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Nikita Gusev

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Nikita Gusev

Nikita Gusev
  • Birth date 7/08/1992
  • Birthplace Moscow
  • Residence St. Petersburg
  • Height/Weight 5'10"/ 180 lbs
  • Olympics 2018

Biography

  • Marital status
  • Married
  • Residence
  • St. Petersburg, RUS
  • Club / Team
  • SKA: St. Petersburg, RUS
  • Hobbies
  • Watching movies. (championat.com, 30 Jan 2016)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • Winning bronze at the 2017 World Championships in Germany and France. (sport-express.ru, 24 Jun 2017)
  • Why this sport?
  • He switched to the sport after doing figure skating. "While at figure skating training, I saw other boys playing ice hockey and realised that it was something that I wanted to devote my life to. I continued figure skating for another two weeks, and then moved to the White Bears ice hockey club. Figure skating training helped me a lot afterwards. Many boys learn how to skate well later, but I could already skate well and was able to begin serious work earlier than others."
  • Hero / Idol
  • Russian ice hockey player Pavel Datsyuk. (championat.com, 30 Jan 2016)
  • Ambitions
  • To compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (tass.ru, 12 Nov 2017)
  • Awards and honours
  • He took part in the 2015, 2016 and 2018 KHL All-Star Games, as well as in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Russian JHL All-Star Games [Challenge Cup]. (allstarweek.com, 14 Jan 2018; eliteprospects.com, 2018)

    He was named Most Valuable Player of the 2011 and 2012 Russian Junior Hockey League [JHL] playoffs. (mhl.khl.ru, 26 Jan 2018)

    In 2017 he received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.vgsspb.ru, 27 Dec 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Oleg Znarok [club, national]
  • Preferred position / style / stance / technique
  • Forward
  • Handedness
  • Shoots right
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He began playing at age seven in Moscow, Russian Federation.
  • Year
  • 2015
  • Competing for
  • Russia
  • Opponent
  • Finland
  • Location
  • Helsinki, FIN
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • Russian
  • Nicknames
  • Gus (nhl.com, 26 Apr 2017)
  • Other information
  • TRICK SHOT PENALTY
    During the 2015 KHL All-Star weekend skills competition, he scored a trick shot penalty that utilised his figure skating skills. As he approached the net, he pushed the puck through his legs and behind him, before spinning 360 degrees while scooping the puck up with his stick and, using his momentum, slung the puck into the top corner of the net. The shot was featured widely online and has garnered more than five million views on the KHL's official YouTube channel alone. (KHL YouTube channel, 25 Jan 2015; sportingnews.com, 25 Jan 2015)

    NHL DRAFT
    He was chosen by Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round, 202nd overall pick, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but is yet to play in North America. (eliteprospects.com, 29 Jan 2018)
  • Family
  • Wife Marina, daughter Veronica [2017]
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