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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 will travel to Denmark on Saturday to prepare for the next month's World Championship, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.

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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 60 5 8 13 8 31 54 9.3 1 0 22:13 0 0 0 0:14 113 134
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Nikita Zaitsev – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Right Defenseman
  1. Ron Hainsey
  2. Nikita Zaitsev
  3. Roman Polak
Toronto Maple Leafs

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

22:13

Average Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Zaitsev was on the ice for 22:13.

0:14

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Zaitsev was on the ice for 0:14 during power plays.

2:57

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Zaitsev was on the ice for 2:57 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2016-17 22:01 2:00 1:43
2017-18 22:13 0:14 2:57

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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
Apr 25 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 19:52 0:00
Apr 23 BOS 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 1 21:16 0:22
Apr 21 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 3 22:10 0:00
Apr 19 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 21:07 0:02
Apr 16 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 2 22:47 0:00
Apr 14 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 17:35 0:00
Apr 12 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 20:49 0:03
Apr 7 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 20:07 0:32
Apr 5 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 20:00 0:15
Apr 2 BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 17:25 0:00
Mar 31 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 19:39 0:17
Mar 30 NYI@NYI 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 23:45 0:11
Mar 28 FLA 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 1 22:18 0:01
Mar 26 BUF 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 19:17 0:00
Mar 24 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 20:06 0:23
Mar 22 NAS@NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 19:05 0:00
Mar 20 TAM@TAM Did Not Play
Mar 17 MON Did Not Play
Mar 15 BUF@BUF Did Not Play
Mar 14 DAL Did Not Play
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Mar 10 PIT Did Not Play
Mar 5 BUF@BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 19:31 0:00
Mar 3 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 23:03 0:08
Feb 27 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 24:21 0:08
Feb 26 TAM@TAM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 25:52 0:13
Feb 24 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:38 0:00
Feb 22 NYI 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 20:38 0:05
Feb 20 FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 22:59 0:01
Feb 18 DET@DET 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:50 0:18
Feb 17 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 20:11 0:00
Feb 14 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 23:44 1:08
Feb 12 TAM 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 25:16 0:14
Feb 10 OTT 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 21:11 0:21
Feb 7 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 2 20:48 0:18
Feb 5 ANA 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 19:54 0:00
Feb 3 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:26 0:09
Feb 1 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 24:19 0:00
Jan 31 NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 21:56 0:44
Jan 25 DAL@DAL Did Not Play
Jan 24 CHI@CHI Did Not Play
Jan 22 COL Did Not Play
Jan 20 OTT@OTT Did Not Play
Jan 18 PHI@PHI Did Not Play
Jan 16 STL Did Not Play
Jan 10 OTT Did Not Play
Jan 8 CLM Did Not Play
Jan 6 VAN Did Not Play
Jan 4 SAN Did Not Play
Jan 2 TAM Did Not Play
Dec 31 VGK@VGK Did Not Play
Dec 29 COL@COL Did Not Play
Dec 28 ARI@ARI Did Not Play
Dec 23 NYR@NYR Did Not Play
Dec 20 CLM@CLM Did Not Play
Dec 19 CAR Did Not Play
Dec 15 DET@DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 20:25 0:07
Dec 14 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 17:01 0:13
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
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 notched two assists in Monday's 3-1 win over the Bruins in Game 6.

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Zaitsev scored a goal in a 5-4 victory over the Islanders on Friday night.

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Coach Mike Babcock indicated Thursday that he expects Zaitsev (illness) to play in the evening's matchup against the Predators, James Mirtle of The Athletic Canada reports.

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Zaitsev (illness) will be a game-time decision against the Predators on Thursday, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.

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Zaitsev (illness) will miss Tuesday's clash with Tampa Bay, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.

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The Maple Leafs don't have any updates on Zaitsev (illness), Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.

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Zaitsev (illness) will miss Wednesday's game against the Stars, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic Toronto reports.

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Zaitsev will miss Saturday's game against the Penguins with an illness.

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Zaitsev recorded three blocks in his return from a foot injury against the Islanders on Wednesday.

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Zaitsev (foot) will return to the lineup against the Islanders on Wednesday, Paul Hendrick of the Maple Leafs' official site reports.

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Zaitsev (foot) practiced Monday and will likely be in the lineup Wednesday against the Islanders, reports the Toronto Sun.

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Zaitsev (lower body) will remain out for another 2-3 weeks, Darren Dreger of TSN 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.