ROCKFORD, IL – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, announced today that goaltender Ivan Nalimov has signed a standard player’s contract (SPC) for the 2020-21 season.
Nalimov, 26, spent the past seven seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) including the start of the 2020-21 campaign. In 14 games with Dinamo Riga this season, the Novokuzentesk, Russia, native, went 2-11-0 with a 3.58 goals-against average and .877 save percentage. Last season, Nalimov signed a professional tryout agreement (PTO) with the IceHogs on March 7 just before the season came to a close.
In his seven seasons in the KHL, Nalimov appeared in 166 career contests earning a 60-73-14 record with a 2.63 goals-against average and .910 save percentage with seven different teams.
Nalimov was originally drafted in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.
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