Igor Chibirev

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Igor Chibirev
Born (1968-04-19) April 19, 1968 (age 47)
Kiev, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Hartford Whalers
National team  Ukraine
NHL Draft 266th overall, 1993
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1986–2002

Ihor Viktorovich "Igor" Chibirev (born April 19, 1968) is a retired Ukrainian ice hockey centre. He played in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers.

Chibirev began his career in the Vysshaya Liga for SKA Kalinin before moving to the Soviet Hockey League for CSKA Moscow. After a spell in the International Hockey League for the Fort Wayne Komets, Chibirev was drafted 266th overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and over two seasons he played 45 regular season games for the Whalers, scoring 7 goals and 12 assists for 19 points. Three of those goals came in an 8-4 Hartford road win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 5, 1995. In 1995, he moved to Switzerland's Nationalliga A and signed for HC Ambri-Piotta and spent three seasons with the team, which included a short spell in Austria with EC KAC. Chibirev later moved to HC Fribourg-Gottéron for one season before moving to Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga with the Hannover Scorpions where he remained until his retirement in 2002. He represented the Ukraine national ice hockey team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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