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7 Valentin Zykov LW

Vegas Golden Knights

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%0%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
134-2612:13

Player Updates

December 24, 2019 04:52 PM
Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Sent to bus league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Golden Knights assigned Zykov to AHL Chicago on Tuesday.

Zykov's demotion suggests Cody Glass (concussion) is nearing a return to action. The 24-year-old Russian will continue to bounce between leagues this season, so he won't be a viable fantasy option.

December 15, 2019 11:16 PM
Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Nets first goal of 2019-20
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov scored a power-play goal and registered five shots on goal in a 6-3 win over Vancouver on Sunday.

Zykov picked up his first goal of the year midway through the first period, scoring what was also the first power-play goal of his NHL career. A bottom-six role player for the Golden Knights, Zykov has just three points in 11 games this season and 16 points in 51 NHL games.

December 10, 2019 04:48 PM
Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Golden Knights recalled Zykov from AHL Chicago on Monday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

The Russian recently completed his 20-game ban for violating the NHL's Performance Enhancing Substances Program, but he was placed on waivers by the team on Nov. 27. Going unclaimed, Zykov stayed in the AHL, recording four points in five games. The 24-year-old has put up two points in seven contests for the Golden Knights this season, and his first chance to re-enter the lineup will come Tuesday against visiting Chicago.

November 27, 2019 12:24 PM
Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: On waivers with suspension ending
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov has been placed on waivers by the Golden Knights to be sent down to the AHL, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Zykov's 20-game suspension for using PEDs is coming to a close, but the team has opted to send him down rather than reintegrate him into the lineup. The 24-year-old Russian will likely clear waivers, as his 15 points through 47 career NHL games are nothing to write home about.

October 17, 2019 02:40 PM
Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Hit with 20-game suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov has been suspended 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

Zykov's suspension won't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's only notched seven points in 35 games over the past two campaigns, but it will definitely test the Golden Knights' depth up front, as he's been a fixture in the team's bottom six thus far this season. The 24-year-old Russian will be eligible to rejoin the lineup Nov. 29 against Arizona.

October 5, 2019 12:04 PM
Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Picks up helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov supplied an assist and three shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.

Zykov earned his first point of the year with the secondary assist on William Carrier's opening goal 5:01 into the game. The 2013 second-round pick has only appeared in 42 NHL games, with 14 points to his credit over parts of four seasons. The Russian winger is currently enjoying third-line usage while Alex Tuch (undisclosed) is out of action.

September 22, 2019 11:40 AM
Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Brushes twine in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov opened the scoring for Vegas in its 3-1 win over San Jose on Saturday.

Zykov crashed the net to sweep in a rebound originating from a Max Pacioretty shot. The hockey world is still anticipating a breakout season from the Russian, but he didn't exactly light it up in prior stints with the Hurricanes and Oilers. He's registered only six goals and seven assists over 40 NHL games.

April 7, 2019 02:32 AM
Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Scores in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov potted his second goal of the campaign and blocked two shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Kings.

Zykov had two goals and three helpers between the Oilers, Hurricanes and Golden Knights, combining to feature in 28 games this season. He featured on the top line Saturday, but will likely find himself in the press box more often than not in the playoffs.

February 11, 2019 12:00 AM
Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Sent to bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov was benched in the final 20 minutes of Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The Golden Knights count as Zykov's third team of the 2018-19 season, so needless to say, he can ill-afford to have any factors interrupting his quest to earn a full-time roster spot with an NHL club. Nabbed by the Kings in the second round (37th overall) of the 2013 draft, Zykov didn't pan out in either Carolina or Edmonton before Vegas claimed him off the waiver wire Dec. 29.

February 6, 2019 09:48 AM
Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Scores first goal of 2018-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Lightning.

Zykov tied the game at the 5:22 mark of the third period and finished with a team-high five shots on goal. Despite playing a key role in Tuesday's win, fantasy owners need not concern themselves with Zykov's dealings at this stage of his career.

January 2, 2019 04:44 PM
Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Expected to join team soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Gerard Gallant told reporters there's a good chance Zykov will arrive in Vegas on Wednesday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

If Zykov does in fact join his new club Wednesday, he could make his Golden Knights debut as soon as Friday against Anaheim. The Russian winger, who was waived by the Hurricanes and Oilers before being claimed by Vegas, has notched three assists in 18 NHL appearances this campaign.

December 29, 2018 07:40 PM
Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Claimed by Vegas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Golden Knights claimed Zykov off waivers from the Oilers on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Zykov was placed on waivers for the second time this season Friday after logging minimal action in each of the last two games. Still, it's no guarantee the 23-year-old winger will see a ton of action with his new club.

December 29, 2018 07:40 PM
Oilers' Valentin Zykov: Back on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov landed on the waiver wire Friday.

Zykov -- who was claimed off waivers by Edmonton in November -- played in just five games for the Oilers -- he averaged a meager 7:08 of ice time and tallied two PIM, a minus-1 rating and two hits. The winger will be shipped down to AHL Bakersfield if he clears, though Carolina could try to get the Russian back in its system.

December 6, 2018 06:16 PM
Oilers' Valentin Zykov: Activated Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov (visa) was activated by the Oilers on Thursday.

Zykov has been dealing with some visa issues that have prevented him from playing for his new club since being claimed by Edmonton in late November. His activation was among a flurry of moves made by the Oilers on Thursday and likely puts Zykov in position to make his team debut Friday against the Wild.

December 6, 2018 01:56 PM
Oilers' Valentin Zykov: Inching closer to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov (visa) has been cleared to play in Canada, which means he's likely to play against the visiting Wild on Friday, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports. However, the winger is still technically removed from the official 23-man roster, per the NHL's official media site.

The Oilers won't be discrete when it comes time to activate Zykov since they'll have to send a player to waivers or AHL Bakersfield in a corresponding move. The Russian has missed three games since being claimed off waivers from the Hurricanes, and there's a lot of anticipation in knowing how he'll perform after the 2013 second-round pick -- originally to Los Angeles -- produced a mere 11 points over 25 games with the 'Canes.

December 3, 2018 08:01 PM
Oilers' Valentin Zykov: Remains non-roster player
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov won't travel with the Oilers as he works out immigration issues.

Zykov was claimed by the Oilers on Friday and wasn't able to play Saturday as a result of the immigration delay. Zykov won't count against the Oilers' 23-man roster, and he'll look to get into the lineup when the Oilers return home Friday against the Wild.

December 1, 2018 01:52 PM
Oilers' Valentin Zykov: Debut with Oilers on hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov will not make his Oilers debut Saturday against the Golden Knights, Tom Gazzola of TSN.ca reports.

Apparently, there was a delay with Zykov's equipment arriving in Edmonton after the Hurricanes lost out on the 2013 second-rounder via waivers Friday. But rest assured, the Russian is healthy and not dealing with any type of visa issue, with Monday's road game against the Stars presenting his next chance to debut with the Oilers.

November 30, 2018 03:24 PM
Hurricanes' Valentin Zykov: Claimed by Edmonton
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Oilers claimed Zykov off waivers Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Zykov was never able to establish a consistent role with the Hurricanes, totaling four goals and 11 points in 25 appearances over the past three campaigns, but he displayed his potential while playing for Carolina's AHL affiliate last season, racking up 33 goals and 54 points in 63 contests. The Oilers may want to see if the 2013 second-round pick can develop chemistry with Connor McDavid while skating on their top line, so he's definitely worth a look in most fantasy formats.

November 30, 2018 03:24 PM
Hurricanes' Valentin Zykov: Waived for AHL assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov was waived by the Hurricanes on Thursday.

The Hurricanes intend to assign Zykov to AHL Charlotte, but he'll first have to pass through 24-hour waivers unclaimed. It's been a trying start to an NHL career for the second-round (37th overall) pick -- Zykov was originally drafted by the Kings in 2013 -- as he's only produced four goals and seven assists over 25 games at the top level.

November 25, 2018 06:04 PM
Hurricanes' Valentin Zykov: Returning to Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zykov (undisclosed) was recalled from his conditioning stint with AHL Charlotte on Sunday.

There's no word as to whether Zykov will suit up for Tuesday's contest in Montreal, but his promotion points to good news regarding his injury. The rookie winger has three assists in 13 games this season.

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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2019-20LV15134-210001
2018-19LV28235-500027
2017-18CAR10347400101
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Total5571017-210129
More Career Stats
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2018-19LV28296.99:5734241.430.002001
2017-18CAR101816.713:4218110:060:002001
2016-17CAR2333.36:00162:120:000000
Total556910.111:0676373:480:0710005
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/224
Birthdate:
5/15/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
St. Petersburg, Russia
Team:
Vegas Golden Knights
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