Fedotov Chooses Club He Will Play For

Published August 31, 2023 at 4:21 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have one of the best goalie prospects not playing in the NHL in Ivan Fedotov. The 26 year old Russian native is back preparing for another hockey season.

The Philadelphia Flyers and the KHL both believed they had a valid contract for Fedotov to play.

Earlier this month the IIHF ruled on the matter issuing the following statement:

"Based on the evidence provided to the IIHF by the involved parties, the IIHF has determined that Ivan Fedotov has a valid NHL Contract with the Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Club for the 2023/2024 season. Accordingly, the IIHF has determined that Ivan Fedotov was in breach of a Professional Player Contract per Article II.4.1 of the IIHF International Transfer Regulations when he signed a contract with CSKA hockey club for the 2023/2024 season."

In accordance with Article II.4.1 of the IIHF International Transfer Regulations, Ivan Fedotov was given two (2) weeks to either go back to his former club (i.e Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Club); or obtain a release from his former club. As neither action occurred within the given period, the IIHF has imposed the following sporting sanctions on Ivan Fedotov:

- A four (4) month suspension on playing in official national and international games during playing periods. The suspension shall take effect on 1 September 2023 (first CSKA regular season game) and conclude on 31 December 2023.

Reports are coming out today that Fedotov will be playing for CSKA Moscow when the season opens on September 1st against AK Bars despite the suspension.

It appears Fedotov is ignoring the IIHF ruling and is choosing to suit up for CSKA Moscow instead of the Philadelphia Flyers.
August 31   |   52 answers
Fedotov Chooses Club He Will Play For

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