Colts Acquire Forward Nizhnikov From Mississauga Steelheads
Aaron Bell

Barrie, ON– Barrie Colts General Manager & Head Scout Jason Ford announced today that they have completed a trade with the Mississauga Steelheads.

Barrie Colts


  • Kirill Nizhnikov

Mississauga Steelheads


  • 2017 second round pick (Guelph)
  • 2023 second round pick (Barrie)
  • 2019 third round pick (Barrie)
  • 2019 third round pick (Windsor)
  • 2020 third round pick (Barrie)
  • 2017 fourth round pick (Flint)
  • Conditional 2021 third round pick (Barrie)
  • Conditional 2022 third round pick (Barrie)
  • Conditional 2021 fourth round pick (Barrie)
  • Conditional 2021 fifth round pick (Barrie)

“Kirill brings an infusion of pure young skill into the lineup,” said General Manager & Head Scout Jason Ford. “We are extremely pleased that he has agreed to become a Barrie Colt, and he will add to a talented 2000 group already in our system.”

Nizhnikov, 16, was the 7th overall pick in this past 2016 OHL Selection Draft after spending last season with the Toronto Jr. Canadians where he scored 23 goals and 37 points in 27 games played. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound right-winger from Moscow, Russia also performed well at the 2016 OHL Cup recording 3 goals and 5 assists in 6 games.

Barrie will continue their pre-season schedule tomorrow night as they host the Owen Sound Attack at the Barrie Molson Centre.


Kirill Nizhnikov                                        RW    6’0”       183lbs

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Date of Birth: March 29, 2000


Team                        League             GP       G         A         PTS     +/-


2014-15          Mississauga Rebels     GTBHL          34        31        16         47       –


2015-16       Toronto Jr. Canadians   GTMMHL     27        23        14        37        –

Toronto Jr. Canadians   OHL Cup        6         3         5         8

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