SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the Sharks have signed forward Timur Ibragimov to a standard, entry-level contract.
"Timur is a fast, physical winger with a nose for then net," said Wilson. "He uses his quickness to beat players up the ice and is hard to play against. We are confident his speed, shot, and work ethic will be assets to this organization."
Ibragimov, 19, played 35 games for SKA-Neva St. Petersburg of the Vysshaya Hokkeinaya Liga (VHL), the second highest level of Russian hockey, during the 2019-20 season, registering five goals, eight assists, and a plus-five rating. This was his first time being called up to the VHL. In seven games with SKA-1946 St. Petersburg of the Molodyozhnaya Hokkeinaya Liga (MHL), Russia's major junior league, Ibragimov tallied seven points (five goals, two assists) and a plus-eight rating.
In 117 games in the MHL, all with SKA-1946 St. Petersburg, Ibragimov recorded 28 goals, 34 assists, and a plus-22 rating. His 62 points represented an average of 0.53 points per game. In 12 MHL playoff games, he scored two goals, two assists, and a plus-three rating. Additionally, Ibragimov played in 40 games with Russia's U17 team Serebryanye Lvy and registered 32 points (16 goals, 16 assists) and 34 penalty minutes.
The six-foot-one, 183-pound native of St. Petersburg, Russia was drafted by San Jose in the sixth round (164th overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft.