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Nikita Nikitin

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Edmonton Oilers

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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. H...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day    INJURY:  Back    EST. RETURN:  11/1/2014
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, $9 million deal with the Oilers in June of 2014.

October 29, 2014  –  Nikita Nikitin News

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Nikitin (back spasms) will remain out of the Oilers' lineup for their game on Wednesday against the Predators, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED 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 0:52 84 72
2014-15 28 NHL EDM 8 1 2 3 2 2 15 6.7 1 0 21:06 1 0 1 2:08 6 10
2014-15 Proj 28 NHL EDM 72 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Nikita Nikitin

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Nikita Nikitin – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nikita Nikitin was on the ice for 21:06.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nikita Nikitin was on the ice for 2:08 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 21:12 1:52
2013-14 17:07 0:52
2014-15 21:06 2:08

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Nikita Nikitin 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 29 NSH Did Not Play
Oct 27 MON Did Not Play
Oct 24 CAR 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:25 4:11
Oct 22 WAS 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 3 20:04 2:16
Oct 20 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 19:14 2:04
Oct 17 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 23:37 2:41
Oct 15 at ARI 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 25:24 2:08
Oct 14 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 20:46 3:41
Oct 11 at VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 22:20 0:00
Oct 9 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:55 0:00

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

Nikitin has been diagnosed with back spasms and will likely undergo an MRI.

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Nikitin (undisclosed) will not play in Monday's game against the Canadians.

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Nikitin (undisclosed) will be a game time decision Monday against the Canadiens.

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Nikitin dished out an assist and finished with a plus-4 rating in Friday's win over the Hurricanes.

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Nikitin scored the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Capitals.

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Nikitin (ankle) has received clearance to play for Thursday's game against the Flames.

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Nikitin (ankle) took part in Tuesday's practice, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.

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Nikitin (ankle) will likely begin the season on IR, the Edmonton Journal reports.

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Nikitin will likely miss one or two weeks after twisting his ankle Thursday. He left the arena wearing a walking boot.

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Nikitin suffered an ankle injury in Wednesday's game against the Canucks and will not return, Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun reports.

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The Oilers have signed Nikitin to a two-year, $9 million deal, the Edmonton Journal reports.

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Nikitin has been conditionally traded to Edmonton, according to the Edmonton Journal.

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2014-15

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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.