Nikita Zadorov RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wake up call: Sabres rookie defenceman Zadorov apologizes for sleeping in after alarm fails "An apologetic Buffalo Sabres rookie defenceman Nikita Zadorov intends to invest in a few more alarm clocks after being disciplined by the team for showing up late to a meeting. The 2013 first-round draft pick on Monday called it "my mistake" and says he has "100 per cent no excuses" in..." February 23

  • Sabres suspend Nikita Zadorov for failure to report to team on time "The Buffalo Sabres have suspended defenseman Nikita Zadorov for faiing to report to the team on time following the All-Star break, the team announced Monday. Zadorov missed Monday's practice, but his suspension is not expected to be lengthy. "We anticipate Nikita joining the team at some..." January 26

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    Zadorov will make his season debut tonight. Reinhart will be a healthy scratch. #Sabres will dress 11 forwards and 7 D. #BUFvsLAK -CR

  • Nikita Zadorov returned to juniors by Sabres, more moves coming "The Buffalo Sabres regime change is already making more moves showing a different direction for the rebuild the team is about to undergo. The team has returned rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. The team may also yet return Mikhail Grigorenko to..." November 19

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    Update: Zadorov injured his hand blocking a shot in the game according to Coach Rolston. Will be evaluated.

  • Sabres sign Zadorov to entry-level contract "The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced that the team has signed defenseman Nikita Zadorov to a three-year entry-level contract. The Sabres selected the 6-foot-5 220-pound Russian defenseman with the 16th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. Zadorov 18 has played in three exhibition games..." September 26

  • Jones finishes in top spot in Craig Button's draft rankings "While Halifax Moosehead forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin grabbed the spotlight with their championship-winning performance at the Memorial Cup, TSN Scout Craig Button believes Seth Jones is still the best blue-chipper going into this month's NHL Draft. The Portland Winterhawks..." June 04

  • Memorial Cup: Top prospects abound at exceptional tournament

    Toronto Star "In most years, scouts and hockey executives flock to the site of the Memorial Cup to observe players they’ve already drafted, rather than players they hope to draft. Veteran teams filled with 19- and 20-year-olds tend to win this tournament, after all, not those led by 17-year-old stars with..." May 22

  • Zadorov hitting his stride with the Knights

    Hockey's Future "“La Femme Nikita” is the story of a secret assassin who works in the shadows. Le “blueliner” Nikita, London Knights' Nikita Zadorov, has no such anonymity. After all, at 6’7” with a propensity for big hits and a big shot, it’s hard to miss the Russian defenseman. And scouts have noticed...." May 05

  • Size, mobility give Zadorov 'unlimited potential' "In nearly 13 years of owning the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, Mark Hunter has seen a number of players go from his organization to NHL stardom, among them Patrick Kane, John Tavares, Corey Perry and Rick Nash, so he has a pretty solid grasp of what it takes for a player to make it..." May 05

  • Nikita Zadorov And Bogdan Yakimov Cut By Russia

    Hockey House "Nikitia Zadorov and Bogdan Yakimov will not be joining Russia when the world’s top under 20 stars meet for the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. Zadarov, a London Knights defenseman, tweeted yesterday ”I not going to Ufa #WJC2013 I coming back to London.” He has two goals and 10..." May 05

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