2017 NHL Entry Draft

Ivan Chekhovich

IVAN CHEKHOVICHRussia

SAN JOSE • ROUND: 7 OVERALL: 212

 

Previous Team: Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 98

Vital Statistics

Position: LW • Height: 5-10 • Weight: 177 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Jan. 4, 1999 • Hometown: Yekaterinburg, Russia

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Moscow Dynamo (Russia U18); Balashikha MVD (MHL)
CHL Import Draft: 2016 by Baie-Comeau (Round 1, No. 3, Overall)
QMJHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Baie-Comeau vs. Rimouski)
First QMJHL Goal: Oct. 3, 2016 (Baie-Comeau at Drummondville)

IN THE NEWS:
Invited to Russa U-17 Camp (in Russian)
Made Great First Impression (in French)
One of Two Russians Drafted by Drakkar

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Chekhovich is a shooter. I really like his ability to shoot without getting set. He knows how to get open in the offensive zone. He is strongo n the puck, too. Exhibits some good offensive abilities and creates opportunities in knowing where to go with great anticipation. He's not the kind of player you want on your bottom-six at the next level." (J.F. Dore, ISS Scout)

• "Good player, and he showed he can play with the best of his age group internationally at both Under-18 tournaments this year and the World Junior A Championship. There was no Andrei Svechnikov playing on his line in Baie-Comeau, though, and he was not as good in the QMJHL as he was internationally. He was good enough to average close to a point per game, but I wish I’d see him take games over more often and be more dominant." (Jerome Berube, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "He’ll need to work on improving his level of involvement in the game and also his skating. He’s an OK skater, but with his size, you always want him to be faster on the ice. He can score many goals thanks to his wrist shot, but also showed good puck poise and vision, which makes him a good play-maker." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Has a knack for finding room in the offensive zone -- doesn't need much time or space to get his lethal shot away. ... An intelligent, complementary player who reads well off his linemates -- showed real goal-sniping ability at the World U-18's when he got to play with more skilled linemates. Offensively instinctive and sits in the quiet areas ready to pounce." (Red Line Report)