NIKITA POPUGAEV
North American Skater - ,
Final Rank:28Midterm Rank:18
Position:Left WingShoots:Right
Height:6' 6"Weight:217
Born:November 20, 1998Hometown:Moscow, Russia
Born in:Moscow, RUS
Drafted: 2017: NJD (4th Round / 98th Overall) 

• Popugaev split time between Moose Jaw and Prince George in 2016-17, totaling 29-40—69 in 71 games.

• After being selected 23rd overall in the 2015 CHL Import Draft by Moose Jaw, the Moscow native finished second in Warriors rookie scoring with 16-31—47 in 70 games during the 2015-16 season and added 2-2—4 in six playoff contests.

• Internationally, Popugaev won a gold medal with Team Russia at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (3-0—3 in 6 GP).

• Popugaev wears No. 71 in honor of his favorite player – Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin.


GETTING TO KNOW NIKITA:

If I could "Carpool Karaoke" with any celebrity it would be:
Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg

TV show I recently binge-watched: Supernatural

The celebrity that always makes me laugh:
Will Ferrell

The app I spend too much time on: Instagram

At an all-you-can-eat buffet I go straight for the: Steak

The coolest person I've ever met: Brayden Point

Athlete I admire most: Cristiano Ronaldo

One thing people don't usually know about me: How well I understand English

If I could be any superhero I would be:
Superman

I am inspired by: Hard Work

I am afraid of: Snakes

I dream of:
Playing in the NHL


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STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2018-2019KHABAROVSKRUSSIA3710120
2018-2019KHABAROVSK 2RUSSIA-JR.94482
2018-2019CSKA 2RUSSIA-JR.32130
2017-2018CHEKHOVRUSSIA-2143252
2017-2018PRINCE GEORGEWHL132574
2017-2018CSKARUSSIA120112
2017-2018CSKA 2RUSSIA-JR.311212
2016-2017MOOSE JAWWHL4022295114
2016-2017PRINCE GEORGEWHL317111815
2015-2016MOOSE JAWWHL7016314728
2014-2015CSKA 2RUSSIA-JR.282244
2014-2015Russia (2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge)NATOUR63032