When the Buffalo Sabres drafted man-child Nikita Zadorov in the first round of the 2013 NHL entry draft, it was for moments like these. All the chips in the middle of the table, puck on his stick, all eyes watching him.
In the wee hours of on Thursday morning, Zadorov loaded his bazooka and fired not one, but two 5âon-3 PPGs past USA goalie John Gillies. The first one was the equalizer....
The Buffalo Sabres have put their youth movement on hold a week after Pat LaFontaine took over.
LaFontaine, the team's new president of hockey operations, announced a significant roster shuffle on Tuesday, when the Sabres demoted four rookies before their home game against St. Louis.
Veteran defenseman Mike Weber also was activated from injured reserve after missing 10 games...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013
The Buffalo Sabres regime change is already making more moves showing a different direction for the rebuild the team is about to undergo. The team has returned rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. The team may also yet return Mikhail Grigorenko to junior as well.
In sending Zadorov back now, before he has played 10 games in the NHL...
6’5″, only 18 years of age, Nikita Zadorov of the Buffalo Sabres looked like a giant scoring machine on his first ever NHL goal against the defending Eastern Conference champion, Boston Bruins. The Sabres may not be winning now (1-9-1)…Read more →The post WATCH: Sabres’ Nikita Zadorov score first NHL goal appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
The Buffalo Sabres have added rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov to the active roster and sent fellow defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to AHL Rochester.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Zadorov, who was in the lineup Saturday night when the Sabres hosted Colorado, can play up to nine games with Buffalo before the team must decide whether to activate the first year of his entry-level contract...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2013
Notes from Sabres prax:
* Ron Rolston says that Ramsus Ristolainen has earned his roster spot in Buffalo. The rookie Finn has played exceptionally well against NHLers in training camp. He was the 8th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
* Nikita Zadorov cut a finger in Raleigh on Friday night and will miss approximately 2 weeks. Ron Rolston saud today that the Sabres...
The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenseman Nikita Zadorov to a three-year, entry level deal.
The 6-foot-5 defenseman was one of two first-round picks for Buffalo in the 2013 draft, selected 16th overall.
In three preseason games, Zadorov has a goal and four penalty minutes. Last year in 63 games for the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights, he had 25 points and 54 penalty...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2013
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced that the team has signed defenseman Nikita Zadorov to a three-year entry-level contract.
The Sabres selected the 6-foot-5 220-pound Russian defenseman with the 16th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Zadorov 18 has played in three exhibition games so far this season and recorded his first career goal in the game against Toronto on Sunday...
Nikita Zadorov is now one skate stride closer to achieving his dreams of playing in the NHL.
The Buffalo Sabres have signed the London Knights star to his three year entry level pro contract.
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Whoever said that the Sabres lack size, skill, and scoring obviously didn't watch the game in Fridat afternoon. The Sabres jumped out to a 5-2 lead, then hung on to force OT.
In the end, rookie Nikita Zadorov scored his second goal of the game, with 26 second left in OT to give the Sabres the exciting 6-5 win in Traverse City.
The Sabres improved to 2-0, and are in first...