Igor Chibirev

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Igor Chibirev
Born (1968-04-19) April 19, 1968 (age 51)
Penza, Russian SFSR, 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 (Ukrainian: Ігор Вікторович Чибирєв; 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.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 ShVSM Kyiv USR.3 6 1 7
1986–87 SKA MVO Kalinin USR.2 6 0 1 1 2
1987–88 CSKA Moscow USR 28 5 1 6 8
1988–89 CSKA Moscow USR 34 7 9 16 16
1989–90 CSKA Moscow USR 48 8 2 10 12
1990–91 CSKA Moscow USR 40 10 9 19 4
1991–92 CSKA Moscow CIS 30 16 16 32 12 8 5 1 6 24
1991–92 CSKA Moscow II 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
1993–94 Springfield Indians AHL 36 28 23 51 4
1994–95 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 56 34 28 62 10
1994–95 Hartford Whalers NHL 8 3 1 4 0
1995–96 HC Ambrì-Piotta NDA 35 36 33 69 12 6 5 6 11 4
1996–97 HC Ambrì-Piotta NDA 29 15 26 41 2
1996–97 EC KAC AUT 8 2 5 7 2
1997–98 HC Ambrì-Piotta NDA 40 35 41 76 24 13 9 14 23 8
1998–99 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NDA 32 13 14 27 25
1999–2000 Hannover Scorpions DEL 52 25 25 50 24
2000–01 Hannover Scorpions DEL 58 25 34 59 6 6 2 2 4 4
2001–02 Hannover Scorpions DEL 48 10 19 29 4
USSR/CIS totals 178 46 37 83 52 8 5 1 6 24
NHL totals 45 7 12 19 2
NDA totals 136 99 114 213 63 19 14 20 34 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Ukraine OG 4 2 1 3 2

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