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Fantasy Summary

Chekhovich is a goal-scoring winger. His ability to work the angles, and shoot the puck are his biggest strengths.


Observations

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July 2021 – Chekhovich still did not manage to find his game throughout the 2020-2021 season. He started in four games with the San Jose Sharks, raking in a plus-minus of -3 and registering just one assist. He then went to play in the KHL for the Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo, where he performed much better. He potted 17 goals and had 17 assists for 34 points in 43 games. Toward the end of the season, he came back to play with the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL. And he continued to struggle. At 22 years old, he still has time to develop, but it has to happen fast. The San Jose Sharks organization is in the process of turning the corner, and it’s up to Chekhovich whether he’s going to play an integral role. So far, it’s hard to see Chekhovich cracking more than minimum minutes on the bottom line for the 2021-2022 season. Collin

May 2020 – Despite ample opportunities in a top-six role with the Barracuda, Chekhovich struggled to produce offensively and was ultimately demoted to the third and fourth lines this season. The gifted Russian hoped to play a leading role in the Barracuda’s offense and perhaps even get a sniff of the NHL. Instead, Chekhovich will have to battle to earn a spot with San Jose’s club next season along with an abundance of other youngsters. With the big club struggling to score, he will need to step up his game if he hopes to get a longer look from the Sharks front office. Alex Howes

June 2019 – Chekhovich is yet another of the many Sharks prospects who will be turning pro next season. The Russian sniper finished an impressive QMJHL career with 2