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Nikita
Chibrikov

Chibrikov is a fantastic skater who often displays very good top speed while carrying the puck on his stick, using fluid crossovers to generate speed through the neutral zone and find space in the offensive zone. With lightning acceleration and sublime hands, he is a real threat in transition. Give him too much time and…

Date of Birth
February 16, 2003
Position
Right Wing
Height
5'10"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Moskva, RUS  
Shoots
Left
Weight
167 lbs
Draft Result
2/50 (WPG)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Feb 17/21 Chibrikov Nikita 21726 – Neva St. Petersburg vs. Barz Kazan VHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Nov 4/20 Chibrikov Nikita 21240 – Kunlun vs. St. Petersburg KHL by Brandon Holmes View Report
Oct 28/20 Chibrikov Nikita 21189 – SKA-1946 vs. Dynamo St. Petersburg 2 MHL by Josh Bell View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 SKA St. Petersburg khl 12 1 1 2 0.17 -1 4
2020-2021 SKA-1946 St. Petersburg mhl 9 3 5 8 0.89 1 8
2020-2021 SKA-Neva St. Petersburg vhl 19 3 5 8 0.42 -7 49
2019-2020 MHK Dynamo Moskva mhl 32 3 13 16 0.5 2 8
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July 7, 2021
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May 11, 2021
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May 9, 2021
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May 5, 2021
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May 1, 2021
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April 29, 2021
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April 29, 2021
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April 23, 2021
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April 23, 2021
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April 18, 2021
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April 15, 2021
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April 3, 2021
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March 30, 2021
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March 21, 2021
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February 22, 2021
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February 10, 2021
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February 10, 2021
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Chibrikov is a fantastic skater who often displays very good top speed while carrying the puck on his stick, using fluid crossovers to generate speed through the neutral zone and find space in the offensive zone. With lightning acceleration and sublime hands, he is a real threat in transition. Give him too much time and space in open ice and you’ve got a huge problem on your hands. He as the wheels to beat opponents wide and gain that all-important separation. He’s also quite an elusive player, able to slow the pace down, shift his weight seamlessly from side to side, and deceive defenders with his hands, feet or head movement. He shows poise with the puck on his stick and calmness under pressure. He finds his teammates with passes in motion and can maneuver the puck into better shooting lanes. He does a good job of spotting opportunities on offense, finding teammates with crisp cross-ice passes while skating on the perimeter in the offensive zone. He also shows a willingness to go to the front of the net to make himself available for deflections and attempt to screen the opposing goaltender. At both ends of the ice, Chibrikov’s compete level is impressive for the most part, keeping his legs churning and playing aggressively on the forecheck in order to make life difficult on opposing defenders on the breakout. But his effort level and intensity can cut in and out, as some shifts he can dominate the play, but others where he blends into the scenery. His defensive game can be quite inconsistent. Though Chibrikov can appear to be engaged with the puck in his own zone and shows a willingness to keep his feet moving, there’s something left to be desired in regards to his defensive positioning and awareness. There is a disconnect with his ability to read and react to the play in his own zone, which leads to him running around in his own zone a bit too often and prolonging defensive zone time at times where proper positioning could have potentially broken up passing plays. In addition to inconsistent defensive reads, there are also times where Chibrikov is guilty of flying his own zone too early in an attempt to stretch the ice, making breakouts more difficult for his defensemen.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide