SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has reassigned forward Nikolay Goldobin (goal-DOBIN) from HIFK (Liiga) to the Worcester Sharks (AHL).
This season, Goldobin registered 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) and 12 penalty minutes during 38 regular season games with HIFK. In addition, he helped lead the team to a playoff appearance where he picked up five points (one goal, four assists) in seven games. Goldobin also took part in the inaugural Champions Hockey League tournament with HIFK, posting four points (one goal, three assists) in three games.
Prior to his stint with HIFK, Goldobin played for the Sarnia Sting in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) during the 2013-14 season. The 18-year-old forward recorded 94 points (38 goals, 56 assists) and 21 penalty minutes in 67 games, leading Sarnia in scoring while ranking seventh amongst all OHL players in points. He strung together a 22-game point streak from Nov. 14, 2013 to Jan. 11, 2014, registering 43 points (21 goals, 22 assists) and three four-point performances during that span.
In 2012-13, Goldobin was the runner-up for the OHL Rookie of the Year award and was named to the OHL All-Rookie Second Team, posting 68 points (30 goals, 38 assists) in 68 games with the Sting, totals that ranked first amongst all OHL rookies in both goals and points.
Internationally, Goldobin represented his home country of Russia at the 2015 World Junior Championship where he registered five points (two goals, three assists) in seven games, helping the team secure a silver medal. In addition, he took part in the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament, registering three points (one goal, two assists) in four games.
The five-foot-eleven, 180-pound native of Moscow, Russia was originally drafted by San Jose in the first-round (27th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.