The Almaguin Spartans are thrilled to announce the addition of Nikita Pecheritsyn. The 2002 Russian Defensemen played for HC Everest Kohtla-Jarve in Estonian last season. Prior to that, Nikita spent two seasons in the NA3HL for the Atlanta Capitals where he registered 28 points and 74 penalty minutes in 84 games. Overall, Nikita has played 46 games at the Men’s level registering 8 points and 24 penalty minutes.
Spartans General Manager David Forde had this to say about the club’s big addition to the blue line “I am happy to be able to add a defenseman with Nikita’s skill level and experience to our lineup. He is a strong skater, has a high hockey IQ and great size at 6’0 and 195 pounds. Nikita competes hard in both ends of the rink and will be used in every situation.
He has significant experience at the men’s level, as well as considerable experience at the North American junior level. At 18 years of age, he had 17 points and 62 penalty minutes in 37 games in the NA3HL. Now being a 21-year-old defenseman with 2 years of men’s experience under his belt, I think Nikita can be a point per game defensemen for us offensively, while also playing big minutes defensively against the other teams’ top lines.
I also feel Nikita will make a big impact in our dressing room with some of our younger players having played juniors and multiple years with pro level players. He is ready for a leadership role and will lead by example in practice and off ice training daily. He’s one of the guys that will set the pace for other guys to push themselves to. Nikita already has a Canadian Tourism Visa, so he is all set to join the club later next week.