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Nikita Zaitsev

Born:October 29, 1991Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Moscow, RussiaPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:RussiaCurrent Team:Chicago Blackhawks

Nikita Igorevich Zaitsev (born 29 October 1991) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Nikita Zaitsev Ottawa Senators
Nikita Zaitsev, Ottawa Senators (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Nikita Zaitsev Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
July 1, 2019Connor Brown
Michael Carcone
Third-Round Pick
(Alex Laferriere)
Aaron Luchuk
Cody Ceci
Ben Harpur
Feb. 22, 20232023 Second-Round Pick
2026 Fourth-Round Pick
Chicago Blackhawks LogoFuture Considerations

Deeper Dive


  • IIHF U18 World Juniors Silver Medal (2009)
  • IIHF U20 World Juniors Gold Medal (2011)
  • IIHF World Championships Bronze Medal (2016, 2019)