Ivan Nalimov

Chicago Blackhawks

Fantasy Summary

Extremely large goalie covers a lot of the net and is very athletic for a man that size.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country RUS
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 12, 1994
Height 6‘4”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 6; Overall: 179

Observations

April 2020 – Nalimov remains unsigned after signing an AHL PTO to finish the 2019-2020 season for the Blackhawks. The sixth round pick from the 2014 entry draft has seen his numbers erode over the past two seasons. While his save percentage has remained decent, he has not posted a winning season since 2015-2016, but that tends to have more to do with the KHL team the player is on than their talent level. He will need to impress at training camp as this could be his final chance to play in the NHL for the Blackhawks before he stays in the KHL forever. Tony Carr

 

September 2018 – After requesting a trade in June of this year, the as yet unsigned netminder has since had a change of heart. Following a meeting between his agent and GM Stan Bowman, Nalimov feels as though he will be given a chance to play in North America as soon as next season. The big Russian has agreed to spend one more season in the KHL working on his game in the meantime.  

Nalimov is an extremely agile goaltender which combined with his large frame makes him very formidable. He will need to adjust to the smaller ice surface, and faster pace, in order to have a shot of playing in the NHL. Putting together a solid season for Kunlun Red Star of the KHL would be a great starting point on his journey to the NHL.  Tony Carr


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2011-2012 SKA-1946 St. Petersburg MHL 20 2.24 .920 | Playoffs 0
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 2 3.73 .898 |        
  Russia U18 WJC-18 1 1.00 .957 |        
 2012-2013 SKA-1946 St. Petersburg MHL 47 2.12 .931 | Playoffs 7 3.25 .891
 2013-2014 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 0 - - |        
  SKA-Neva St. Petersburg VHL 1 1.00 .966 |        
  SKA-1946 St. Petersburg MHL 12 2.84 .894 | Playoffs 1 10.06 .600
  Russia U20 WJC-20 2 2.65 .897 |        
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 4 2.25 .945 |        
 2014-2015 Admiral Vladivostok KHL 30 2.76 .900 |        
 2015-2016 Admiral Vladivostok KHL 39 2.60 .908 | Playoffs 3 3.44 .891
  Russia EHT 0 - - |        
  Russia (all) International 0 - - |        
 2016-2017 Admiral Vladivostok KHL 13 2.87 .902 |        
  Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 5 3.27 .885 |        
 2017-2018 Admiral Vladivostok KHL 17 1.98 .942 |        
  Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 6 2.59 .927 | Playoffs 3 4.83 .836
 2018-2019 Kunlun Red Star KHL 4 2.83 .917 |        
  Avangard Omsk KHL 14 2.14 .917 | Playoffs 2 1.17 .957
 2019-2020 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 0 - - |        
  HK Sochi KHL 24 2.50 .911 |        

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