Igor Nikitin - talintlivy defender, who played in Russia

Igor Nikitin, a talented hockey player who over the years has played at the highest level. Currently, he is the head coach of CSKA Moscow. During his long career, Igor became the champion of Russia and winner of many prestigious tournaments.

sports path Start

Igor Nikitin was born on March 23, 1973 in Ust-Kamenogorsk. Hockey, he started at a local club "Torpedo". For the first team this hockey player made his debut in 1990. After playing it for four years, Igor Nikitin went in Togliatti. The team "Lada" the defender played for 2 seasons. It was at this club Nikitin won the first major trophy. In 1995, he became the champion of the MHL, and in the following year with the team silver medal. The next club to Igor's career was "Neftekhimik" from the city of Nizhnekamsk. He did not stay long at the club. In the same season he moved to Almetyevsk "Oilman".

Igor Nikitin - talintlivy defender, who played in Russia

Continued career

Most of his professional career, Igor Nikitin spent in the hockey club "Avangard" (Omsk). For this team he played from 1998 to 2005. In total, the Omsk team he played 389 games, which scored 41 points scoring. In 2004, the hockey player Igor Nikitin became the champion of Russia. Finishing his career as a hockey player Igor Nikitin in the hockey club "Siberia" from Novosibirsk.

Igor Nikitin - talintlivy defender, who played in Russia


In 2008 Nikitin began his coaching path. He began to help the coach in the "vanguard". In this club remembers the merits of Igor, and management decided that his experience will help, "Vanguard" to achieve success. But suddenly the head coach fired during the season, and Igor is still in the position of acting head coach. Many hockey experts believed that the club will begin to fall in the standings. But the surprise of many Omsk "Vanguard" with Igor Nikitin to the post of head coach has gained 7 wins in a row. But Nikitin triumph did not last long. After appearing in Wayne Fleming team, he again returned to his former position. This Canadian coach worked in office until the end of the regular season CHL. We sent him to retire in a couple of games before the playoff series. Igor Nikitin once again have a chance to prove that it can work as a chief coach. Under the leadership of Nikitin Omsk club again began to show good results. In the first round of Omsk "Vanguard" easily overcame the then leader - club "Salavat Yulaev". This event has become a real sensation of the playoffs. In the next round of the Omsk team met with "Ak Bars". The hard-fought game Kazan club won. In March 2010, it was reported that Nikitin anthranyl from the post of head coach and became a senior coach. In 2011 he finally retired from the Omsk club.

Igor Nikitin - talintlivy defender, who played in Russia

Continued coaching career

In 2011, Igor Nikitin joined the coaching staff of the national team. In 2012, with an international team, he went to the World Cup. There, our team won the gold medal. Nikitin was not in the leading roles, but still made a great contribution to the victory of our team. In 2011, this became an assistant coach Andrew Kvartalnova club HC "Siberia." Along with him, he then moved to work in CSKA Moscow. In 2017 Quarterly left the club. May 24 that year Nikitin became the main coach. CSKA head coach Igor Nikitin has not won the Gagarin Cup as a coach. He wants to win a championship together with the Moscow club, which recently lost more than once in the final play-off draw.

Igor Nikitin left his mark on the history of Russian hockey. Fans loved this protector for the dedication and hard work. Igor was able to be realized not only as a player but also a coach. At the moment, as a coach it does not have great victories. But he still has plenty of time to win Russia's top trophy.