Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nikita Filatov
Nikita Filatov was on born May 25, 1990 in Moscow of the Soviet Union. Filatov was selected sixth overall by the Blue Jackets in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, only the second forward selected in the that draft.

Though he spent most of the 2008-09 season with the Syracuse Crunch, Filatov managed to appear in 8 games for the Blue Jackets and even scored a hat trick on January 10 against Minnesota.

The following season Filatov made the Blue Jackets' opening night roster and would appear in 13 games for the club, but was unhappy with his role and playing time. The sniper requested to be transferred to his Russian club. A deal was worked out between Columbus and CSKA Moscow that had Filatov's salary paid by the Russian club, with the Blue Jackets retaining his rights.

Filatov returned to North America for the 2010-11 season, but saw limited success. In 36 AHL games he scored nine times and failed to score a single goal at the NHL level.

On June 25, 2011, Filatov was traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a third round draft pick.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2005-06 CSKA Moscow 2 Russia-3
2006-07 CSKA Moscow 2 Russia-3
2006-07 Russia WJ18-A 7 4 5 9 6
2007-08 CSKA Moscow 2 Russia-3 23 24 23 47 62 11 14 9 23 28
2007-08 CSKA Moscow Russia 5 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Russia WJC-A 7 4 5 9 10
2007-08 Russia WJ18-A 6 3 6 9 29
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 8 4 0 4 0 +3
2008-09 Syracuse Crunch AHL 39 16 16 32 24 0
2008-09 Russia WJC-A 7 8 3 11 6
2009-10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 13 2 0 2 8 0
2009-10 CSKA Moscow KHL 26 9 13 22 16 3 0 1 1 4
2009-10 Russia WJC-A 6 1 5 6 6
2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 23 0 7 7 8 +3
2010-11 Springfield Falcons AHL 36 9 11 20 20 -2
2011-12 Ottawa Senators NHL 9 0 1 1 4 +1
2011-12 Binghamton Senators AHL 15 7 5 12 12 +3
2011-12 CSKA Moscow KHL 18 4 4 8 12 5 0 1 1 4
2012-13 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 47 10 11 21 24 13 3 3 6 6
NHL Totals 53 6 8 14 20


Loaned to CSKA Moscow (KHL) by Columbus for remainder of 2009-10 season, November 17, 2009. Traded to Ottawa by Columbus for Ottawa's 3rd round choice (Thomas Tynan) in 2011 Entry Draft, June 25, 2011. Loaned to CSKA Moscow (KHL) by Ottawa (Binghamton-AHL) for remainder of 2011-12 season, December 12, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ufa (KHL), May 14, 2012.