North American Skater
Russia
Nikita
Zadorov
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 200
LAST CLUB TEAM: London, OHL
BIRTHDATE: April 15, 1995
MID RANK: 30
HOMETOWN:
FINAL RANK: 22
BORN IN: Moscow, RUS
• 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