Penguins reach into Europe for most late-round picks

Mikhail Ilyin didn’t make it to the NHL Draft, where the Pittsburgh Penguins selected him in the fifth round Thursday.

That doesn’t mean that he won’t be spending time in North America at some point in the future, however.

Ilyin, 18, is a 6-foot, 181-pound forward who had no goals and two assists in 21 games with Severstal Cherepovets in the KHL in 2022-23 to go with four goals and 22 assists in 28 appearances with the Cherepovets junior team.

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