Nikita Lyamkin
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Nikita Lyamkin


Barnaul Russia



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Eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft


180 lbs.

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2010-11: Nikita Lyamkin (also spelled as "Liamkin") skated for the Metallurg Novokuznetsk team that reached the Russian U16 championship and represented the Sibir region in the 2010 U15 Tournament. He had 2 assists and 33 penalty minutes in 11 tournament games for Metallurg. Novokuznetsk finished third in its pool in the eight-team tournament and lost to Lada Togliatti in the fifth-place game. Lyamkin had no points and was -7 with 2 penalty minutes in five games for Sibir.

2011-12: Lyamkin played for the Metallurg Novokuznetsk 1996's as the squad represented the Sibir Region in the Russian U17 championship. He also played for Metallurg in the 2012 Tretyak Cup. Lyamkin scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was -1 with 16 penalty minutes in five games at the Russian U17 championship. Novokuznetsk was 2-1 in pool play to reach the semifinals but fell to Ak Bars Kazan, 6-3, and lost to CSKA Moscow 5-4 in overtime in the bronze medal game. Lyamkin was +8 with 1 assist and 4 penalty minutes in four games at the Tretyak Cup.

2012-13: Lyamkin played in Russia's U22 junior league (MHL) as a 17-year-old and played for Metallurg Novokuznetsk's U17 team . He represented Russia in six international U17 tournaments including the 2013 World Hockey Challenge. Lyamkin was -3 with no points and 8 penalty minutes in 13 MHL games for Kuzentskie Medvedi. He played 21 games with Russia's U17 team, scoring 1 goal with 6 assists, and was +5 with 28 penalty minutes. Lyamkin was selected by Metallurg in the third round (87th overall) of the 2013 KHL Draft and was chosen by Chicoutimi in the first round (21st overall) of the 2013 CHL Import Draft.

2013-14: Lyamkin played for Russia's U18 team in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Tournament in August before joining the QMJHL's Sangueneens for his first season in North America. In 65 regular season games he scored 3 goals with 9 assists and was -23 with 41 penalty minutes. Chicoutimi finishes fifth in the six-team East Division and was swept by Rimouski in a first round playoff series. Lyamkin was -1 with no points and 4 penalty minutes in the four-game series. In four games at the Ivan Hlinka for Russia he had no points and was +1 with 4 penalty minutes. Lyamkin was ranked 81st amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2014 NHL Draft.