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Nikita Alexeev

Nikita Alexeev  #34

Right Wing
NUMBER: 34 BIRTHDATE: December 27, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Murmansk, Russia
WEIGHT: 227 DRAFTED: TBL / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (8th overall)
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to shoulder injury vs. Philadelphia (AHL) on November 2, 2003. Traded to Chicago by Tampa Bay for Karl Stewart and Florida's 6th round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Luke Witkowski) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), August 23, 2007.
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What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp