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Nikita Nikitin

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Edmonton Oilers

2014-15 NHL Stats

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12

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:  Out    INJURY:  Undisclosed    EST. RETURN:  5/1/2015
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.

April 9, 2015  –  Nikita Nikitin News

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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
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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#2 Left Defenseman
  1. Oscar Klefbom
  2. Nikita Nikitin  OUT
  3. Andrew Ference  OUT
Edmonton Oilers

Time On Ice Stats

19:38

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nikita Nikitin was on the ice for 19:38.

1:44

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nikita Nikitin was on the ice for 1:44 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 21:12 1:52
2013-14 17:07 0:52
2014-15 19:38 1:44

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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
Apr 11 at VAN Did Not Play
Apr 9 SJ Did Not Play
Apr 7 LA Did Not Play
Apr 4 CGY Did Not Play
Apr 2 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 18:46 1:41
Apr 1 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 23:14 2:29
Mar 30 at COL 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 20:29 0:00
Mar 27 DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 16:16 1:13
Mar 25 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 23:05 0:13
Mar 23 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 25:47 2:25
Mar 21 PHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 20:21 2:51
Mar 18 CLS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 1 0 19:28 3:44
Mar 16 TOR Did Not Play
Mar 13 at CLS Did Not Play
Mar 12 at PIT Did Not Play
Mar 9 at DET Did Not Play
Mar 8 at CAR Did Not Play
Mar 6 at CHI Did Not Play
Mar 3 LA Did Not Play
Feb 28 STL Did Not Play
Feb 24 at MIN Did Not Play
Feb 21 ANH Did Not Play
Feb 20 MIN Did Not Play
Feb 18 BOS Did Not Play
Feb 16 at WPG Did Not Play
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Feb 14 at OTT Did Not Play
Feb 12 at MON Did Not Play
Feb 10 at NYI Did Not Play
Feb 9 at NJ Did Not Play
Feb 7 at TOR Did Not Play
Feb 4 PIT Did Not Play
Feb 2 at SJ Did Not Play
Jan 31 at CGY Did Not Play
Jan 29 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:56 1:59
Jan 27 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 20:17 1:50
Jan 20 at WAS 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 2 22:18 3:33
Jan 17 at FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 21:49 0:20
Jan 15 at TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 15:30 0:00
Jan 13 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 18:10 0:00
Jan 11 FLA 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 17:28 0:00
Jan 9 CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 17:39 0:00
Jan 6 DET 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 18:44 0:00
Jan 4 NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 15:50 0:35
Jan 2 at COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:30 0:00
Dec 31 at CGY Did Not Play
Dec 30 LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:15 1:35
Dec 27 at CGY Did Not Play
Dec 23 ARI Did Not Play
Dec 21 DAL Did Not Play
Dec 18 at SJ Did Not Play
Dec 16 at ARI Did Not Play
Dec 14 NYR Did Not Play
Dec 12 ANH Did Not Play
Dec 10 at ANH Did Not Play
Dec 9 at SJ Did Not Play
Dec 7 SJ Did Not Play
Dec 3 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 7:45 0:00
Dec 1 ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 17:11 4:08
Nov 28 at STL 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 23:35 0:00
Nov 27 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 25:18 5:01
Nov 25 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 20:52 0:14
Nov 22 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 21 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:59 2:10
Nov 19 VAN 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 23:18 3:00
Nov 16 ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 4 21:05 1:53
Nov 13 OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:32 2:02
Nov 11 at NSH 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:18 1:54
Nov 9 at NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 21:52 2:43
Nov 7 at BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 22:17 1:48
Nov 6 at BOS 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:59 3:21
Nov 4 at PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:12 2:56
Nov 1 VAN Did Not Play
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 (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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It appears the Oilers are eyeing Friday against the Blue Jackets for Nikitin's (shoulder) return to action.

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Nikitin (shoulder) could return Thursday versus the Penguins, according to the Edmonton Journal.

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Nikitin (shoulder) practiced in a non-contact jersey Monday.

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Nikitin (shoulder) skated with the team Monday, reports the Oilers' official site.

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Nikitin (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

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Nikitin (shoulder) was officially ruled out for four to six weeks Saturday, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

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Nikitin left Thursday's win over the Sabres in the third period with a shoulder injury, Matthew Iwanyk of TSN 1260 reports. Coach Todd Nelson said postgame that Nikitin "will be out for a while."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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.