Jonathan Cheechoo signs with KHL club | 07/09/2013 2:35 PM
Jonathan Cheechoo has agreed to terms with Medvescak Zagreb of the KHL.
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Cheechoo had 13 goals and 32 points in 35 AHL games last season. He's put up impressive numbers in the minors for years, but that hasn't been enough to earn him another shot at the NHL level since 2009-10. Cheechoo scored 56 goals in 2005-06, but he was never able to duplicate that level of success.
Jonathan Cheechoo signs tryout with Barons | 01/21/2013 10:45 AM
Former 50 goal scorer Jonathan Cheechoo, has signed a professional tryout with the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL.
The Barons are reeling as they have lost the services of Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Justin Schultz who were recalled to the NHL once the lockout ended. The Barons are looking for some scoring and Cheechoo, who is still only 32, may be able to provide it. He had 56 points in 70 games for Peoria last season but was unable to find a team with the lockout in force. A long-time NHL scout said that Cheechoo did not adjust well to the faster game of late. "He lost his legs," said one longtime NHL pro scout. "It was sad to see, really. First it was the legs, then everything seemed to go. He couldn't get to where he needed to be (to score)."