Ilya Samsonov

Age 24 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
On Taxi Squad
Expansion Draft Status
Eligible
Draft Year 2015
Drafted Overall 22
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Washington Capitals

Transaction History
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.
Mar 5, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 14 of 18 shots before being replaced by Ilya Samsonov 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.
Jan 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek has the inside track to back up Ilya Samsonov during the 2020-21 season, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press 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.
2020-2021 Regular Season Stats

Ilya Samsonov
GP GAA SV% PIM GSAx
Washington Capitals 19 2.69 0.902 0 -5.09
Ilya Samsonov Stats by Elite Prospects Ilya Samsonov Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP GAA SV% PIM GSAx Playoffs GP GAA SV% PIM
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
2020-2021 Washington Capitals NHL 19 2.69 0.902 0 -5.09
2020-2021 Hershey Bears AHL 4 3.25 0.869 0
Ilya Samsonov Stats by Elite Prospects | Ilya Samsonov Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team
Signing Date May 3, 2018
Agent Donald Meehan
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,775,000 1.13% 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
Buy It Out

Contract History