Kirill Marchenko, Yegor Chinakhov 1-2 In KHL Scoring Among 22U Players

By Dan Dukart on November 30, 2020 at 1:20 pm
Marchenko snipes

Kirill Marchenko and Yegor Chinakhov are continuing their impressive play in the KHL.

As it stands today, the duo is 1-2 in the KHL in total points among players 22 or younger. Chinakhov, the Blue Jackets first-round draft pick in 2020, is also the top U20 scorer in the KHL, and his 8-7-15 in 27 games ranks seventh on the team in scoring. And per CBJProspects, he is Avangard Omsk's all-time leading scorer among U20 players.

When Chinakhov isn't scoring goals or setting up backdoor assists, he's busy laying the lumber. Thanks to Reddit user Kowdijj for finding the video that landed the 19-year old with the #4 hit in the KHL Top 5 Hits Of The Week.

Meanwhile, Marchenko is continuing to impress and is now up to 8-8-16 in 23 games, tied for sixth on a loaded St. Petersburg SKA squad. The 20-year old has been on a tear and is playing top-line minutes for a team with Gagarin Cup aspirations.  

While the headlines often (and deservedly) go to Chinakhov and Marchenko, it should be noted that T-6 on the U22 scoring list is Dmitri Voronkov. Vorkonkov, a 6'4, 190 lb center who was drafted by the Blue Jackets in the fourth round in 2019, could also find his way into the Blue Jackets lineup in the not so distant future.