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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: NIKITA LITVYAK

Bradford, Ontario
June 15, 2015

The second installment of the 'Where Are They Now' series looks at a high-profile Russian prospect that was a classic late-bloomer, now enjoying success at higher levels of junior hockey after developing a season with the Bradford Bulls.

Nikita Litvyak has re-signed in the NAHL with the Wichita Falls Wildcats, coming off a stellar 34 point (13g, 21a) first season in the NAHL.

Nikita was a member of the 2014 Russell Cup Champion squad, breaking into North American juniors with the Bulls organization at 18 years old. Prior to the Bulls, Litvyak was struggling to find icetime in the Russian MHL-B Division -- equivalent of Canadian Junior C.

The 20 year old Russian forward stands 6'0" and plays a skilled and physical offensive game.

Nikita's game truly blossomed in the playoff run of 2014. Litvyak played an instrumental role in bringing the Bulls our first Russell Cup, scoring 21 points in 15 playoff matches.

Nikita has received significant NCAA interest from both the Division 1 and Division 3 levels and is in a fantastic position to advance to college or professional hockey.

The 'Where Are They Now' series will continue through the off-season -- highlighting some of the most accomplished Bulls and their accomplishments in the game. 
Next up: Dalton Mills "C" (Bradford Bulls, 2012-2014)