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Name: Igor Nikitin (#0/2005 NHL Draft)

Rating:
Height: 179cm/5'10"
Weight: 80kg/176.0 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Born: 1987-03-09
Birthplace: Cherpovets, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
None Available
RELATED ARTICLES:
2004 U18 Junior World Cup Evaluation - 2nd Defensive Pairing (Pakhomov - Nikitin) (11/13/2004)
U18 Team Russia Lineup, Evaluation and Grades - Defensemen and Goalies (2005 NHL Entry Draft Scouting) (09/17/2004)
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Scouting Evaluations:
2004 U18 Junior World Cup Evaluation - 2nd Defensive Pairing (Pakhomov - Nikitin)
U18 Team Russia Lineup, Evaluation and Grades - Defensemen and Goalies (2005 NHL Entry Draft Scouting)
Draft Rankings and Comments:
2005 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Rank 1: #18
Rank 2: #17
Rank 3: #14 Ranking Comments:Consistently practices with the Severstal Cherpovets and has already made his Super League (Russia 1) debut, skating 5 games for the big club.
Rank 4: #16
Talent Analysis:
Scout1: An above average skater...showed the ability to make a solid first pass...average vision of the ice...posesses a hard slapshot, but needs to improve his accuracy...average positionally...needs to improve his defensive game...must play his man more effectively.
Scout 2: A good skater, capable of impressive bursts of speed...possesses good agility...his skating skills make up for his lack of size...a solid stickhandler who can make passes from both sides of the stick... possesses a solid vision...shows an above-average offensive upside...likes to shoot the puck...a good variety of shots, including a fairly accurate slap shot...on the defensive side he suffers from the occasional positional breakdowns...needs to improve on his play in the defensive zone...has to stay with his man all the way...isn't really soft, but could use his body more when patrolling in front of his own net and along the boards...
Scout 3: One of the few right shot defensemen on the Russian national team...similar playing style and body build to Dmitri Yushkevich...works very hard...posesses a very good regard for the game and brings a mature attitude to the game...average skater - not very fast or aesthetic, but nobody beats him into the zone...still, needs to improve his skating...very tough and unforgiving in the crease...if he was a bit taller, he would be a force to be reckoned with...posesses a good first pass out of the zone...sees the ice well and is very reliable...average technically - reliable but not overly creative with the puck.
Back In Russia:
2003-04 season: Spent the entire season with Severstal (Cherpovets)...consistently appeared on Russia's '87 born squad 2004-05 season: Appeared in five games thus far for Severstal in the Super League (Russia 1)...one of the top blue liners on Russia's '87 born U18 squad. Please find Igor Nikitin's tournament performance evaluations below.
NHL Outlook:
RP Projection: Fifth round selection

Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2004-05 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC (Intl.)4 0 0 0 4 +1
2004-05 U18 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 6 +1
2004-05 Severstal 2 1st League (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2004-05 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Reg.)3 0 1 1 0 +1
2004-05 U18 Team Russia U18 World Cup (Intl.)5 2 1 3 2 -
2003-04 Severstal '87 Jr. League (Finals)6 1 0 1 6 -
2003-04 Team Russia '87 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 2 2 4 +2
2003-04 Severstal 2 1st League (Reg.)42 2 4 6 42 -
2002-03 Severstal 87 Jr. League (Finals)0 0 0 0 0 -
2002-03 Team Russia 87 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 0 -1
2002-03 Team North West '86 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 0 0 0 6 -
2002-03 Team North West '87 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 3 2 5 6 -
2002-03 Severstal 2 1st League (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2001-02 Severstal 2 1st League (Reg.)2 0 0 0 0 -
2004-05 U18 Team Russia 5 Nations Tournament (Reg.)4 1 0 1 2 -1
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