So, Ilya Bryzgalov is still door jockeying in the Philly area… only now he seems to be much more alert and engaged.
I mentioned this on Great Sports Debate this week – that Ilya Bryzgalov hadn’t moved or sold his $3.9 million house yet and that his son was playing Mite hockey in South Jersey – and now, thanks to several readers and Twittererererers, we have photographic proof.
Behold, Bryz coaching at a Mites tournament at IceWorks in Aston on Saturday:
His son is a goalie for the Jaguars and wears number 30, just like his dad. But what’s oh-so-rich, if not expected, is that Bryz’s kid is still rocking the orange and black (as well he should, since Mr. Snider is paying his dad $1.64 million per year for the next 14 years to coach him straight on through to University). That’s 3-0 with the Flyers mask:
Those in attendance say that Bryz is great with the kids and even signed autographs and took pictures with fans:
And Bryz has every reason to be upbeat. He might not have a job, but he is the first Mite assistant coach ever with a 14-year, $23 million contract.