Top goaltending prospect reportedly changing agents after first year in North America

Published June 15, 2023 at 12:00
BY COOPER GODIN

While it's not uncommon to see players change agents, it's more common when they're about to enter a contract year and are looking to cash in on an extension with their current team or in free agency the following summer.

But this is a much different case when it comes to Nashville Predators goaltender Yaroslav Askarov, who just completed his first professional season in North America.

According to TSN's Pierre LeBrun, Askarov has changed agents and is now represented by Dan Milstein and Vlad Spektor of Gold Star Hockey.

The main reason why Askarov changing agents is noteworthy is because it could mean that he might want to try and get dealt out of Nashville and to another organization where his path to the NHL is quicker. In Nashville currently, Askarov is stuck in the American Hockey League with Milwaukee because the Predators have their starting role solidified with Juuse Saros, who has two years remaining on his contract.


Askarov, 20, has a strong first season in North America with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. In 48 games, he had a record of 26-16-5 with a 2.69 GAA, .911 save percentage and three shutouts. The Omsk native made his National Hockey League debut on January 12th against the Montreal Caandiens.

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