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Fantasy Summary

Creative offensive forward who transports the puck with high-end skating ability. Has potential as a top-six playmaking winger.


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April 2022 – Chibrikov has fared quite well this season across Russian hockey leagues. The 2021 second rounder (50th overall) began the season in the KHL, but was held scoreless in his four appearances averaging 7:36 per night. As an 18-year-old, Chibrikov has shined since being assigned to the VHL with SKA-Neva St. Petersburg, posting 31 points in 28 contests. Despite being the youngest by two years, his 1.107 points per game is strong enough to place him top five in the entire league. This is a testament to his abilities, effectively carrying through the neutral zone and either finding teammates to create scoring chances or using a quick release of his own. SKA-Neva St. Petersburg are currently down 3-2 in the VHL semi-finals, looking to push a game seven. Chibrikov plans to continue his development in Russia and remains under contract for at least one more season before considering making the jump to North America to pursue his top six upside. Justin Kaye

 

July 2021 – Chibrikov was selected in the second round, 50th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

 

January 2021 – Chibrikov has bounced around the SKA St. Petersburg system through the first half o