Columbus Blue Jackets

 
Nikita Nikitin
current status: On roster
Birth Date:June 16, 1986 (27 years old)
Place of Birth:Omsk, RUS
Shoots:L
Experience:3 years
Drafted:Drafted by St. Louis in 2004 (5/136).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with St. Louis in 2011.
Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 66 2 13 15 9 20 0 0 1 17:06 95 0.23
Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11:38 3 0.00
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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