Nikita Zadorov
Born (1995-04-16)16 April 1995,
Moscow, Russia
Height
Weight
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Buffalo Sabres
Colorado Avalanche
Ntl. team Flag of Russia.png Russia
NHL Draft 16th overall, 2013
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2012–present


Nikita Sergeevich Zadorov (born April 16, 1995) is a Russian ice hockey player. Zadorov is currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, who drafted him 16th overall in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Zadorov played in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the London Knights. He was selected in the first round (4th overall) of the 2012 KHL Junior Draft by HC CSKA Moscow.[1]

On October 19, 2013, Zadorov made his NHL debut skating with the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.[2] After spending much of the rest of that season in the OHL with the Knights, Zadorov made the Sabres' opening-night roster in the 2014–15 season as a permanent addition to the roster; he initially only saw limited playing time and is primarily on the team for practice only (he is not yet eligible for the American Hockey League and a tie-up involving Zadorov's Kontinental Hockey League rights are preventing him from being returned to juniors).[3] Zadorov's playing time increased later in the season as the team's coaching staff decided to keep Zadorov regardless of his junior situation.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Krasnaya Armiya MHL 41 2 4 6 63 8 0 0 0 8
2012–13 London Knights OHL 63 6 19 25 54 20 2 4 6 36
2013–14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 1 0 1 4
2013–14 London Knights OHL 36 11 19 30 43 9 4 5 9 12
2014–15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 60 3 12 15 51
2015–16 Colorado Avalanche NHL 22 0 2 2 12
2015–16 San Antonio Rampage AHL 52 10 19 29 90
2016–17 Colorado Avalanche NHL 56 0 10 10 73
2017–18 Colorado Avalanche NHL 77 7 13 20 103 6 1 2 3 32
2018–19 Colorado Avalanche NHL 70 7 7 14 75 12 0 0 0 24
2019–20 Colorado Avalanche NHL 64 4 9 13 65 15 3 2 5 18
NHL totals 356 22 53 75 383 33 4 4 8 74
Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Russia.png Russia
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2014 Malmö

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Russia WHC17 Gold medal icon.svg 5 0 3 3 8
2012 Russia IH18 5th 4 0 3 3 0
2012 Russia WJC18 5th 6 2 0 2 4
2014 Russia WJC Bronze medal icon.svg 7 4 1 5 6
2019 Russia WC Bronze medal icon.svg 9 0 1 1 14
Junior totals 22 6 7 13 18
Senior totals 9 0 1 1 14

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rasmus Ristolainen
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
2013
Succeeded by
Sam Reinhart


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