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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)

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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