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BLUE JACKETS SIGN TOP PROSPECT TO ENTRY-LEVEL DEAL

MAY 2, 2021  (16H28)      COLTON PANKIW
The Columbus Blue Jackets announced on Sunday afternoon that they have signed prospect Yegor Chinakhov to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Chinakhov, 20, was drafted by the Blue Jackets in the first-round (21st overall) in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. At the time of the selection, the hockey world was baffled as even some of TSN's top analysts hadn't heard of the Russian forward, while others had him projected to go in the mid-to-late rounds of the draft.

While the pick was very off the board, it appears Jarmo Kekalainen may have made the right choice, as Chinakhov had a solid rookie season in the KHL with Omsk Avangard, scoring 10 goals and 17 points in 32 games. While he will likely start the 2021-22 season off in the AHL, he may be able to get in some NHL games depending on his play.




Related: Blue Jackets top prospect reportedly en route to North America after Gagarin Cup win
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SEASON
2020-2021GPGAPTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
+4
533268100
LEON DRAISAITL
+2
53304979
BRAD MARCHAND
+2
52283967
MITCH MARNER
+1
54204767
NATHAN MACKINNON
47204565
AUSTON MATTHEWS
+1
50402565
PATRICK KANE
54154964
SIDNEY CROSBY
55243862
MIKKO RANTANEN
+1
49303161
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
+2
55204161
MARK STONE
53213960
ARTEMI PANARIN
42174158
MARK SCHEIFELE
+2
53203858
ALEKSANDER BARKOV
+1
49263157
SEBASTIAN AHO
55243357
JAKE GUENTZEL
56233457
NICKLAS BACKSTROM
54153853
ALEX DEBRINCAT
50292352
MAX PACIORETTY
48242751
DAVID PERRON
53163551
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NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
MAY 8, 2021 G A PTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
1 3 4
REILLY SMITH
3 - 3
TIM STUTZLE
3 - 3
ALEXANDER WENNBERG
3 - 3
CONNOR BROWN
1 2 3
PHIL KESSEL
1 2 3
PAVEL BUCHNEVICH
- 3 3
SETH JONES
- 3 3
LEON DRAISAITL
2 - 2
CHRISTIAN DVORAK
2 - 2
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