Nikita Sergeyevich Korovkin is a Russian ice hockey player who is best known for being a defender for Vityaz Chekhov of the Kontinental Hockey League. Korovkin was born on April 12, 1983 in Zlatoust, Russian SFSR, and has been playing professional ice hockey since 1999.
Korovkin’s career kicked off in 1999 when he was signed by Traktor Chelyabinsk HK. At first he spent his time with the club’s junior department, but son rose up the ranks and was already playing in the second team. After his time with his first ever team, Korovkin transferred to Kamloops Blazers and spent three more years honing his skills. It was during these years that Korovkin was drafted in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft during the sixth round by the Philadelphia Flyers. Although the Flyers did choose Korovkin, he was not able to play with the club but he did manage to play with the San Diego Gulls and the Phoenix Roadrunners. Aside from this, Korovkin also was signed by the Pensacola Ice Pilots, although he played with the club for just a year.