 kg
ELC Signing Age 21
Waivers Signing Age 21
UFA Year 2024
Agent Donald Meehan
Draft Year 2015
Drafted Overall 22
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Washington Capitals logo

Transaction History
May 13, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed four goals on 31 shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers in Game 6.
May 13, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will tend the twine at home in Friday's Game 6 against Florida, Andrew Gillis of NBC Sports Washington reports.
May 11, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed five goals on 38 shots in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.
May 11, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will guard the road goal during Wednesday's Game 5 versus the Panthers, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
May 9, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed three goals on 32 shots in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Panthers.
May 9, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was the first goalie to leave the ice at Monday's game-day skate, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports, indicating he'll be in goal at home for Game 4 against Florida.
May 7, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 29 saves in a 6-1 win over Florida in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Saturday.
May 7, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will get the start at home for Saturday's Game 3 against the Panthers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 5, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov entered the game in the third period and stopped all 17 shots faced in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Panthers.
Apr 29, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed three goals on 33 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.
Apr 29, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will guard the road goal during Friday's regular-season finale versus the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 26, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will defend the cage at home against the Islanders on Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Apr 20, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed four goals on 30 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
Apr 20, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will get the starting nod on the road versus Vegas on Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 18, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 24 of 26 shots in Monday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche.
Apr 18, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will be in goal for Monday's road matchup with Colorado, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Apr 14, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was chased from the net in the second period Thursday after yielding four goals on 19 shots in an eventual 7-3 loss to Toronto.
Apr 14, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov -- who stopped 19 of 21 shots in Tuesday's win over the Flyers -- will return to the crease against Toronto on the road Thursday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Apr 12, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will start Tuesday against visiting Philadelphia, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Apr 10, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 29 shots in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Penguins.
Apr 9, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will get the start on the road Saturday against the Penguins, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.
Apr 7, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 25 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Lightning.
Apr 6, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will be in goal for Wednesday's home clash with Tampa Bay, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Mar 26, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 20 shots in regulation and overtime and two of three shootout attempts in Friday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.
Mar 25, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will get the start on the road against the Sabres, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Mar 19, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov turned aside 17 of 20 shots in regulation and overtime and all three shootout attempts he faced in Friday's 4-3 win over the Hurricanes.
Mar 18, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will guard the road goal during Friday's matchup with Carolina, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.
Mar 9, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 36 of 40 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers.
Mar 9, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov is slated to be in goal for Wednesday's road clash with the Oilers, per (NHL).com.
Mar 5, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (upper body) will serve as backup to Vitek Vanecek in Saturday's game versus the Kraken, per the (NHL) media site.
Mar 3, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov won't participate in Thursday's game against Carolina due to an upper-body injury, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Mar 2, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) headed to the locker room after taking a shot up high during Wednesday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Feb 28, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed three goals on 10 shots in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Feb 28, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will patrol the crease Monday against visiting Toronto, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Feb 26, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 20 saves in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Flyers.
Feb 26, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will defend the blue paint during Saturday's matinee road matchup with the Flyers, Adam Kimelman of (NHL).com reports.
Feb 24, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed four goals on 21 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Rangers.
Feb 24, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will guard the road goal Thursday versus the Rangers, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.
Feb 17, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 30 saves in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.
Feb 17, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will patrol the crease Thursday in Philadelphia, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Feb 15, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 33 saves in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Predators.
Feb 15, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will start Tuesday's road game against Nashville, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Feb 13, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 22 saves in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Senators.
Feb 13, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will start Sunday's game against Ottawa, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Feb 10, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 42 saves in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
Feb 10, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will patrol the crease Thursday in Montreal, per Samantha Pell of The Washington Post.
Feb 8, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov turned aside six of seven shots after replacing Pheonix Copley early in the third period of Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Feb 2, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed three goals on four shots before being replaced by Pheonix Copley against the Oilers on Wednesday. Edmonton went on to win 5-3.
Feb 2, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will guard the home cage during Wednesday's matchup with the Oilers, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Feb 2, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 43 of 45 shots after replacing Vitek Vanecek (upper body) early in the first period of Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Penguins.
Jan 26, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 26 saves on 29 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Sharks on Wednesday.
Jan 26, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov is starting Wednesday's game versus San Jose, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 16, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 28 saves on 31 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Canucks on Sunday.
Jan 16, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will defend the cage at home Sunday against Vancouver, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Jan 7, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed four goals on 16 shots in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Blues.
Jan 7, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will be in net Friday at St. Louis, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 5, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) was on the ice for Wednesday's practice, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Jan 4, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) was injured during Tuesday's practice, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Jan 2, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov yielded four goals on 37 shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Devils.
Jan 2, 2022 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov is the starting goalie Sunday versus the Devils, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Dec 31, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 19 of 20 shots in Friday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.
Dec 31, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will be stationed between the pipes for Friday's game in Detroit, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.
Dec 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 17 of 20 shots in Wednesday's 5-3 win over Nashville.
Dec 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will guard the home goal Wednesday versus the Predators, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.
Dec 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov and the Capitals will not face Ottawa on Monday due to COVID-19 postponements.
Dec 21, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov and the Capitals had their game Tuesday against the Flyers postponed by the (NHL) due to COVID-19 concerns.
Dec 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov and the Capitals will not face the Islanders on Thursday due to a COVID-19 related postponement, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Dec 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed five goals on 28 shots in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.
Dec 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will guard the crease in Wednesday's road game against the Blackhawks, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Dec 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 29 of 32 shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Penguins.
Dec 10, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will get the start during Friday's home game against the Penguins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Dec 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov turned aside 31 of 34 shots in regulation and overtime and three of five shootout attempts in Monday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.
Dec 6, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was the first goalie to leave the ice at Monday's game-day skate, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports, indicating he'll be between the pipes at home.
Dec 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 17 saves in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Dec 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will patrol the crease during Saturday's home game versus the Blue Jackets.
Dec 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 46 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.
Nov 30, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will patrol the crease during Tuesday's road game versus the Panthers.
Nov 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 30 saves in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.
Nov 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will start Sunday's game in Carolina, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Nov 26, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 19 of 22 shots in a 4-3 win over Florida on Friday.
Nov 26, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will start Friday against Florida.
Nov 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 25 saves in a 6-3 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday.
Nov 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Per Samantha Pell of The Washington Post, Samsonov was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll get the start in goal in Wednesday's home matchup with Montreal.
Nov 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov posted a 22-save shutout in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Sharks.
Nov 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was the first goalie to exit the ice at Saturday's game-day skate, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports, indicating he'll be between the pipes on the road against San Jose.
Nov 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov posted a 34-save shutout in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Kings.
Nov 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will protect the road goal Wednesday versus the Kings, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Nov 13, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 26 shots in Friday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.
Nov 12, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will start Friday's game against Columbus, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Nov 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed three goals on 18 shots and was chased to the bench in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Nov 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will patrol the crease for Thursday's contest in Florida, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Oct 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov turned aside 16 shots in Friday's 2-0 win over the Coyotes.
Oct 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will be in net for Friday's game against the Coyotes, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Oct 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 32 saves in Monday's 7-5 win over the Senators.
Oct 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will patrol the blue paint in Monday's road match against the Senators, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Oct 23, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov replaced Vitek Vanecek to begin the second period Saturday, stopping 13 of 14 shots to take the loss as the Capitals fell 4-3 in overtime to the Flames.
Oct 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 24 of 27 shots Tuesday in a 6-3 win over Colorado.
Oct 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will tend the twine against Colorado at home Tuesday.
Oct 18, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov has yet to start in goal for the Capitals this season.
Oct 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (lower body) is on the roster for Friday's preseason tilt with the Flyers.
Oct 6, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (lower body) took part in Wednesday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Oct 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (lower body) is considered day-to-day according to coach Peter Laviolette, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Oct 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (lower body) did not take part in Sunday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Oct 2, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will get the start on the road Saturday against the Flyers, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Sep 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will get some playing time during Wednesday's home match against the Devils, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Sep 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) practiced Friday, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Aug 9, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) penned a one-year, $2 million contract with Washington on Monday.
May 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) won't join Team Russia for the IIHF World Championship tournament in Latvia, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will join Russia for the IIHF World Championships, Martin Merk of IIHF.com reports.
May 23, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed three goals on 19 shots in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Bruins.
May 23, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was the first goalie off the ice at Sunday's morning skate, suggesting that he'll start Game 5 against the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
May 21, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov turned aside 33 shots in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Bruins in Game 4 of their first-round series.
May 21, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Per JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington, Samsonov was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll patrol the crease during Friday's Game 4 on the road against the Bruins.
May 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) stopped 40 of 43 shots in a 3-2 double-overtime loss to Boston in Game 3 on Wednesday.
May 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) will tend the road twine for Wednesday's clash with Boston, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
May 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (not injury related) took part in Wednesday's morning skate, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 18, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (not injury related) will make the trip to Boston for Wednesday's Game 3 versus the Bruins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
May 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) will miss Monday's Game 2 against the Bruins, NBC Sports reports.
May 16, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) was on the ice for Sunday's practice, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
May 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) isn't dressed for Saturday's Game 1 against Boston, with Craig Anderson working as the backup to Vitek Vanecek, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
May 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov is no longer listed in the league's COVID-19 protocols, so he'll be eligible to play in Saturday's Game 1 against the Bruins and could back up Vitek Vanecek, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (COVID-19 protocols) didn't participate in Saturday's morning skate and will miss Game 1 against the Bruins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (COVID-19 protocols) will remain out of the lineup for Tuesday's season finale against the Bruins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
May 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov has entered the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
May 5, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (coach's decision) won't dress for Wednesday's game versus the Rangers, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
May 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (coach's decision) was sent to the taxi squad and will not be available for Monday's tilt with the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 23 saves in a 3-0 loss to Washington on Saturday.
May 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will defend the blue paint during Saturday's home game versus the Penguins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Apr 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 21 saves in a 6-3 win over the Islanders on Saturday.
Apr 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will start between the pipes in Saturday's road game versus the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 22, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov kicked out 26 shots in a 1-0 shootout victory over the Islanders on Thursday.
Apr 22, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will get the road start Thursday against the Islanders, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Apr 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov turned aside 22 shots in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.
Apr 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (upper body) will patrol the crease during Saturday's road game versus the Flyers, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Apr 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Apr 13, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov turned aside 29 of 30 shots in a 6-1 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Apr 13, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov is slated to start between the pipes in Tuesday's home game versus the Flyers, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Apr 8, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed four goals on 32 shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins.
Apr 8, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will defend the blue paint during Thursday's home game versus Boston, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Apr 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 35 saves in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Devils.
Apr 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will guard the road goal in Sunday's game versus the Devils, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Apr 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed six goals on 24 shots in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Islanders.
Apr 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (undisclosed) returned to Thursday's game against the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Apr 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov left Thursday's game against the Islanders with an apparent injury, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Apr 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will get the start on the road Thursday against the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Mar 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 16 shots in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Rangers.
Mar 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will defend the home net in Sunday's game versus the Rangers, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Mar 26, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped all 24 shots he faced in Friday's 4-0 win over the Devils.
Mar 26, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will guard the home goal during Friday's matchup with the Devils.
Mar 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 22 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Rangers on Saturday. He allowed two goals.
Mar 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will protect the home goal Saturday versus the Rangers, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Mar 16, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov kicked out 21 of 22 shots Tuesday in a 3-1 win over the Islanders.
Mar 16, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will defend the home net in Tuesday's game versus the Islanders, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Mar 13, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 28 saves in a 5-4 win over the Flyers on Saturday.
Mar 13, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will get the road start Saturday against the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Mar 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 30 of 33 shots in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.
Mar 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov is in line to start between the pipes in Thursday's matchup with Philadelphia, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Mar 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made a season-high 36 stops Sunday in a 3-1 win over the Flyers.
Mar 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will guard the road goal in Sunday's game versus the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Mar 5, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov turned aside six of the seven shots he faced after replacing Vitek Vanecek late in the second period of Friday's 5-1 loss to the Bruins.
Feb 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov stopped 19 of 21 shots in a 3-2 win over New Jersey on Sunday.
Feb 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will defend the road goal in Sunday's game versus the Devils, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Feb 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was promoted from the taxi squad to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game versus the Devils.
Feb 27, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was promoted from AHL Hershey to Washington's taxi squad Saturday.
Feb 26, 2021 Assigned Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Friday.
Feb 25, 2021 Recalled Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was recalled from AHL Hershey to the taxi squad Thursday.
Feb 24, 2021 Assigned Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was re-assigned to AHL Hershey on Wednesday.
Feb 22, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was promoted to the active roster Monday, per CBS Sports.
Feb 20, 2021 Assigned Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov has been assigned to the Capitals' taxi squad, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Feb 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was promoted to the Capitals' active roster Friday.
Feb 18, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will practice with AHL Hershey on Thursday before returning to the Capitals, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Feb 14, 2021 Assigned Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was assigned to AHL Hershey for conditioning purposes, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Feb 13, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (COVID-19) has been added to the Capitals' active roster and will be ready to return Sunday against the Penguins, (NHL).com reports.
Feb 8, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (COVID-19) joined the team for Monday's practice session, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Feb 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (COVID-19 protocols) has been cleared for workouts, but won't be available for Sunday's game against the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Feb 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (COVID-19) has yet to join the Capitals, so he won't be available for Thursday's game against the Rangers, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Feb 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (COVID-19) remains in quarantine and will miss Monday's game against the Bruins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 30, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov is still on the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list and won't be available for Saturday night's game against Boston, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (COVID-19) remains in quarantine and is considered day-to-day, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 21, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov has tested positive for COVID-19, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 21, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (COVID-19 protocols) will miss at least the next four games due to quarantine restrictions, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Jan 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov allowed three goals on 27 shots Sunday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
Jan 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will patrol the road crease for Sunday's game against the Penguins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 14, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov made 22 saves in a 6-4 win over the Sabres on Thursday night.
Jan 14, 2021 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov will get the start in Thursday's season opener against the Sabres, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Dec 23, 2020 Washington Capitals | Ilya Samsonov | General manager Brian MacLellan expects Samsonov (upper body) to be ready for the start of training camp, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Nov 20, 2019 Recalled Washington Capitals | recalled G Ilya Samsonov from Hershey (AHL).
Nov 16, 2019 Assigned Washington Capitals | assigned G Ilya Samsonov to Hershey (AHL).
Apr 21, 2019 Assigned Washington Capitals | assigned G Ilya Samsonov to Hershey (AHL).
Apr 20, 2019 Recalled Washington Capitals | recalled G Ilya Samsonov from Hershey (AHL).
Apr 14, 2019 Assigned Washington Capitals | assigned G Ilya Samsonov to Hershey (AHL).
Apr 11, 2019 Recalled Washington Capitals | recalled G Ilya Samsonov from Hershey (AHL).
Nov 19, 2018 Assigned Washington Capitals | assigned G Ilya Samsonov to Hershey (AHL).
Nov 16, 2018 Recalled Washington Capitals | recalled G Ilya Samsonov from Hershey (AHL).
May 4, 2018 Washington Capitals | signed G Ilya Samsonov to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Ilya Samsonov
GP GAA SV% PIM GSAx GSAx/GP
Washington Capitals Washington Capitals logo 44 3.02 0.896 0
Ilya Samsonov Stats by Elite Prospects Ilya Samsonov Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP GAA SV% PIM GSAx GSAx/GP Playoffs GP GAA SV% PIM
2011-2012 Team Urals U15 Districts Cup U15 1 0.000 0
2013-2014 Russia U17 WHC-17 3 5.71 0.887 0
Draft Yr 2014-2015 Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk MHL 18 2.66 0.918 0 Playoffs 2 2.83 0.937 0
Draft Yr 2014-2015 Russia U18 (all) International-Jr 7 1.87 0.945 0
Draft Yr 2014-2015 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 1 5.5 0.500 0
Draft Yr 2014-2015 Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 3 1.67 0.952 0
Draft Yr 2014-2015 Russia U18 WJC-18 3 2.67 0.934 0
2015-2016 Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk MHL 5 1.8 0.935 0 Playoffs 1 2.82 0.875 0
2015-2016 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 19 2.04 0.925 0 Playoffs 6 2.29 0.916 0
2015-2016 Russia U20 WJC-20 2 1 0.956 0
2016-2017 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 27 2.13 0.936 0 Playoffs 3 1.28 0.949 0
2016-2017 Russia U20 WJC-20 6 2.11 0.930 0
2016-2017 Russia EHT 1 2 0.931 0
2016-2017 Russia (all) International 7 0.000 0
2017-2018 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 26 2.31 0.926 0 Playoffs 5 2.3 0.913 0
2017-2018 Russia II (all) International 2 0.99 0.956 0
2018-2019 Hershey Bears AHL 37 2.7 0.898 0 Playoffs 5 2.99 0.897 0
2019-2020 Washington Capitals NHL 26 2.55 0.913 0 5.50 0.21
2020-2021 Washington Capitals NHL 19 2.69 0.902 0 -4.59 -0.24 Playoffs 3 2.99 0.899 0
2020-2021 Hershey Bears AHL 4 3.25 0.869 0
2021-2022 Washington Capitals NHL 44 3.02 0.896 0 Playoffs 5 2.97 0.912 0
Ilya Samsonov Stats by Elite Prospects | Ilya Samsonov Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date August 9, 2021
Signing Status RFA
Agent Donald Meehan
Standard Contract | 1 Years $2,000,000 2.45% of cap space
2021-2022
Cap Hit $2,000,000
RFA
AAV $2,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $2,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $2,000,000
Minors Salary $2,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date May 3, 2018
Agent Donald Meehan
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,775,000 1.16% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
RFA
AAV $1,475,000 $1,475,000 $1,475,000
Performance Bonuses $500,000 $550,000 $600,000
Base Salary $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year