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22 Nikita Zaitsev D

Toronto Maple Leafs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%2%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
3111421820:02
Latest News
  • Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Returns to practice Monday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/8/19) Zaitsev (rest) was back at practice Monday preparing for Game 1 versus Boston on Thursday, Paul Hendrick of the Maple Leafs' official site reports.

    Zaitsev was given the night off for the regular-season finale versus Montreal on Saturday, but appears to be back and ready to go for the playoffs. The defenseman should continue to log right around his 20:28 season average for ice time during the opening-round matchup with the Bruins. The Russian's lack of consistent offensive contributions, combined with his absence from the power play, limits his fantasy viability.

    Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Will sit finale

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/6/19) Zaitsev will not play in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Canadiens, Scott Wheeler of The Athletic reports.

    Zaitsev hasn't missed a game all season, but he will fall one short of a complete season as he rests up for the Leafs' upcoming playoff run. Although he's reached nowhere near the 36 points he tallied as a rookie in 2016-17, that's in part due to his absence from the power play. Zaitsev should be good to go when the playoffs begin next week.

    Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Killing penalties, not scoring

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/7/19) Zaitsev has two points in his last 13 games.

    Zaitsev continues to log a lot of ice time, including heavy minutes on the penalty kill. That helps the Leafs, but does not do anything for fantasy owners.

    Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Practices with Muzzin on Wednesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/13/19) Zaitsev skated with Jake Muzzin at practice on Wednesday.

    Coach Mike Babcock had juggled pairings Tuesday in a win over the Avs and shifted Muzzin to a spot beside Zaitsev. The righty has just seven points in 56 games this season and has been weak defensively, so a move to skate with the strong Muzzin would certainly solve that worry -- or showcase Zaitsev for a trade. Even it that was to happen, he's not fantasy worthy at this point.

    Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Finally nets first goal of season

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/24/19) Zaitsev scored his first goal of the season Wednesday against the Capitals.

    He's been a steady minute-muncher this season, but the offensive touch he showed in his rookie season (36 points in 2016-17) has all but dried up. Zaitsev's value is on the ice, not in the fantasy arena ... other than the protection he provides to his netminders.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2016-17Toronto8243236-22100000
2017-18Toronto6058138001000
2018-19Toronto81311142000000
223125163-121010
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2016-17Toronto1063.81805:322438164:14141:00380019
2017-18Toronto549.31333:03170614:04176:44311013
2018-19Toronto714.21658:2221455:37231:1318009
2315.24796:576289183:55548:57871041
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2016-17Toronto4000-4000000
2017-18Toronto7022-3000000
2018-19Toronto4000-4000000
15022-11000000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2016-17Toronto50.086:591211:553:170000
2017-18Toronto90.0145:361980:2717:482001
2018-19Toronto60.076:111180:1011:362001
200.0308:464372:3232:414002
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/190
Birthdate:
10/29/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
Moscow, USSR
Team:
Toronto Maple Leafs
School:

NHL Experience: