NIKITA NIKITIN RUMORS

Blockbuster looming? B's and Blue Jackets talks heating up, Gaborik mentioned

With just about 26 hours to go before the trade deadline, things are starting to heat up in the rumors department among NHL circles.Could Gaborik be Boston bound? (photo via SI.com)And the Bruins are big players in those rumors.According to a report  from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, Marion Gaborik, Nikita Nikitin and Jack Johnson of the Columbus Blue Jackets could all be in play for...
Via BruinsLife
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus' Nikita Nikitin doesn't see the need to learn English

Nikita Nikitin, a defenseman playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League, has told R-Sport he refuses to learn English. I don't agree with it but with three Russian teammates in Columbus I can understand his logic. Artem Anisimov, Sergei Bobrovsky and Fedor Tyutin are there to help him on and off the ice.It probably doesn't make for any good team...
Via Just Sports And Just Us
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Nikitin Refuses To Learn The English Language

via RIA NOVOSTI, Nikita Nikitin, a defenseman playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets  of the National Hockey League, has told R-Sport he refuses to learn English as he can always rely on fellow Russian teammates. Nikitin has played in the NHL since 2010 but admitted – in Russian – that “my English isn’t getting any better.” Russians in the NHL are regularly...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Nikitin's OT goal lifts Blue Jackets over Flames

Defenseman Nikita Nikitin scored his first goal of the season 2:25 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. With a delayed penalty coming to Flames forward Jiri Hudler for goalie interference, Columbus poured on the pressure with Sergei Bobrovsky having gone to the bench for an extra skater. When David Savard'...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets ink Nikitin to 2-year deal

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Nikita Nikitin to a two-year, $4.3 million contract. The 26-year-old Nikitin, who had seven goals and 25 assists in 61 games a year ago with the Blue Jackets and St. Louis Blues, will make $1.8 million this coming season and $2.5 million in 2013-14. He was acquired by the Blue Jackets on Nov. 11 in a straight-up deal for defenseman...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Announce Signing Of Nikita Nikitin

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Nikita Nikitin to a two-year, $4.3 million contract, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Nikitin will earn $1.8 million in 2012-13 and $2.5 million in 2013-14. Nikitin, 26, registered seven goals and 25 assists for 32 points with 18 penalty minutes...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Jackets activate Nikitin off injured reserve

COLUMBUS, OHIO The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Nikita Nikitin off injured reserve and placed right wing Jared Boll on injured reserve, retroactive to February 9, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Boll, who has missed the last four games due to a foot injury suffered against Dallas on February...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jackets' Nikitin injures ankle against Detroit

Another loss and another Blue Jackets defenseman lost to injury.Nikita Nikitin, who had played big minutes and surprisingly well since coming to Columbus in an early-season trade with St. Louis, suffered what appeared to be a serious left ankle injury during the third period of Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss in Detroit.The Blue Jackets did not offer an update immediately after...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Very belatedly: Nikita Nikitin will be OK; Red Wings’ Henrik Zetterberg faces no suspension

Very, very belatedly: good news on two fronts regarding Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg’s accidental hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin. The hit was very similar to the ones that broke the ankles of former Wing Jason Williams and current Wings forward Jan Mursak, but the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline reports that Nikitin will be okay... GM Scott...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets trade Russell for Nikitin

COLUMBUS, OHIO The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Nikita Nikitin from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Kris Russell, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced tonight. Nikitin, 25, has collected four penalty minutes in seven games with St. Louis this season. The 6-3, 217-pound native of Omsk, Russia...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss
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