Nikita Chibrikov

Height / Weight
5' 10" / 165 lbs
February 16th 2003 (18)
Right Wing
NHL 2021 mock draft
Player ranking
Year Rank
2021 40

Russian winger playing regularly in the adult league with SKA-1946, he is an excellent skater and one of the best offensively skilled 2021 draft prospects out of the MHL. Displays physicality, strong corner and wall work, despite not being a really big guy. An aggressive forechecker but as many a offensive player, he sees his role as an attacker. And that is exactly what he is when the opposing team takes a penalty. His sharp edgework allows quick turns and dekes when his team is on the power play. Sets up and runs the power play at the half boards and is a focal point of the shorthanded team's concern, getting quick crisp passes to both the top of the umbrella and all the way across rot the opposite wing for the one-timer. He dominated with a stellar performance at the 2019 U-17 Five Nations tournament.

--Bill Płaczek--