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Nikita Nikitin

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Columbus Blue Jackets

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Nikitin wasn't able to repeat his breakout 2011-12 season, looking more like the inconsistent player the Blues gave up on, and the dropoff had to be at least partially due to not being partnered with the unflappable Fedor Tyutin. With young defensemen like Tim Erixon and Rya...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 223   DOB: 6/16/1986   BORN: Omsk, USSR   DRAFTED: 5th Rd, #136 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nikita Nikitin Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $4.3 million contract extension with the Blue Jackets in June of 2012.

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Nikitin (lower body) will return for Saturday's game against the Panthers, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports.

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Nikita Nikitin NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2010-11 24 NHL STL 41 1 8 9 1 10 46 2.2 0 0 16:24 0 4 4 1:17 40 52
2011-12 25 NHL CLS 54 7 25 32 -5 14 93 7.5 3 0 23:35 3 6 9 2:46 40 95
2011-12 25 NHL STL 7 0 0 0 -5 4 10 0.0 0 0 20:15 0 0 0 2:57 7 19
2012-13 26 NHL CLS 38 3 6 9 2 17 60 5.0 0 0 21:12 1 1 2 1:52 31 56
2013-14 27 NHL CLS 66 2 13 15 9 20 95 2.1 1 0 17:07 0 0 0 0:49 84 72
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Nikita Nikitin – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

17:07

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Nikita Nikitin was on the ice for 17:07.

0:49

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Nikita Nikitin was on the ice for 0:49 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 20:15 2:57
2012-13 21:12 1:52
2013-14 17:07 0:49

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Nikita Nikitin 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 12 at FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 15:18 0:00
Apr 11 at TB Did Not Play
Apr 9 at DAL Did Not Play
Apr 8 PHO Did Not Play
Apr 6 NYI Did Not Play
Apr 4 CHI Did Not Play
Apr 3 at PHI Did Not Play
Apr 1 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 1 14:10 0:00
Mar 29 at CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:40 0:00
Mar 28 PIT Did Not Play
Mar 25 DET Did Not Play
Mar 23 at NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 15:24 2:07
Mar 21 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 14:19 1:42
Mar 20 at MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:19 4:11
Mar 18 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:48 1:19
Mar 15 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:06 0:00
Mar 13 SJ 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 23:46 0:41
Mar 11 DET 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 20:34 0:51
Mar 10 at DAL Did Not Play
Mar 8 at NSH Did Not Play
Mar 6 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 7:16 0:07
Mar 4 DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 21:21 0:53
Mar 3 at TOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 21:32 0:12
Mar 1 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 2 16:26 1:35
Feb 27 at NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:32 2:08
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Feb 7 at SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:13 0:36
Feb 6 at LA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 17:18 1:02
Feb 3 at ANH 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 14:41 0:48
Feb 1 FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 17:32 0:00
Jan 30 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 1 17:27 3:28
Jan 28 OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:02 1:46
Jan 27 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:01 0:00
Jan 25 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 20:13 3:25
Jan 23 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:42 2:40
Jan 21 LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 2 19:36 1:51
Jan 18 at BUF 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 0 19:20 0:42
Jan 17 WAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:17 1:16
Jan 13 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 17:59 0:24
Jan 11 at WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 19:09 1:40
Jan 10 CAR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:54 0:00
Jan 6 at NYR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:04 1:09
Jan 4 at STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 20:24 0:00
Jan 2 at PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 15:02 0:00
Dec 31 at COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:36 0:00
Dec 29 PIT 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 3 0 17:11 0:00
Dec 27 at NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:11 0:00
Dec 23 at CAR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 14:31 0:12
Dec 21 PHI 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 13:29 0:00
Dec 19 at PHI 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 16:03 0:45
Dec 16 WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 21:02 0:14
Dec 14 STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:53 3:08
Dec 12 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:13 0:35
Dec 10 NJ 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:00 0:56
Dec 9 at PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 19:28 0:36
Dec 6 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 20:40 0:01
Dec 3 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:48 0:00
Nov 30 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 15:29 0:00
Nov 29 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 16:22 0:05
Nov 27 NSH Did Not Play
Nov 25 at TOR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 5:36 0:00
Nov 22 at VAN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 18:24 0:46
Nov 20 at CGY 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 15:06 0:00
Nov 19 at EDM 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 2 17:36 0:00
Nov 17 at OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 18:53 1:30
Nov 15 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 18:25 0:00
Nov 14 at BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:35 0:00
Nov 12 at WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 13:09 0:00
Nov 9 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:54 0:00
Nov 7 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:24 0:08
Nov 5 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:33 0:05
Nov 2 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 12:19 0:00
Nov 1 at PIT Did Not Play
Oct 27 ANH Did Not Play
Oct 25 TOR Did Not Play
Oct 22 NJ Did Not Play
Oct 20 VAN Did Not Play
Oct 19 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 18:40 0:27
Oct 17 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 16:11 0:22
Oct 15 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 19:18 0:00
Oct 12 BOS Did Not Play
Oct 10 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 22:26 2:53
Oct 5 at NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:05 1:48
Oct 4 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 22:39 2:26

Nikita Nikitin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nikitin (lower body) looks to be out of the lineup Sunday against the Islanders.

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Nikitin (lower body) did not take the ice for pregame warmups Friday, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Nikitin will miss Thursday’s game due to a lower-body injury, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Nikitin (head) is expected to play Monday against the Stars.

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Niktin (head) is a game-time decision for Monday's game against the Stars, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Nikitin (upper body) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Predators but may be able to return for Monday's game against the Stars.

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Nikitin (upper body) will travel to Nashville for Saturday's game against the Predators, and the veteran defenseman will be evaluated Friday, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports.

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Nikitin sustained an upper-body injury and will not return to Thursday's game.

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Nikitin enters the Winter Olympic break with just one point and a minus-6 rating over his last 10 contests.

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Nikitin picked up two assists in Saturday's win over the Flyers. He now has points in back-to-back games (three assists total).

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Nikitin (lower body) will be back in the lineup Friday against the Oilers.

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Nikitin (lower body) skated with the Blue Jackets on Thursday morning, the Columbus Dispatch's Shawn Mitchell reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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2012-13

Nikitin was surprisingly effective in Columbus after failing to get much of a chance the last couple of seasons with the Blues, scoring seven goals and 32 points in just 54 games. He'll join Fedor Tyutin on the second blue line pairing and power play unit, but given the lack of talent up front for the Blue Jackets, Nikitin will be lucky to break the 30-point mark again over a full campaign. Remember him in keeper leagues, but be fully aware that Nikitin is prone to streaks.

2011-12

Nikitin came over from Russia in the 2010 offseason and was playing his way onto the roster in training camp when he suffered a wrist injury. Once healthy, he was on the St. Louis-to-Peoria shuttle before sticking with the Blues for the final two and a half months. He skated his way to a plus-1 and was sixth on the team in blocked shots despite playing just 41 games and operating mostly as a seventh defenseman. The Blues love his size, but there’s little in the way of fantasy value here. He’ll compete with Ian Cole and Kent Huskins for the final two blue line spots, but it’s likely the Blues would like to get Cole more playing time in the AHL, so look for Nikitin to make the roster when camp breaks.

2010-11

The Blues finally bring Nikitin to North America, where he'll have a chance to compete for one of the final two spots at defense for St. Louis. The 2004 draft pick will need to acclimate to a smaller ice surface, but he's got a ton of experience in Russia with great size on the blue line. A start to his North American career in Peoria is likely, but he's in the organization's plans and will eventually get a spot on the major league roster.