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Nikita Zaitsev

26-Year-Old Defenseman – Toronto Maple Leafs

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Zaitsev was a revelation in 2016-17. His 36 points were the third best rookie scoring total among rearguards behind only Zach Werenski (47) and Brady Skjei (39), and he averaged a remarkable 22 minutes per game in the Buds' top four. Zaitsev's skating is strong, so he was of...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 195   DOB: 10/29/1991   BORN: Moscow, USSR   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nikita Zaitsev Contract Information:

Signed a seven-year contract extension worth $4.5 million annually with the Maple Leafs in May of 2017.

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Zaitsev scored a goal while skating a team-high 23:37 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Flames.

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Nikita Zaitsev NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2016-17 24 NHL TOR 82 4 32 36 -22 38 106 3.8 0 0 22:01 1 11 12 2:00 176 136
2017-18 25 NHL TOR 32 4 6 10 9 21 35 11.4 1 0 23:06 0 0 0 0:16 61 90
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#2 Right Defenseman

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

23:06

Average Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Zaitsev was on the ice for 23:06.

0:16

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Zaitsev was on the ice for 0:16 during power plays.

3:41

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Zaitsev was on the ice for 3:41 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2016-17 22:01 2:00 1:43
2017-18 23:06 0:16 3:41

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Nikita Zaitsev
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 12 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 21:58 0:00
Dec 10 EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 23:08 0:06
Dec 9 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 5 25:54 0:21
Dec 6 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 24:40 0:28
Dec 2 VAN@VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 22:41 0:49
Nov 30 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 25:03 0:00
Nov 28 CGY@CGY 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 23:37 0:03
Nov 25 WAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 1 23:49 0:03
Nov 24 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 8 21:30 0:18
Nov 22 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 24:27 0:00
Nov 20 ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 24:16 0:00
Nov 18 MON@MON 0 1 1 3 7 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 6 17:53 0:10
Nov 16 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 4 24:44 0:21
Nov 11 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:12 0:10
Nov 10 BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 21:28 0:16
Nov 8 MIN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 24:04 0:19
Nov 6 VGK 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 5 24:42 0:36
Nov 4 STL@STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:45 0:26
Nov 2 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 5 23:00 0:22
Nov 1 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 23:04 0:09
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Oct 30 SAN@SAN 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 24:38 0:00
Oct 28 PHI 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 21:28 0:16
Oct 26 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 21:08 0:11
Oct 23 LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 23:22 1:43
Oct 21 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 22:50 0:00
Oct 18 DET 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 23:30 0:00
Oct 17 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 26:05 0:00
Oct 14 MON@MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 25:17 0:13
Oct 11 NJD 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 21:54 0:32
Oct 9 CHI 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 1 20:33 0:09
Oct 7 NYR 1 1 2 4 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 19:37 0:17
Oct 4 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 8 24:01 0:00

Nikita Zaitsev: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Zaitsev only has one point (an assist) in the last 10 games.

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Zaitsev scored a goal and added an assist with a plus-2 rating during Monday's 4-3 overtime win against Chicago.

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Zaitsev scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 8-5 win over the Rangers.

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Zaitsev (concussion) will skate with Jake Gardiner this season, reports the Toronto Sun.

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Zaitsev (concussion) didn't participate in Friday's training-camp session, but he'll return to practice Sunday, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.

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Zaitsev (concussion) inked a seven-year contract extension Tuesday worth an annual average value of $4.5 million.

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Zaitsev will miss the 2017 IIHF World Championship after failing to receive clearance from a concussion, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

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Zaitsev (upper body) will make his return to the lineup for Monday's Game 3 against Washington, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.

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Zaitsev (upper body) skated Sunday afternoon and is a "good bet" to make his series debut against Washington in Game 3 on Monday night, reports CBC.ca.

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Zaitsev (upper body) skated on his own Sunday, but still remains a question mark ahead of Monday's Game 3 against the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

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Zaitsev (upper body), despite getting in a solo skate Saturday, will not play in the evening's Game 2 against Washington, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.

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Zaitsev (upper body) will not be ready for Game 2 against the Capitals on Saturday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

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2016-17

Zaitsev is a silky-smooth, two-time KHL All-Star who controls the game from the back end using great skating and excellent poise. He's not physical, but he's good with his stick, breaking up plays with body positioning and angling. Zaitsev has a good shot and can walk the line on the power play, and he's a coveted right shot. He has the potential to be a top-four defender in time if he can adjust to the physicality of playing on the smaller NHL ice. Zaitsev's KHL experience will give him a leg up on several guys in training camp and he might even start the season as the team's No. 4 defender. He will struggle at times he just moved halfway around the world to one of North America's biggest cities, just to play hockey. But Zaitsev could be a 20-minute, 35-to-40 point defender in a few short years.