If you’re reading this headline and thinking who exactly is Andrei Chibisov he is a 26 year old left shooting winger who has five seasons in the KHL. Last season with Magnitogorsk Metallurg in 50 games he had 7 goals and 13 assists.
The news broke this morning via Cap Friendly who are reporting it is worth $700,000.00 (base) at the NHL level with a $92,500 signing bonus, $132,500.00 in potential performance bonuses and worth $70,000.00 in the AHL with the Moose.
Jets have now made it official.
According to reporter Igor Eronko the Jets had scouted Chibisov previously so this isn’t completely out of left field:
There’s a rumor Alexander Yelesin and Andrei Chibisov will also join #flames after Artyom Zagidulin, but I don’t believe it. Chibisov was scouted by #NHLJets, Yelesin should choose much less deep on D team (heard about #VGK interest to him)
— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) March 31, 2019
Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press has this as a scouting report on the newly signed forward:
A recent scouting report: “Chibisov is a total wildcard: at his best he can show quite a combination of skating, size and skills, the issue is that there are way too many up-and-downs in his game, which makes it harder to predict what he potentially could do on the NHL level.” https://t.co/rBgzBtJPxo
— Mike McIntyre (@mikemcintyrewpg) June 1, 2019
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.