When the Avalanche traded Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres yesterday in exchange for Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, J.T. Compher, and the 31st selection in today’s NHL Entry Draft, the biggest name (and player, for that matter) to be heading Colorado’s way is the monster truck-sized Zadorov as he is the centerpiece of the trade from an Avalanche...
Thanks to yesterday’s blockbuster trade that sent Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn to Buffalo in exchange for Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, J.T. Compher, and the 31st overall pick, the Avalanche will be the first team to approach the podium on day two of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
As it stands, the Avalanche will select 31st and 40th in the NHL’s 2nd round, then 71st...
Nikita Zadorov #51 of the Buffalo Sabres checks Jordin Tootoo #20 of the New Jersey Devils during the first period against the at the Prudential Center on February 17, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Mandatory Credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty images)
At 6’5 and just shy of 220 pounds, Nikita Zadorov is the ideal prototype of what NHL clubs around the league look for in a defenseman....
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) An apologetic Buffalo Sabres rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov intends to invest in a few more alarm clocks after being disciplined by the team for showing up late to a meeting.
The 2013 first-round draft pick on Monday called it ''my mistake'' and says he has ''100 percent no excuses'' in explaining how he slept after his alarm clock failed to go off a day earlier...
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February 23, 2015
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have suspended rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov for failing to report to the team on time following the NHL all-star break.
The Sabres did not say how long the suspension would last. The penalty was handed down after Zadorov missed Monday afternoon's practice.
Buffalo general manager Tim Murray says he anticipates allowing the 6-foot-5 Zadorov...
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January 26, 2015
Buffalo Sabres Defenseman wears humping reindeer to Christmas sweater party, Rub it for good luck and Bud Weisser charged with break in.
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Nikita Zadorov scored 29 seconds into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
Brian Gionta, Marcus Foligno and Cody Hodgson also scored for Buffalo (12-16-2), which has won three in a row and nine of its last 12.
Jussi Jokinen, Sean Bergenheim and Jimmy Hayes scored goals for Florida (12-8-8), which had a two-game winning streak...
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December 13, 2014
Again, these are the types of hits that should be removed from all levels of hockey. If you see numbers, you shouldn't hit the opposition. Montreal Canadiens forward Jiri Sekac is assessed a two-minute minor penalty for boarding on Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nikita Zadorov. Is that penalty punitive enough?
The game was really never in doubt as Russia blew out Norway by a score of 11-0. Anton Slepyshev, Nikita Zadorov and Vadim Khlopotov all scored twice and Alexander Barabanov, Nikita Tryamkin, Mikhail Grigorenko, Vyacheslav Osnovin and Damir Zhafyarov each netted one. The goalie combo of Andrei Vasilevsky and Ivan Nalimov combined for the easy shut out over the weak [...]