Round 3
Stanley Cup Final
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 a healthy scratch in Games 1 & 2 in Montreal - 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 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 (4/18/15 vs. DET Points: 2 (4/18/15 vs. DET) TOI: 18:49 (4/18/15 vs. DET)
Quote of the Day

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3