Oilers acquire Nikitin from Blue Jackets

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Updated: 6/25 9:24 am

Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - The Edmonton Oilers acquired the rights to defenseman Nikita Nikitin from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2014.

Nikitin, 28, spent the last two-plus seasons with the Blue Jackets, posting 12 goals and 44 assists in 158 games.

Over his five-year career, which also included two years with the St. Louis Blues, Nikitin has 13 goals and 52 assists in 206 games.

His best point production came in the 2011-12 season, when he posted seven goals and 25 assists for 32 points in 54 games with Columbus after being acquired in a trade from St. Louis.

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