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Nikita Filatov
Meet Nikita Filatov, Columbus' 2008 first-round selection, a top tier playmaker, according to ISS. Filatov's instincts in the offensive zone are as good as they come and ISS had him ranked third heading into the draft. He is a highly skilled, smooth-skating winger blessed with speed, great hands and tremendous vision. Filatov could see NHL action next season, as soon as his contract situation is resolved. Along with the No.1 drafted Steven Stamkos, Filatov could be the most gifted offensive player in the draft. ISS believes he could an offensive cornerstone of a franchise.
 

2008 ENTRY DRAFT RECAP

Rd

No.

PLAYER Pos. DRAFTED FROM
1 6 Nikita Filatov LW CSKA Moscow Jr. [Russia]
2 37 Cody Goloubef D Univ. of Wisconsin [NCAA]
4 107 Steven Delisle D Gatineau Olympiques [QMJHL]
4 118 Drew Olson D Brainerd H.S. [Minn.]
5 127 Matt Calvert LW Brandon Wheat Kings [WHL]
5 135 Tomas Kubalik RW Plzen HC [Czech]
5 137 Brent Regner D Vancouver Giants [WHL]
6 157 Cameron Atkinson RW Avon Old Farms H.S. [Conn.]
7 187 Sean Collins C Waywayseecappo Wolverines [MJHL]

ISS: ON THE HORIZON

Pos. PLAYER Age Height Weight
F Maxim Mayorov 19 6' 2" 187
D Theo Ruth 19 6' 1" 199
G Steve Mason 20 6' 3" 186
F Adam Pineault 22 6' 1" 201

1st ROUND DRAFT HISTORY

YEAR # PLAYER Pos. DRAFT FROM LEAGUE
2008 6 Nikita Filatov LW CSKA Moscow Jr. Russia
2007 7 Jakub Voracek RW Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
2006 6 Derick Brassard C Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL
2005 6 Gilbert Brule C Vancouver Giants WHL
2004 8 Alexander Picard LW Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL

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IN THE SYSTEM

PLAYER Height Weight Age
FORWARDS
Cameron Atkinson 5' 9" 165 19
Matthew Calvert 5' 9" 164 18
Sean Collins 6' 3" 184 19
Derek Dorsett 5' 11" 180 21
Nikita Filatov 6' 0" 172 18
Matt Greer 6' 1" 183 22
Jake Hansen 6' 1" 168 18
Tomas Kubalik 6' 2" 189 18
Stefan Legein 5' 9" 170 19
Joakim Lindstrom 6' 0" 187 24
Maxim Mayorov 6' 2" 187 19
Brian McGuirk 6' 0" 191 23
Lennart Petrell 6' 3" 198 24
Alexandre Picard 6' 2" 208 22
Adam Pineault 6' 1" 201 22
Petr Pohl 5' 11" 185 21
Tom Sestito 6' 4" 209 20
Kirill Starkov 6' 0" 194 21
Nick Sucharski 6' 1" 165 20
John Vigilante 6' 0" 185 23
Trent Vogelhuber 6' 2" 185 20
DEFENSEMEN
Grant Clitsome 5' 11" 208 23
Steven Delisle 6' 6" 209 18
Cody Goloubef 6' 0" 195 18
Trevor Hendrikx 6' 2" 200 23
Nick Holden 6' 3" 195 21
Dimitri Kosmachev 6' 3" 205 23
Jon Landry 6' 2" 190 24
Marc Methot 6' 2" 196 23
Drew Olson 5' 11" 215 18
Andrey Plekhanov 6' 1" 187 22
Brent Regner 5' 11" 175 19
Aaron Rome 6' 1" 204 24
Theo Ruth 6' 1" 199 19
Jonathan Sigalet 6' 1" 185 22
Will Weber 6' 4" 205 19
Kyle Wharton 6' 3" 185 22
GOALIES
Daniel LaCosta 6' 1" 186 22
Steve Mason 6' 3" 186 20
Allen York 6' 4" 170 19
 
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