Capitals add size on the blue line

08 January 2016

Edinburgh Capitals have added Nikita Kolesnikovs to the squad following the departure of Nate Fleming from the club for personal reasons.

Riley Emmerson said, "It is sad to see Nate go and I thank him for his time with the team.  We had to move quickly on a player and after receiving a number of recommendations I am happy that we have secured Nikita to come to the club. He is a big mobile frame, who plays a strong defensive game and makes a great first pass. He is also a very physical d man who loves to finish checks and can take time and space away from opponents. He has shown great promise to play at a high level with his inclusion for a KHL try out with Medvescak Zagreb.  We have the offence to win games and I am pleased to add a big d man to help shore up our defensive zone."

Nikita Kolesnikovs said, "I am really looking forward to coming to Edinburgh and thank Ned Lukacevic for recommending me,  I know him well from Slovakia and he knows my style which is suited to the North American game and think it will be a great fit for the Elite League." 

Edinburgh Capitals next home games are:-
Edinburgh Capitals v Coventry Blaze Saturday 9th January 5.30pm - Elite League
Edinburgh Capitals v Manchester Storm Saturday 16th January 5.30pm - Elite League
Edinburgh Capitals v Braehead Clan Sunday 24th January 5.30pm - Elite League

Tickets can be purchased on game nights for all Capitals games, or online at 
Tickets from £17 adult, £12 concession.  £8 children and £42 family are available online or at the door.