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Nikita Nesterov  #89

Tampa Bay Lightning  Defenseman
NUMBER: 89 BIRTHDATE: March 28, 1993  (AGE 21)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Chelyabinsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 183 DRAFTED: TBL / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (148th overall)    Prospect Bio
- Has posted two assists over his past five games - Recorded his first career NHL point (assist) on Jan. 13 at BOS - Made his NHL debut on Dec. 31 at BUF - Recalled by the Lightning on Dec. 31 - Has skated in 32 games with the Crunch, posting three goals and 14 points
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I mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.

— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday