"Small and skilled but too reckless for his own good."
-Red Line Report
Namestnikov is a hard working, gritty player who fearlessly takes the puck to the net and also loves to chirp and instigate his opponents. Creative with the puck and is a good playmaker with great ability to make tips and deflections and a dangerous backhand. He's also honest and responsible defensively.
Namestnikov is small in stature and needs to gain upper body strength. Can be aggressive to the point of recklessness and has a tendency to put himself in a position to get cleaned out by big hits. He's a good skater, but doesn't have explosive burst, and although you can take the kid out of Russia, you can't take Russia out of the kid: he does have a tendency to freelance with the puck at times and not involve his linemates.
2nd/3rd Line Center
|Russian Selects U20||Jr Super Series||1||0||0||0||0||||
|Russian Selects U20||Jr Super Series||1||0||1||1||0||||
|2013-2014||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||4||0||0||0||4||||
|2014-2015||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||43||9||7||16||13|||||Playoffs||12||0||1||1||4|
|2015-2016||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||25||5||5||10||12||||
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