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Get to Know ... Nikita Filatov

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets
Get to know Nikita Filatov ...

  • Played for both the CSKA senior and junior teams in 2007-08.
  • Participated in the 2008 World Junior Championships, leading Russia in scoring with nine points (4-5--9) in seven games.
  • Captained Russia to a silver medal at the 2008 Under-18 World Championships. He led the team with nine points (3-6-9), including two shorthanded goals, and was named to the tournament All-Star team. He also had led Russia in scoring with nine points (4-5-9) in seven games at the 2007 Under-18 IIHF World Championships.
  • His mother was a teacher in Moscow and gives him English lessons.



NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings

NHL Player: Sidney Crosby

Shootout move: "Backhand shot"

Goal celebration: "The Daniel Briere fist pump"

Movie: Gladiator

TV Show: Comedy Club

Actors: Richard Gere and Russell Crowe

Food to cook: "I don't cook"

Sport(other than hockey): Tennis

Activity away from the rink: Hanging out with friends

Place to visit: Hockey stadium


Season   Team       League     GP  G    A   PTS  PIM
2007-08  CSKA 2   Russia-3  34  32  34   66    90

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