Blue Jackets send RW Yegor Chinakhov to Cleveland Monsters

Yegor Chinakhov

OCTOBER 15, 2021

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned right wing Yegor Chinakhov (YEH-gohr CHEE-nih-kawf) to the Cleveland Monsters, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Chinakhov, 20, skated for Avangard Omsk in the Kontinental Hockey League in 2020-21 and registered 10 goals and seven assists for 17 points with six penalty minutes, six power play goals and 60 shots on goal, while averaging 14:00 of ice time in 32 regular season games.  He captured the league’s Rookie of the Year award. The winger led all KHL players 20 years or younger in points-per-game (0.53) and goals (tied) and ranked second in assists (tied) and points.  He added 5-2-7 and 24 penalty minutes in 21 playoff games to help the club win the 2021 Gagarin Cup.

The Omsk, Russia native notched 36-54-90 with 22 penalty minutes and a cumulative +52 plus/minus rating in 97 career outings with Omskie Yastreby in Russia’s junior league (MHL) from 2017-20.  The 6-0, 178-pound winger posted 1-0-1 in five outings for Russia at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships and helped the country capture a silver medal at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championships with 2-1-3 and four penalty minutes in seven appearances.

The Blue Jackets return to action Saturday when they host the Seattle Kraken.  Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET.  The game will be broadcast live on Bally Sports Ohio and streamed on the Bally Sports app.  The game may also be heard on the Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 FM in Columbus.

‐ CBJ ‐

Single game tickets for all home games played at Nationwide Arena during the 2021-22 season are on sale now.  Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2021-22 campaign are also currently available for purchase.  Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.

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