Nikolai Khabibulin (He Plays Hockey, Phoenicians -- Ya Know, That Sport With the Puck) Scottsdale DUI Trial Postponed

Former Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin was in court this morning, where he was supposed to begin trial for the DUI he received in Scottsdale this past February. But the trial has been delayed, court officials confirmed today.

Khabibulin got pinched back in February when police say he was speeding through Scottsdale in a black Ferrari.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, Khabibulin was caught doing 70 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone near Cheney Drive about 1 a.m. on February 8, and when he was stopped, police determined he was drunk.

Khabibulin, an off-season Paradise Valley resident, signed a four-year, $15 million contract with the Oilers  last year but missed much of the season with a back injury.

At the time of his arrest, police said Khabibulin was at or only slightly over the legal limit of .08. But records of a blood test, uncovered by Scottsdale Arizona News, found his BAC was .164, which makes it an extreme DUI here in Sand Land.

He was also charged with exceeding the speed limit by more than 20 mph.

His trial has been rescheduled for July 21.


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