© press service of the Toronto Maple Leafs clubToronto Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov
MOSCOW, 26 Sep – Russian goaltender Ilya Samsonov admitted that he was nervous on his debut game for the NHL club Toronto Maple Leafs and that he likes being in a new team.
Samsonov made his debut for Toronto on Sunday in a pre-season match against Ottawa (2:4). The goalkeeper saved 16 shots out of 16 and was replaced after the second period. Last season, Samsonov played for the Washington Capitals, who did not make a qualifying offer to the goalkeeper.
“When the guys come to a new team, to a new city, of course they want to succeed, and this puts more emphasis on their game. I think Samsonov did a good job with what needed to be done,” Toronto head coach Sheldon said. Kief.