Nikita Chibrikov

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

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--