2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Kirill Nizhnikov


Current Team: Barrie Colts (OHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 6-1 • Weight: 190 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: March 29, 2000 • Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Mississauga Rebels (Ban.); Tor. Jr. Canadiens (Ban./OJHL)
2016 OHL Priority Selection: 2016 by Mississauga (Round 1, No. 7)
OHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Barrie at Kingston)
First OHL Goal: Sept. 25, 2016 (Barrie at Ottawa)

Has All the Tools to Become Major Star
Colts Follow Tradition with Russian Gem
Traded to Barrie at Start of Rookie Year

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "When I saw Nizhnikov (in 2016-17), I was a expecting a bit more. I also hope for his sake that he has a little more talent around him next fall." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Has high-end puck skills, which is evident every time he touches the ice. He is very confident with the puck, sees the ice well and can thread the needle and find tape with crisp passes through tight spaces. He possesses good speed, forcing defenders to back off while he gains the line with possession. Nizhnikov also has the stickhandling ability to dance around defenders and avoid stick checks whenever they step up on him. Nizhnikov has an NHL-caliber shot as the puck gets off his stick in a hurry and with great velocity." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)