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Nikita Nesterov

Nikita Nesterov  #89

Tampa Bay Lightning  Defenseman
NUMBER: 89 BIRTHDATE: March 28, 1993  (AGE 22)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Chelyabinsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 199 DRAFTED: TBL / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (148th overall)    Prospect Bio
2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Was the lone Bolt to record a plus rating (+1) in Game 1 vs. Chicago - Posted his second multi-assist game of the postseason in Game 3 vs. New York (two assists) - Registered a pair of power play assists in Game 2 vs. Detroit - Scored his first career postseason goal in his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut in Game 1 vs. Detroit First Round - 6GP, 1G, 2A, 3PTS, +0, 0 PIM Second Round - 2 GP, 0G, 0A, 0PTS, +1, 2 PIM ECF - 6 GP, 0G, 3A, 3 PTS, +3, 6 PIM Stanley Cup - 3 GP, 0G, 0A, 0 PTS, +1, 0 PIM 2014-15 Regular Season - Scored his first career power play goal on April 9 vs. NJD - Registered his first career NHL goal (Quick) on Feb. 16 at LAK - Made his NHL debut on Dec. 31 at BUF - Played in 32 games with the Syracuse Crunch, recording three goals and 14 points CAREER PLAYOFF HIGHS: Goals: 1 (4/16/15 vs. DET) Assists: 2 (2x, Last: 5/20/15 vs. NYR) Points: 2 (2x, Last: 5/20/15 vs. NYR) TOI: 18:49 (4/18/15 vs. DET)
Quote of the Day

I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.

— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website