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Nesterenko is a skilled center who has a good shot and vision. He is a project player who will take three-to-five years to develop. Committed to Brown University for 2020-21.


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March 2023 – The Ducks acquired NCAA prospect Nikita Nesterenko in the John Klingberg trade. At the conclusion of his junior year at Boston College the Ducks signed him to his ELC and he will join the Gulls in the AHL for the 2023-24 season. Peter Harling

February 2021 – Nesterenko has taken a big step as he joined Boston College in the NCAA. He has demonstrated His excellent playmaking ability as He’s able to scan the ice and find teammates dangerous to score and sets them up perfectly. He has a terrific shot that he utilizes often to score goals and is committed to playing great defense in his own zone. Nesterenko has 16 points in 17 games ( seven goals and nine assists) and his development is going smoothly as of now. He will need a couple more years in the NCAA before he can come to Iowa in the AHL, But if Minnesota develops him right, they could have a good player on their hands. Rayan Tubeec

July 2019 – The young American played high school hockey in his draft-eligible season which diminished his stock. Playing primarily in the New Jersey area, Nesterenko dominated his competition whether it was during USHS-PREP play or travel team games with New Jersey Jr. Titans U18 team. At almost two points-per-game, 59 points in 31 games, his speed and skill dominated the high school level. Next year he will get the chance to play in a slightly more competitive league in the BCHL with the Chilliwack Chiefs before a year at Brown University. Nesterenko was a long-term plan when he was drafted and may prove to be a valuable asset if his development at the next few levels of hockey over the next couple of seasons. Tony Ferrari

Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 13, 2001
Height 6‘2”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 6; Overall: 172


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Connecticut YankeesBrick Invitational6 1 12 2|        
 2012-2013 New York Jr. Islanders QC Int PW2 1 01 0|        
 2013-2014 Connecticut Oil KingsQC Int PW AA Elite2 0 11 4|        
 2015-2016 Connecticut Oilers 14U AAAAYHL 14U22 11 415 6|        
 2016-2017 Team Columbia USA-S153 2 02 0|        
  The Lawrenceville School USHS-Prep29 4 1014 -|        
 2017-2018 The Lawrenceville School USHS-Prep26 7 1320 -|        
  Mercer Chiefs 16U AAAAYHL 16U7 1 12 4|        
  New Jersey Jr. Titans 16U AAAAYHL 16U5 6 612 0|        
 2018-2019 Team Royal USA-S175 2 13 2|        
  The Lawrenceville School USHS-Prep31 30 2959 -|        
  New Jersey Jr. Titans 18U AAA 2AYHL 18U10 12 1224 4|        
  New Jersey Jr. Titans 18U Show 1ECEL 18U3 5 27 0|        
 2019-2020 Chilliwack ChiefsBCHL56 20 3656 29|Playoffs7 0 22
 2020-2021 Boston CollegeNCAA24 8 1119 18|        
 2021-2022 Boston CollegeNCAA37 7 1724 50|        
 2022-2023 Boston CollegeNCAA36 13 2134 18|        
  Anaheim DucksNHL9 1 01 0|        
 2023-2024 Anaheim DucksNHL3 1 01 0|        
  San Diego GullsAHL70 16 2137 38|