Nesterov, Nikita

Nikita Nesterov: Pre-Draft Reviews

Nikita Nesterov
Type: Prospect
Position: Defense
Shoots/Catches: Left
Height: 6.00
Weight: 183
Born: 03/28/1993
Age: 18
Hometown: Chelyabinsk, RUS
Acquired: Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 5 (#148) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: Belie Medvedi Chelyabinsk (MHL)
Projects As: Two-Way Depth Defenseman
Rankings: CSS 32 (International skaters), THN 87]/b]

Stats: Belie Medvedi Chelyabinsk (MHL): 46 Games played, 5-14-19, 72 PIM
Russia (U-18): 7 Games played, 2-2-4, 29 PIM

[b]The Hockey News: “Fast and quick with his stick, he’s an excellent playmaker.”

Nikita Nesterov

Basics

Type: 
BP Alumni
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.00
Weight: 
191
Born: 
03/28/1993
Age: 
23
Hometown: 
Chelyabinsk, RUS
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 5 (#148) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Two-Way Depth Defenseman

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2011
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
5
Pick No.: 
148
Draft Team: 
Chelyabinsk-2 (RUS-Jr)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
04/30/2013
Contract Type: 
Entry-level
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$742 500
Contract Start Year: 
2013
Contract End Year: 
2016
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$692 500
Salary: 
$742 500
Salary: 
$792 500

Bio

Comment: 
becomes RFA on July 1, 2016
Awards: 

[*]Bronze Medalist at 2011 U18 World Junior Championships

History: 

[*]Selected by Tri-City of the WHL in the 2010 CHL Import Draft

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Two-way defenseman who makes a good first pass out of the zone and has shown flashes of puck rushing ability. Has a good shot from the point and plays with more edge than the typical European player. Hard worker and has been a leader for Chelyabinsk's junior side, captaining his team to success in the MHL playoffs.

Weaknesses: 

Not as quick as you'd like a smallish defenseman to be. Needs to bulk up to compete at the next level. Hockey sense is so-so at both ends of the rink.

Projection: 

Two-Way Depth Defenseman

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Russia U16 (all)International-Jr- - -- -|        
 2009-2010 Belye Medvedi ChelyabinskMHL9 5 27 8|Playoffs4 0 00
  Russia U18WJC-187 2 02 29|        
 2010-2011 Belye Medvedi ChelyabinskMHL46 5 1419 72|Playoffs5 0 00
  Russia U18WJC-187 2 24 29|        
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19|WJAC-194 1 01 6|        
 2011-2012 Traktor ChelyabinskKHL10 0 11 4|Playoffs3 0 00
  Belye Medvedi ChelyabinskMHL41 11 2031 66|Relegation4 0 55
  Russia U20WJC-207 2 35 6|        
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series5 0 22 2|        
 2012-2013 Traktor ChelyabinskKHL35 0 00 14|Playoffs19 0 44
  Belye Medvedi ChelyabinskMHL2 0 11 2|Playoffs4 2 13
  Russia U20WJC-207 0 44 2|        
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series6 0 00 6|        
  Russia U20CAN-RUS Challenge4 0 22 6|        
 2013-2014 Syracuse CrunchAHL54 4 1216 39|        
 2014-2015 Tampa Bay LightningNHL27 2 57 16|Playoffs17 1 56
  Syracuse CrunchAHL32 3 1114 26|        
 2015-2016 Tampa Bay LightningNHL57 3 69 41|Playoffs9 0 11
  Syracuse CrunchAHL10 1 34 4|        
 2016-2017 RussiaWCup1 0 00 0|        

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