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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