Knights pick up Russian in import draft
London Community News
The London Knights have added an extra international touch on the defence, selecting Nikita Zadorov with the 9th Overall Selection in the 2012 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.
The 17-year-old skated for CSKA Moscow last season, scoring two goals and four assists in 41 games. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder also had three assists for Team Russia in their gold medal performance at this year’s World Under-17 Championship and two goals at the World Under-18 Tournament.
The Knights also selected centreman Nikolai Prokhorkin with the 58th pick overall. The Russian product was a fourth round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in the recent NHL Entry Draft.
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