Kingston, Ontario – The Kingston Frontenacs are pleased to announce that goaltender Ivan Zhigalov has signed a Standard Player Agreement.
Ivan was selected by the Kingston Frontenacs in the 2022 CHL Import Draft. The 19-year-old from Belarus played in 42 games last season for the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The right-catching netminder posted a 26-9-3 record with a .892 save percentage. He possesses great size at 6-foot-3 and weighs 164 pounds.
Heading into the 2022 NHL Draft, Zhigalov was rated as the number two North American Goalie prospect by NHL Central Scouting. On Friday, July 8, Ivan heard his name called by the 2022 Stanley Cup champions, Colorado Avalanche.
“We are excited to have Ivan join our organization,” claimed General Manager, Kory Cooper. “He is an extremely talented goaltender, with great size and a high compete level. He joins the Frontenacs with Canadian Hockey League experience. We believe with his work ethic and tools, he’ll be able to have a tremendous year for our hockey club. We’re looking forward to working with Ivan and continuing his development.”
Zhigalov is set to join his teammates when our 2022-23 training camp opens in late August.