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Nikita Filatov

European Skater - CSKA, RUSSIA
Final Rank:1Midterm Rank:1
Height:6' 0"Weight:172
Born:May 25, 1990
Born in:Moscow, RUS
Drafted: 2008: CBJ (1st Round / 6th Overall)  Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Played for both the CSKA senior and junior teams in 2007-08.
  • Participated in the 2008 World Junior Championships, leading Russia in scoring with nine points (4-5--9) in seven games.
  • Captained Russia to a silver medal at the 2008 Under-18 World Championships.  He led the team with nine points (3-6--9), including two shorthanded goals, and was named to the tournament All-Star team.  He also had led Russia in scoring with nine points (4-5--9) in seven games at the 2007 Under-18 IIHF World Championships.
  • His mother was a teacher in Moscow and gives him English lessons.



NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings

NHL Player: Sidney Crosby

Shootout move: "Backhand shot"

Goal celebration: "The Daniel Briere fist pump"

Practice Drill: Shootout

Movie: Gladiator

TV Show: Comedy Club

Actors: Richard Gere and Russell Crowe

Food to cook: "I don't cook"

Sport (other than hockey): Tennis

Activity away from the rink: Hanging out with friends

Place to visit: Hockey stadium


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