Edmonton Oilers

Nikita Nikitin
current status: In the minors
Birth Date:June 16, 1986 (29 years old)
Place of Birth:Omsk, RUS
Experience:5 years
Drafted:Drafted by St. Louis in 2004 (5/136).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Columbus in 2014.
Scouting Report
Assets: Has a nice combination of size and great mobility for the National Hockey League game. Moves the puck well and displays all-round acumen. Can fire the rubber disc. Relies on poise and good anticipation in the defensive zone.
Flaws: Seems willing but doesn't play much of a physical game, and could stand to be a little more aggressive overall for a player with his impressive size (6-3, 217 pounds). Also, he must be more consistent defensively.
Career Potential: Solid puck-moving defenseman with size.

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