By Jenny Masters
The 6-7 Fedotov signed with the Flyers on May 7 and was expected to compete for a spot on the roster at training camp as a goalie.
He played for the Russian Olympic Committee in this year’s Winter Games in Beijing, where he helped the team earn a silver medal.
A spokesman for the National Hockey League said the league was aware of the situation but would not comment further.
Chuck Fletcher, the Flyers general manager, said in a statement that the Flyers “are aware of the reports and are investigating the situation.”
Fedotov was apparently detained yesterday, the same day that the American basketball star Brittney Griner’s trial began in Russia.
Ivan Fedotov, the @NHLFlyers prospect, has been arrested in Moscow for "draft evasion." His crime was wanting to go to the NHL and thus displeasing his CSKA bosses. His punishment will be going to the military, perhaps even to the war.
— Slava Malamud 🇺🇦 (@SlavaMalamud) July 1, 2022