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Blue Jackets Assign Forward Yegor Chinakhov to Monsters

Oct 15, 2021

The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, top affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Friday that the Blue Jackets assigned forward Yegor Chinakhov to the Monsters. A 6’0”, 179 lb. left-shooting native of Omsk, Russia, Chinakhov, 20, was originally selected by Columbus in the first round (21st overall) of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft and signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets on May 2, 2021.


In 32 KHL appearances for Avangard Omsk last season, Chinakhov supplied 10-7-17 with six penalty minutes and a -2 rating and added 5-2-7 with 24 penalty minutes and a +1 rating in 21 playoff appearances for the club, helping Avangard Omsk claim the 2020-21 Gagarin Cup as KHL Playoff Champions. Last season, Chinakhov additionally claimed the Alexei Cherepanov Award as KHL Rookie of the Year.


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