Ivan Chekhovich is now not any longer a member of the Sharks group.
A seventh-spherical alternative by San Jose within the 2017 NHL Draft, Chekhovich and the Sharks agreed to a mutual termination of his contract on Monday.
Chekhovich, 22 , had a rollercoaster tenure with the Sharks. He fleet received want right by the group after tallying three targets and six assists in six AHL games with the San Jose Barracuda in 2017-18. Alternatively, his manufacturing fell off the next two seasons. Chekhovich then left for the KHL, the build he starred as a rookie last 365 days with 34 factors in 43 games. He then made his NHL debut, exhibiting in four games for the Sharks in 2020-21, with zero targets and one attend.
Chekhovich’s departure will also be straight tied to the additions the Sharks have made this offseason. After adding Slash Bonino, Andrew Cogliano and others to the incumbent forward crew, Chekhovich’s possibilities of putting in place the Sharks’ roster out of coaching camp have been extremely low.
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However rather than return to the Barracuda within the AHL, Chekhovich reportedly is heading abet to the KHL. San Jose Hockey Now’s Sheng Peng reported Monday, citing a source, that Chekhovich is returning to Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, his KHL club last 365 days.