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Nikita Filatov
Nikita Filatov
Left Wing
(nih-KEE-tuh FIHL-uh-tawf)
Number: 28
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: May 25, 1990  (Age 26)
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Drafted: CBJ / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (6th overall) PROSPECT BIO

2008-09: Collected 4-0-4 and was +3 in eight games with Columbus… Made his Blue Jackets and NHL debut and netted a goal Oct. 17 vs. Nashville (Pekka Rinne)… Became the first rookie in Blue Jackets history to record a hat trick with the club Jan. 10 vs. Minnesota (Josh Harding)… Was 18 years, 230 days at time of hat trick and is one of only two active NHL players to record a hat trick before his 19th birthday… The other being Pittsburgh’s Jordan Staal, who holds the NHL record as the youngest hat trickster (age 18 years, 153 days vs. Toronto on Feb. 10, 2007)… Missed seven games Jan. 18-Feb. 3 due to injury… Recorded 16-16-32, 24 penalty minutes and was “even” in 39 games with Syracuse (AHL)… Ranked third on the Crunch in goals and was fourth in points… Scored four power play goals… Made his professional debut and scored a goal Oct. 10 at Rochester… Notched 2-1-3 Nov. 8 at Manitoba… Had a season high 0-3-3 Nov. 12 at Albany… Registered 2-6-8 during a four-game point streak Nov. 7-12… Missed four games Feb. 13-18 due to illness… Missed seven games Feb. 25-Mar. 8 due to illness… Recorded 1-2-3 Mar. 28 at Lake Erie… Scored a pair of goals Mar. 29 at Toronto… Tallied 8-3-11, six penalty minutes and was +3 in seven games for Russia at the World Junior Championships… Ranked fourth (tied) in the tournament in points while helping Russia win the bronze medal…

2007-08: Scored 24-23-47 and 62 penalty minutes in 23 games with CSKA-2 (Russia-3)… Saw action in five games with CSKA’s Russian Elite League team… Represented Russia at the World Junior Championships… Tallied 4-5-9, 10 penalty minutes and had a +7 plus/minus rating in seven games to help Team Russia capture the bronze medal… Led the team in assists, points and plus/minus rating… Recorded 3-6-9 with 29 penalty minutes and had a +1 plus/minus rating in six games during the World Under-18 Championships… Served as Russia’s captain… Helped Russia win the silver medal… Named to the tournament’s All-Star Team… Led his team in assists and points…

2006-07: Had 4-5-9, six penalty minutes and was +4 in seven games at the World Under-18 Championships… Helped Russia claim the gold medal.

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