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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

Director of European Scouting Goran Stubb

“Nikita is a leader, has a great attitude, excellent work ethic and tons of talent.  He has matured during the season and leads by example.  He is an excellent skater who can change pace, even at top speed. Despite his size, he still plays aggressive, taking and giving hits.”


Under-20 Team Russia coach and two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Sergei Nemchinov

"He is a talented hockey player with a good technique and good speed, too. He definitely has an NHL upside because he can score, is a well-rounded player and is responsible in the defensive zone."