Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nikita Nikitin
Nikita Nikitin was born June 16, 1986 in Omsk, Soviet Union. Though drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 2004, Nikitin spent several seasons with Avangard Omsk of the Russian Super League before joining the club in 2010.

Nikitin would split time during his first North American season between St. Louis and their AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. Shortly into his second season with the Blues, Nikitin was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Kris Russell.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 Avangard-VDV Omsk Russia-3 34 3 7 10 4
2003-04 Omskie Yastreby Omsk Russia-3 34 3 8 11 22
2004-05 Avangard Omsk Russia 12 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Omskie Yastreby Omsk Russia-3 31 3 8 11 20
2005-06 Avangard Omsk Russia 43 1 2 3 22 13 1 2 3 6
2005-06 Omskie Yastreby Omsk Russia-3 1 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Russia WJC-A 6 0 0 0 6
2006-07 Avangard Omsk Russia 54 1 15 16 99 9 0 4 4 35
2007-08 Avangard Omsk Russia 57 3 11 14 48 4 0 1 1 2
2008-09 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 53 4 11 15 28 9 1 2 3 8
2009-10 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 43 4 9 13 14 3 0 0 0 0
2010-11 St. Louis Blues NHL 41 1 8 9 10 +1
2010-11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 22 3 11 14 12 +1
2011-12 St. Louis Blues NHL 7 0 0 0 4 -5
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 54 7 25 32 14 -5
2011-12 Russia WC-A 10 0 4 4 4 +4
2012-13 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 33 2 12 14 8
2012-13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 38 3 6 9 17 +2
2013-14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 2 13 15 20 +9 5 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Russia Olympics 5 0 1 1 0 0
2014-15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 42 4 6 10 12 -12
2015-16 Edmonton Oilers NHL 11 0 1 1 8 -5
2015-16 Bakersfield Condors AHL 30 1 13 14 0 -9
2016-17 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 47 3 3 6 16 4 0 1 1 2
NHL Totals 259 17 59 76 85 5 0 0 0 0


Traded to Columbus by St. Louis for Kris Russell, November 11, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), September 24, 2012. Traded to Edmonton by Columbus for Columbus' 5th round pick (previously acquired, Columbus selected Tyler Bird) in 2014 NHL Draft, June 25, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), September 16, 2016.
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