NYI DRAFT CENTRAL: Nikita Filatov

A look at the top prospects in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

Friday, 05.2.2008 / 11:27 AM ET / News
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NYI DRAFT CENTRAL: Nikita Filatov

The 2008 draft pool is considered the deepest in years and the Islanders are set to select higher in this year’s Entry Draft than they have in the past seven. With the Islanders selecting fifth in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 20 in Ottawa, many highly-touted prospects will be available for the Isles to choose from. Each week leading up to the draft, Newyorkislanders.com will feature a new player who is likely to go early in this year’s draft.


Nikita Filatov
NIKITA FILATOV

Team: CSKA Moscow (Russian Junior League)
Position: Left Wing
Born: May 25, 1990 in Moscow, Russia (Age 17)
Height: 6-0   
Weight: 158
Shoots: Right
CSS Final Ranking: No. 1 ranked European skater
2007-08 Regular Season: Games Played (32), Goals (34), Assists (32), Points (66), PIM (90)
2008 WJC: Games Played (7), Goals (4), Assists (5), Points (9), PIM (10)

Update: Filatov appeared at both the 2008 under-18 World Junior Championships and 2008 World Junior Championships. He had an exceptional showing at both, but it was at the 2008 WJC where he made his mark. In the tournament, Filatov recorded four goals, five assists and a plus-seven rating. His nine total points ranked second at the tournament as he helped Russia claim the Bronze medal by recording two goals and an assist in a 4-2 win over the United States. Filatov appeared in 32 games with CSKA Moscow of the Russian Junior League in 2007-08, where he tallied 32 goals and 34 assists for 66 points in 32 games.

Strengths: Filatov boasts tremendous speed. His ability to see the open ice and pass - especially when moving at high speed - makes him a threat anytime he is on the ice. He has shown that he will attack the net and battle in the corners for pucks. Filatov plays at a very high intensity every shift on the ice.

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Nikita Filatov
What They’re Saying:

“He is a young talented hockey player with a good technique and good speed too. He has definitely an NHL upside because he can score, he is a well-rounded player and he is responsible in the defensive zone.”

-    Sergei Nemchinov / U-20 Russian Team Coach and two-time Stanley Cup Champion


“Filatov may have the purest skill set of anyone in this draft. Stamkos receives the nod over Filatov for his overall game, but Filatov takes a backseat to no one in this draft in skill.”

-    Ken McKenna / The Sporting News

“Alexei Cherepanov was skilled, but everybody worried about his work ethic. This guy’s more talented and he plays real hard, too.”

-    NHL Scout

“The young, English speaking, CSKA Moscow winger looks almost like a cross between Ilya Kovalchuk and Maxim Afinogenov in terms of playing style.”

-    Jante Abrahamsson / McKeen’s Hockey Prospects


NIKITA FILATOV STAT BOX

Season

Team

Lge

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

2007

Russia

WJC-18

7

4

5

9

6

2007-08

CSKA Moscow

Russian Junior

32

32

34

66

90

2007-08

CKSA Moscow

Russian League

5

0

0

0

0

2008

Russia

WJC

7

4

5

9

10

2008

Russia

WJC-18

6

3

6

9

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