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Nikita Nikitin  #86

Edmonton Oilers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 86 BIRTHDATE: June 16, 1986  (AGE 29)
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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He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter