Jackets Trade Nikitin For 5th Round Draft Pick

Jun 26, 2014

Nikita Nikitin
Credit Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded defenseman Nikita Nikitin to the Edmonton Oilers for a fifth-round pick in next year's draft.

The deal means Columbus has re-acquired the 2014 draft pick it sent to Edmonton for defenseman Nick Schultz in March. The 28-year-old Nikitin registered 12 goals and 44 assists for 56 points in 158 games as a Blue Jacket. He was acquired in a trade with St. Louis in 2011.