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Nikitin Assigned to Peoria

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Thursday the club assigned defenseman Nikita Nikitin (NICK–it–in) to the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.

Nikitin, 24, made his NHL debut in the Blues’ 2-1 shootout victory on November 6 at Boston.

The 6’3, 217-pound defenseman made 12 appearances for the Blues serving two penalty minutes.

The Omsk, Russia native was originally drafted by St. Louis in the fifth round, 136th overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
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