News Archives

Chicago Blackhawks Sign Veteran Goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin to One Year Deal

July 5th, 2013 at 9:09 PM
By Andrew McIntyre

'20091031 Nikolai Khabibulin' photo (c) 2009, Dan4th Nicholas - license:

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Friday night that they have signed veteran goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin to a one year deal. Financial terms have yet to be released, but it should be around the $1.65 million figure that Ray Emery received from Philadelphia.

Khabibulin, 40, played for the Edmonton Oilers the last four seasons. In 2013 with the Oilers, he posted a 4-6-1 record, with a 2.55 goals against average and a .923 save percentage.  

Khabibulin will be a familiar face in Chicago as he played for the Blackhawks from 2005-2009. In his years with the Blackhawks, he posted a record of 90-80-24. Although he won't be playing the same role he did in his first tenure with the team, Khabibulin will certainly compete for the backup spot against Antti Raanta. 


You need to satisfy your competitive drive, so why not beat our experts in fantasy football. At FightClub, our official Fantasy Football partner, you can change you team weekly and win cash. Get a free $5 credit when you sign up and try them out. And each week, Sports Media 101 will sweeten the pot and award the player with top points an extra $25. Match-up and show them how good you are. Can you handle FightClub?

Your man cave is your home field advantage for every game. When the game is on the line, you should be able to look around and be reminded of the great moments you've watched unfold in that very room! MJR Sports Integrity offers a wide range or team and player-specific memorabilia that can do just that and take your game day room to the next level. Find your inspiration at MJR Sports Integrity and will your team to victory!

Tags: Blackhawks, Chicago, Chicago Blackhawks, GOALTENDER, Hockey, KHABIBULIN, NHL, NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Login with:         


Sports Media 101 is changing under the hood and will change soon in its appearance. We are in the process of converting from a publisher of sports media to a "smart" search engine and news service. Exciting things are happening stay tuned.