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.
Missed me?— KHL (@khl_eng) November 26, 2020
19-year-old Yegor Chinakhov ends 6-game scoreless streak. pic.twitter.com/pLI079ItTD
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.
Marchenko (#CBJ) tucks home his eighth tally of the season (second point of the game).— Dave Hall (@hall1289) November 24, 2020
He's now firing at a point-per-game pace over his last 15, with eight goals and seven assists. https://t.co/iv3AKKUwan
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.