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Nikita Nikitin  #86

Edmonton Oilers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 86 BIRTHDATE: June 16, 1986  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Omsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 217 DRAFTED: STL / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (136th overall)
-Scored 1st goal as an Oiler Oct. 22 vs. WSH -Placed on IR Nov. 2 (Back) 2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS: -Posted career high in games played (66) -Recorded three multipoint games - Appeared in five games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs -Played his 200th career NHL game on Mar. 18 vs. CAR CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: -Set career highs in goals (7), assists (25), points (32), power play goals (3), game-winning goals (3), time on ice (23:34) (2011-12) -Played the 100th game of his NHL career Apr. 3 @ PHX (2011-12) -Recorded the first multi-point game of his NHL career with (2A) and was +3 Mar. 30 @ DET (2010-11)
Traded to Columbus by St. Louis for Kris Russell, November 11, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), September 24, 2012. Traded to Edmonton by Columbus for Columbus' 5th round choice (previously acquired, Columbus selected Tyler Bird) in 2014 Entry Draft, June 25, 2014.
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This is a great day for me. This is something I've been thinking about for a long time. This is a great opportunity that the St. Louis Blues organization, (owner) Tom Stillman and Doug Armstrong are giving me and trusting me in doing...This is going to be a great challenge for me.

— Martin Brodeur, after announcing his retirement as an NHL player and becoming a senior adviser with the Blues on Thursday