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Nikita Nikitin

29-Year-Old Defenseman – Edmonton Oilers

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Nikitin's first year in Edmonton was pretty much a bust, as he missed half the season due to multiple injuries. The Oilers were counting on him to anchor the top defensive pair defensively and lead the rush out of the zone, but he seemed miscast in a role as a shutdown bluel...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 217   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, $9 million deal with the Oilers in June of 2014.

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Nikitin was recalled by the Oilers on Monday, Jason Gregor of the Edmonton Journal reports.

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Nikita Nikitin NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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 0:52 84 72
2014-15 28 NHL EDM 42 4 6 10 -12 12 80 5.0 1 0 19:38 2 1 3 1:44 21 49
2015-16 29 NHL EDM 11 0 1 1 -5 8 12 0.0 0 0 14:48 0 0 0 0:17 14 9
2015-16 Proj 29 NHL EDM 61 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Nikita Nikitin

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Nikita Nikitin – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#2 Left Defenseman
  1. Andrej Sekera
  2. Nikita Nikitin
  3. Andrew Ference  IR
  4. Oscar Klefbom  IR
Edmonton Oilers

Time On Ice Stats

14:48

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Nikita Nikitin was on the ice for 14:48.

0:17

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Nikita Nikitin was on the ice for 0:17 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 17:07 0:52
2014-15 19:38 1:44
2015-16 14:48 0:17

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Nikita Nikitin
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 @VAN Did Not Play
Apr 6 VAN Did Not Play
Apr 2 CGY Did Not Play
Mar 28 ANA Did Not Play
Mar 26 @LOS Did Not Play
Mar 24 @SAN Did Not Play
Mar 22 @ARI Did Not Play
Mar 20 COL Did Not Play
Mar 18 VAN Did Not Play
Mar 16 STL Did Not Play
Mar 14 NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 13:59 0:00
Mar 12 ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:46 0:00
Mar 10 @MIN Did Not Play
Mar 8 SAN Did Not Play
Mar 6 @WPG Did Not Play
Mar 4 @CLM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 16:00 1:08
Mar 3 @PHI Did Not Play
Mar 1 @BUF Did Not Play
Feb 28 NYI Did Not Play
Feb 26 @ANA Did Not Play
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Feb 25 @LOS Did Not Play
Feb 23 OTT Did Not Play
Feb 20 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 13:41 0:00
Feb 18 MIN Did Not Play
Feb 16 ANA Did Not Play
Feb 13 WPG Did Not Play
Feb 11 TOR Did Not Play
Feb 9 @NJD Did Not Play
Feb 7 @NYI Did Not Play
Feb 6 @MON Did Not Play
Feb 4 @OTT Did Not Play
Feb 2 CLM Did Not Play
Jan 23 NAS Did Not Play
Jan 21 @DAL Did Not Play
Jan 19 @TAM Did Not Play
Jan 18 @FLA Did Not Play
Jan 16 CGY Did Not Play
Jan 14 @SAN Did Not Play
Jan 12 @ARI Did Not Play
Jan 10 FLA Did Not Play
Jan 8 TAM Did Not Play
Jan 4 CAR Did Not Play
Jan 2 ARI Did Not Play
Dec 31 ANA Did Not Play
Dec 29 LOS Did Not Play
Dec 27 @CGY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 15:33 0:00
Dec 26 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 11:19 0:00
Dec 21 WPG 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 11:32 0:00
Dec 19 @COL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 16:42 0:00
Dec 17 @CHI 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:05 0:00
Dec 15 @NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:29 2:03
Dec 14 @BOS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 14:44 0:00
Dec 11 NYR Did Not Play
Dec 9 SAN Did Not Play
Dec 6 BUF Did Not Play
Dec 4 DAL Did Not Play
Dec 2 BOS Did Not Play
Nov 30 @TOR Did Not Play
Nov 28 @PIT Did Not Play
Nov 27 @DET Did Not Play
Nov 25 @CAR Did Not Play
Nov 23 @WAS Did Not Play
Nov 20 NJD Did Not Play
Nov 18 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 14 @LOS Did Not Play
Nov 12 @ARI Did Not Play
Nov 11 @ANA Did Not Play
Nov 8 @CHI Did Not Play
Nov 6 PIT Did Not Play
Nov 3 PHI Did Not Play
Oct 31 CGY Did Not Play
Oct 29 MON Did Not Play
Oct 27 @MIN Did Not Play
Oct 25 LOS Did Not Play
Oct 23 WAS Did Not Play
Oct 21 DET Did Not Play
Oct 18 @VAN Did Not Play
Oct 17 @CGY Did Not Play
Oct 15 STL Did Not Play
Oct 13 @DAL Did Not Play
Oct 10 @NAS Did Not Play
Oct 8 @STL Did Not Play

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

Nikitin was reassigned to AHL Bakersfield on Sunday.

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Nikitin was recalled by the Oilers on Wednesday.

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Nikitin was reassigned to AHL Bakersfield on Thursday.

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Nikitin was recalled from AHL Bakersfield by the Oilers on Thursday.

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Nikitin was placed on waivers by Edmonton on Saturday, reports Edmonton Journal.

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The Oilers have placed Nikitin on the trade block, reports Edmonton Journal.

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Nikitin (undisclosed) will not play Thursday against the Sharks.

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Nikitin (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday against the Kings.

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Nikitin (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Flames, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

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Nikitin (shoulder) will be activated from injured reserve and suit up Wednesday against the Blue Jackets, according to Jack Michaels of the Oilers' Radio Network.

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Nikitin (shoulder) is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday versus the Blue Jackets.

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Nikitin (shoulder) has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Blue Jackets, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Nikitin was acquired from the Blue Jackets this past June to provide the Oilers with experience on the back end. He won't light up the scoreboard with goals or assists, but should provide leadership to a young defensive crew and stabilize life in the Oilers defensive zone. Hey -- his goalies will love him and that's important to their success. But the harsh reality is this -- he probably wouldn't be any better than a number four, or perhaps number five guy on a good team. Do not overrate.

2013-14

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 Ryan Murray pushing for ice time, Nikitin will need to rebound if he wants to keep a regular shift.

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 thereís little in the way of fantasy value here. Heíll compete with Ian Cole and Kent Huskins for the final two blue line spots, but itís 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.