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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

Nikita Zadorov

North American Skater - London, OHL
Final Rank:22Midterm Rank:30
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:6' 4"Weight:200
Born:April 15, 1995
Born in:Moscow, RUS
Drafted: 2013: BUF (1st Round / 16th Overall)  Buffalo Sabres
• In his first Ontario Hockey League season, Zadorov led all rookies with a plus-33 rating and ranked second among first-year defensemen in points (6-19--25), helping London finish first in the 2012-13 standings (50 wins, 105 points). It was the seventh time in the last 10 seasons the Knights have posted more than 100 points.

• In the 2013 playoffs, he led all defensemen in penalty minutes (36) and posted six points (2-4--6) as London won the OHL championship. Zadorov added two goals in the 2013 Memorial Cup, including the game-winner in London’s opener against the host Saskatoon Blades.

• Zadorov won gold with Team Russia at the 2012 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge (0-3--3) and also competed at the 2012 Under-18 World Championship, recorded two goals and finished with a plus-4 rating.

• He wears No. 16 in honor of former Russian star Vladimir Petrov.

NEWS

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FAVORITES

NHL team: Vancouver Canucks
NHL player: Erik Karlsson
Shootout move: “Fake shot, one hand”
Goal celebration: “Ice sweep”
Video game: NHL 13
Movie: Snatch
TV show: Comedy Club
Actor and actress: Brad Pitt, Megan Fox
Website: Facebook
Pump-up song: “Beat Dat Beat” by DJ Pauly D
Restaurant: Moxies
Sport (other than hockey): Wakeboarding
Breakfast food: Pancakes
Superhero: Superman

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2011-2012CSKA 2RUSSIA-JR.4124663
2012-2013LONDONOHL636192554
2013-2014LONDONOHL3611193043
2013-2014RUS (2014 World Junior Championship)ITLTOUR74156




Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild