Petrov was much talked about in his draft year as he was very talented but fell on draft day because of a pre existing contract in the KHL. The Islanders have waited a long time for him but with this announcement the wait appears to be over.2008 3rd round pick Kirill Petrov signed a 1-year ELC with #Isles per @GazetaBOsport #NHL #AkBars #KHL— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) June 1, 2015
To say this was a surprise would be quite the understatement. I was in the camp of people that didn't think we would ever see Petrov in North America. However, now that he is coming, I look forward to seeing what he has and if he can make an impact with the team.