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Tampa Bay Lightning 5th-round draft pick: Russian defenseman Nikita Nesterov



The Tampa Bay Lightning with the 148th overall pick of the NHL draft took Russian defenseman Nikita Nesterov. Tampa Bay is three-for-three taking players with Russian backgrounds.

Nesterov, 18, at 6 feet, 183 pounds had five goals, 19 points and 72 penalty minutes for Russia's junior Chelyabinsk team.

[Last modified: Monday, July 25, 2011 12:15am]


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