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Blues Re-Sign Defenseman Nikita Nikitin

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has re-signed defenseman Nikita Nikitin to a one-year contract extension. 
Nikitin, 24, made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut on November 6, 2010 at Boston and appeared in 41 games overall during his rookie year with the Blues in 2010-11 recording nine points (goal, eight assists) including his first career NHL point (assist) on February 4, 2011 against Edmonton.  The 6’3, 217-pound defenseman also dressed in 22 games for the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen, tallying 14 points including three goals and 11 assists. 

The Omsk, Russia native was originally drafted by the Blues in the fifth round, 136th overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. 

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