Osipov spent the majority of the 2018-19 season with Indy, notching 13 points (1g, 12a) and 48 PIMs in 66 ECHL games. He was named the Fuel’s Defenseman of the Year after finishing second among team blueliners in both PIMs and games played, and posting Indy’s longest ironman streak of the season. Osipov skated in 62 consecutive games with the Fuel from Opening Night through March 15 during his streak, only ending his run when he signed a PTO with Rockford on March 16. He then chipped in two assists with 13 PIMs over eight AHL contests for the Hogs.
The Moscow native originally made his pro debut in 2017-18 with a season split between the ECHL’s Quad City Mallards and AHL’s Chicago Wolves. He tallied five points (1g, 4a) in 33 ECHL games that year, highlighted by his first pro goal on March 24 at Tulsa, and notched one helper in his 11 AHL games with Chicago.
Overall, Osipov has collected 18 points (2g, 16a) in 99 career ECHL games and three assists in 19 career AHL contests. The defenseman also boasts a +6 rating thus far in his AHL career, skating to an even-or-better plus/minus rating in 18 of 19 games.