NIKITA

ZAITSEV#22

DEFENCE
Moscow, URS
GP
60
G
5
A
8
+/-
8
SOG
54
S%
9.3
HEIGHT
6'2"
WEIGHT
195 lbs
AGE
26
SHOOTS
RIGHT
DRAFTED
NOT DRAFTED
NHL SEASONS
2
SALARY
$4.5M Exp.  2024 (UFA)
CAP HIT
$4.5M
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22d | RotoWire

News

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

Impact

The 26-year-old has become a more defensively responsible player this season, but it's taken a toll on his fantasy value. While his goal Friday gave him one more than last season, he's still 26 points off his 2016-17 pace. Zaitsev missed a quarter of the 2017-18 season, but his points per game and shots per game averages have decreased dramatically. The biggest issue appears to be a lack of power-play production. Last season, Zaitsev posted 11 assists on the man advantage; this season, he has none. The good news is his plus-minus has increased from minus-22 to plus-9, but that jump probably doesn't offset the lack of point production for most owners.


Date Opp Result G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG S% TOI
04/21 at BOS W 4-3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 22:10
04/19 vs BOS L 1-3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 21:07
04/16 vs BOS W 4-2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 22:47
04/14 at BOS L 3-7 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 17:35
04/12 at BOS L 1-5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 20:49
Totals: 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 104:28
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PTS/G PPG SHG GWG SOG S% ATOI
2016-17 TOR 82 4 32 36 -22 38 0.44 1 0 0 106 3.8 22:01
2017-18 TOR 60 5 8 13 8 31 0.22 0 0 1 54 9.3 22:13
Totals: 142 9 40 49 -14 69 0.35 1 0 1 160 5.6 0:00
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PTS/G PPG SHG GWG SOG S% ATOI
2016-17 TOR 4 0 0 0 -4 0 0.00 0 0 0 5 0.0 21:45
2017-18 TOR 5 0 0 0 -3 2 0.00 0 0 0 5 0.0 20:54
Totals: 9 0 0 0 -7 2 0 0 0 0 10 0 21:20