His name is Russian and his citizenship is American, but the next stop on Nikita Krivokrasov’s hockey journey is B.C.’s north.
On Monday afternoon (Nov. 18), the 18-year-old forward was acquired by the Prince George Cougars from the Tri-City Americans in exchange for a conditional eighth-round pick in the 2020 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft.
Krivokrasov currently has four points through 11 games this season thus far, including two goals, two assists and 13 penalty minutes.
The product of Westminister, Co. has 47 WHL games under his belt in his young career, 36 with the Prince Albert Raiders, the team he originally signed with in September 2016.
Krivokrasov may also be a familiar name to hockey fans as his father Sergei Krivokrasov played in 450 NHL games with an array of teams, including the Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Calgary Flames, Minnesota Wild and Anaheim Ducks.
As a result of the trade with Tri-City, Prince George now has 24 players on its 2019-20 roster.
The Cougars are in action tonight (Nov. 19) against the Edmonton Oil Kings, the second-best team in the WHL.
Puck-drop goes for 7 p.m. from the CN Centre.