Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Igor Chibirev
Born in Kiev of the former Soviet Union on April 19th, 1968 center Igor Chibirev spent six seasons in Russia before coming overseas to play in the National Hockey League.

The Hartford Whalers had drafted him in 1993, and when he arrived they assigned him to the Fort Wayne Comets of the International Hockey League, where he excelled scoring over a point a game.

His second season in North America, he upped the ante in the minors scoring 51 points in just 36 games. This kind of production earned him some time in Hartford.

Chibirev played 37 games with the Whalers, scoring 4 goals and 15 points. The next year, despite once again producing well in the minors, Chibirev played just 8 games with the Whalers and he choose to head to Switzerland for the 1995-96 season.

Chibirev, now done with the NHL, spent the next few seasons in Europe, suiting up in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, with his longest stint coming with the Hanover Scorpions, who he played three seasons with starting in 1999.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 ShVSM Kiev USSR-3 6
1985-86 CSKA Moscow Jr. USSR-Jr.
1986-87 CSKA Moscow Jr. USSR-Jr.
1987-88 CSKA Moscow USSR 29 5 1 6 8
1987-88 Soviet Union WJC-A 7 4 3 7 0
1988-89 CSKA Moscow USSR 34 7 9 16 16
1988-89 CSKA Moscow Super-S 2 0 0 0 0
1989-90 CSKA Moscow USSR 46 8 2 10 12
1989-90 CSKA Moscow Fr-Tour 1 1 0 1 0
1989-90 CSKA Moscow Super-S 5 1 1 2 0
1990-91 CSKA Moscow USSR 40 10 9 19 4
1990-91 CSKA Moscow Fr-Tour 1 0 1 1 0
1990-91 CSKA Moscow Super-S 7 0 1 1 15
1991-92 CSKA Moscow CIS 38 21 17 38 46
1991-92 CSKA Moscow 2 CIS-3 1 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 60 33 36 69 2 12 7 13 20 2
1993-94 Hartford Whalers NHL 37 4 11 15 2 +7
1993-94 Springfield Indians AHL 36 28 23 51 4
1994-95 Hartford Whalers NHL 8 3 1 4 0 +1
1994-95 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 56 34 28 62 10
1995-96 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 35 36 33 69 12 6 5 6 11 4
1996-97 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 29 15 26 41 2
1996-97 Klagenfurter AC Austria 8 2 5 7 2
1997-98 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 40 35 41 76 24 13 9 14 23 8
1998-99 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 32 13 14 27 25
1999-00 Hannover Scorpions Germany 60 36 33 69 24
2000-01 Hannover Scorpions Germany 58 25 34 59 6 6 2 2 4 4
2001-02 Hannover Scorpions Germany 48 10 19 29 4
2001-02 Ukraine Olympics 4 2 1 3 2 +1
NHL Totals 45 7 12 19 2


Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (Russia), July 21, 2002.
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