Goaltender Ilya Sorokin signs monster deal worth $66 million.

The veteran goaltender has just signed a gigantic contract that will make him one of the highest paid goalies in the league.

Jonathan Larrivee
Jonathan Larrivee
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Goaltender Ilya Sorokin signs monster deal worth $66 million.
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The New York Islanders have pulled off the biggest signing of the day thus far.

According to multiple reports, the Islanders have signed Sorokin to a massive new 8 year contract, one worth a whopping $66 million making it by far the largest deal of the day thus far. That works out to an average annual value of $8.25 million for Sorokin, making him among the highest paid goaltenders in the league.

Goaltender Ilya Sorokin signs monster deal worth $66 million.

Sorokin has been a dominant force in the Islanders net since coming to the National Hockey League after a lengthy career in the Kontinental Hockey League, and last season was no exception. Over a heavy workload of 62 games Sorokin recorded a 2.33 goals against average and a .924 save percentage, numbers that have remained relatively consistent over his 4 seasons with the Islanders.

The Islanders will now have to hope that Sorokin can continue to perform at his elite level over the next 8 years, at which time he will be almost 36 years of age.

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