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Nikita Zadorov
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Nikita Zadorov  #51

Buffalo Sabres  Defenseman
NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: April 16, 1995  (AGE 19)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: BUF / 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (16th overall)    Prospect Bio
2014-15: Had three hits and was a plus-1 vs. DET (11/2) Skated a 20:11 of ice time and had two hits vs. PIT (11/8) Earned his first career fighting major at STL (11/11) Notched an assist and was a plus-3 in a team-leading 25:17 of ice time at MIN (11/13) Logged a career-high 25:52 TOI vs. WPG (11/26) Finished with a plus-2 rating in 16:56 of ice time vs. CGY (12/11) Recorded his first career multi-point night with a goal and an assist vs. FLA (12/13). His game-winning goal in overtime was the first of his career and made him the youngest defenseman in Sabres history to score an overtime winner (19 years, 242 days) Scored a power-play goal at WPG (12/16) Tallied an assist at OTT (12/29) Notched his second point in as many nights with an assist vs. TBL (12/31) Had his first career two-assist game at DET (1/18)
Quote of the Day

The fans love it, and it looked like they were having fun. It was great to see this city [Columbus]. They had been waiting a couple years for this game. They did it right.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos after the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday