With their only pick of the 7th and final round of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Lightning took a highly-skilled, overage (he was passed over in both of the previous two drafts) Russian forward who been a part of the CSKA Moscow organization along with fellow Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov:

FW Nikita Gusev

Profile

Shoots

Right

Height, Weight

5’9″, 165

Born

7/8/1992 in Moscow

Drafted

202nd Overall in 2012 by

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Krasnaya Armiya MoskvaMHL48 17 4057 14|Playoffs5 1 23
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19|WJAC-194 0 22 2|        
 2010-2011 CSKA MoskvaKHL18 1 01 2|        
  Krasnaya Armiya MoskvaMHL38 22 3759 14|Playoffs16 17 1027
 2011-2012 CSKA MoskvaKHL15 2 13 0|Playoffs1 0 00
  Krasnaya Armiya MoskvaMHL34 30 4676 26|Playoffs19 16 1733
  Russia U20WJC-207 3 69 0|        
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series6 3 47 0|        
 2012-2013 CSKA MoskvaKHL6 0 11 0|        
  THK TverVHL15 7 613 2|        
  Amur KhabarovskKHL24 4 812 6|        
  Amur KhabarovskNadezhda Cup12 1 45 6|        
 2013-2014 Yugra Khanty-MansiyskKHL44 8 614 10|        
  Yugra Khanty-MansiyskNadezhda Cup6 3 36 0|        
 2014-2015 Yugra Khanty-MansiyskKHL55 21 1637 12|        
 2015-2016 Yugra Khanty-MansiyskKHL23 7 714 4|        
  SKA St. PetersburgKHL33 13 2235 10|Playoffs15 5 914
  RussiaEHT9 1 34 0|        
  Russia (all)International10 1 34 0|        
 2016-2017 SKA St. PetersburgKHL57 24 4771 8|Playoffs18 7 1623
  RussiaEHT6 3 25 6|        
  RussiaWC10 7 714 4|        
  Russia (all)International16 10 919 10|        
 2017-2018 SKA St. PetersburgKHL12 5 1217 2|        

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Written by Michael Gallimore

Michael was born, raised and still lives in the Tampa area. His coverage of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL and hockey in general appears at Bolt Statistics (which he founded) and Bolt Prospects (as a staff writer). His analysis and opinions have also been featured at Raw Charge and as part of a “Blogger Roundtable” on the Lightning’s official site.

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