Ilya Ezhov is a goalkeeper who started off his career with the Saint John's Fog Devils in Canada. Until 2008 he played in Canada's youth leagues, before playing for SKA's farm club VMF Karelia (now known as SKA-Karelia). For the 2011/2012 season Ilya was called up the the first team, where he managed to impress enough to become a regular. In the 2012/2013 KHL playoffs, one of his saves was picked as the best of the whole playoffs. With SKA Ilya has won the Continental Cup as well as becoming a bronze medalist of the KHL. After a spell with HC Lada Tolyatti, he returned to SKA to win a Russian championship silver medal and the KHL Gagarin Cup. He has represented the Russian national team at various levels.