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Canadiens acquire defenseman Nikita Nesterov from Lightning

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenseman Nikita Nesterov from the Tampa Bay Lightning, in exchange for defenseman Jonathan Racine and a 6th round pick in 2017.

Nesterov, a 5th round pick in 2011, is a rough-and-tumble skating defenseman who plays with a high activity level — both forcing turnovers from the opposition with his aggressiveness but also allowing scoring chances against at times with his improvisational style.

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In 35 games this season, he has 3 goals and 9 assists, for 12 points and is a -3. Nesterov has played 119 games in the NHL, compiling 8 goals and 20 assists for a career -3.

Here’s what he brings to the Montreal Canadiens:

Physicality

Offensive Awareness

Coleton MacDonald
The Founder of Weliveforhockey.com
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