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Position Center
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
192 lb (87 kg/13 st 10 lb)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Phoenix Coyotes
San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Ottawa Senators
Nationality 22x20px Russia
Born August 25, 1985 (1985-08-25) (age 31),
Perm, U.S.S.R.
NHL Draft 122nd overall, 2004
Ottawa Senators
Pro career 2004 – present

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Alexander Nikulin (born August 25, 1985 in Perm, U.S.S.R.), is an ice hockey player for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Alexander turned professional with 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. Disappionted with his slow progress to the NHL with the Senators, Nikulin demanded a trade or voiced the possiblilty of returning to Russia.[1] On November 3, 2008, Nikulin was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Drew Fata.[2]

Nikulin maintains a blog of his transition to North America, that has been become popular due to its candour.[3] His nickname is Sputnik[citation needed].

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05CSKA MoscowRSL163360----------
2005–06CSKA MoscowRSL511011212271012
2006–07CSKA MoscowRSL33511168124264
2007–08Binghamton SenatorsAHL7114365034----------
2007–08Ottawa SenatorsNHL20000----------
2008–09Binghamton SenatorsAHL52020----------
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
RSL Totals 100 18 25 43 30 19 5 2 7 6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Sens prospect Nikulin demands a trade". TSN (2008-11-02). Retrieved on 2008-11-03.
  2. "Coyotes acquire Nikulin from Senators". coyotes.nhl.com (2008-11-03). Retrieved on 2008-11-03.
  3. ottawasun.com - Bruce Garrioch - Carkner's dealt a bad hand

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