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Nikolai Zherdev
Nikolai Zherdev
Right Wing
(NIHK-oh-ligh, ZHAIR-dehv)
Number: 13
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 203
Shoots: Right
Born: Nov 5, 1984
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Drafted: CBJ / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (4th overall)
2010-11: Scored his 100th career NHL goal vs. Tampa Bay on 10/14…Had a three-point game (2G, 1A) vs. Tampa bay on 11/18…Had a three-game point streak (4G, 1A) from 12/14-12/18…Played in his 400th career NHL game at Anaheim on 12/31…Had a three-game point streak (1G, 2A) from 4/1-4/5.
2010 Preseason:  Tied for the team lead in scoring with 6 points (5G,1A)... Scored the shootout winner versus Minnesota on Sept. 25…Also scored goal at Minnesota…Scored two goals on Sept. 24 at Toronto. 
2009-2010: Played for Atlant Moscow Oblast of the KHL… Appeared in 52 games and registered 39 points (13G, 39) and 79 PIM.

CAREER: Had 10-22-32, 26 PIM, -19 in 71 games with Columbus in 2006-07... Ranked 3rd on club in shots (164)... Scored 2 goals in season debut vs. Phoenix on Oct. 9... Began season with Mytischi (Russia)... Had career-high 27-27-54, 50 PIM, -13 in 73 games with Columbus in 2005-06... Led the club in shots (194) and ranked 2nd in goals and points (tied)... Scored team-high 12 3rd period goals (five forced OT)... Had 13-21-34, 54 PIM in 57 games as NHL rookie in 2003-04... Ranked in rookie top 10 in points per game (0.60/3rd), assists (21/5th), points (34/6th-T), PPG (5/6th-T), shots (137/6th-T) and goals (13/9th)... Had 1-1-2 in YoungStars Game at All-Star Weekend... Played for Russia at 2002 (silver) and 2003 (gold) World Jr. Championships... Columbus' 1st pick, 4th overall, in 2003 Entry Draft.


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