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Andrei Nikolishin

Andrei Nikolishin  #11

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NUMBER: 11 BIRTHDATE: March 25, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Vorkuta, Russia
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: HFD / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (47th overall)
CIS First All-Star Team (1994) CIS Player of the Year (1994) Traded to Washington by Hartford for Curtis Leschyshyn, November 9, 1996. Traded to Chicago by Washington with Chris Simon for Michael Nylander, Chicago's 3rd round choice (Stephen Werner) in 2003 Entry Draft and future considerations, November 1, 2002. Traded to Colorado by Chicago for Colorado's 4th round choice (Mitch Maunu) in 2004 Entry Draft, June 21, 2003. Signed as a free agent by CSKA (Russia), June 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Lada Togliatti (Russia), September 5, 2005.
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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson