|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
192 lb (87 kg)
|Born||August 25, 1985,|
Perm, Soviet Union
|NHL Draft||122nd overall, 2004|
|Pro Career||2004 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Alexander turned professional with HC CSKA Moscow of the Russian Super League in 2004. After playing three seasons with CSKA, Alexander signed with the Ottawa Senators who had drafted him 122nd overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Nikulin played his first NHL game for the Ottawa Senators on November 22, 2007 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
In the 2008–09 season Nikulin was assigned to the Binghamton Senators of the AHL. Disappointed with his slow progress to the NHL with the Senators, Nikulin demanded a trade or voiced the possibility of returning to Russia. On November 3, 2008, Nikulin was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Drew Fata. Nikulin was then assigned to affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, where he spent the majority of the season, only playing in a single game with the Coyotes.
On May 24, 2009, failing an adaption to the North American style, Nikulin signed with former team CSKA Moscow of the KHL for the 2009-10 season.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2004–05||HC CSKA Moscow||RSL||16||3||3||6||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||HC CSKA Moscow||RSL||51||10||11||21||22||7||1||0||1||2|
|2006–07||HC CSKA Moscow||RSL||33||5||11||16||8||12||4||2||6||4|
|2008–09||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||64||7||16||23||20||—||—||—||—||—|
International statistics[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]
- Alexander Nikulin's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Alexander Nikulin - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
- Alexander Nikulin's NHL player profile
- Nikulin's blog
- RussianProspects.com Alexander Nikulin Profile
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