National Hockey League Draft Profile Nikita Zadorov
16 (16 overall)
Notes: Mid-season rankings - 30; Final rankings - 22
2012-13 - London (OHL) - 63 gp, 6 G, 19 A, 25 Pts, 54 PIM
Assets: Has the great size NHL teams love, as well as a plethora of shutdown potential. His great reach helps thwart offensive opportunities against his team.
Flaws: Is still somewhat raw in all facets of the game, so he needs to hone his skills. Needs to become a more intimidating physical force for the NHL.
Career Potential: Mammoth project defenseman with big upside.
Editorial supplied by 'The Sports Forecaster'