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Vegas Golden Knights

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

May 13, 2021 12:56 AM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Gathers assist in blowout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud produced an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Sharks.

Whitecloud helped out on a Jonathan Marchessault goal in the second period. The 24-year-old Whitecloud became a regular presence in the lineup this season. He contributed 12 points, 54 shots on net, a plus-9 rating, 85 hits and 75 blocked shots in 51 contests. He'll likely be tasked with a defensive role in the playoffs, but he's shown he can chip in some offense too.

May 8, 2021 01:24 AM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Bags helper Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud posted an assist, three shots on goal, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blues.

Whitecloud helped out on a Nicolas Roy tally in the third period. In his first full NHL campaign, Whitecloud has amassed 11 points, 51 shots on net, 70 blocked shots, 78 hits and 22 PIM through 48 contests. The 24-year-old is a steady third-pairing defenseman, but his offense hasn't been enough to intrigue many fantasy managers.

April 18, 2021 07:20 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Puts up helper Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud provided an assist and two blocked shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Ducks.

Whitecloud earned the secondary assist on a second-period goal by Nicolas Roy. The 24-year-old Whitecloud has picked up 10 points, a plus-9 rating, 43 shots on net, 59 hits and 56 blocked shots in 39 contests this season. Mainly a defensive player, Whitecloud's low scoring output likely keeps him off the fantasy radar.

April 15, 2021 01:28 AM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Chips in with assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud produced an assist, three shots on goal and four hits in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Kings.

Whitecloud earned the secondary helper on a Chandler Stephenson tally in the second period. It was Whitecloud's first point in three outings since he returned from an upper-body injury that cost him five games. The 24-year-old blueliner has nine points, 43 shots, 57 hits, 53 blocked shots and a plus-9 rating through 37 contests overall.

April 11, 2021 03:40 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud (upper body) will play in Sunday's game versus the Coyotes, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

Whitecloud is back in the lineup after five games on the shelf. The 24-year-old typically skates on the third pairing, and he should stay in that role Sunday. Whitecloud has accrued eight points and 51 hits through 34 games this year.

April 9, 2021 02:28 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Closing in on return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud (upper body) won't play Friday versus Arizona, but he could be an option for Sunday's rematch with the Coyotes, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

Whitecloud participated in morning skate for the first time in over a week Friday, so he's clearly on the verge of returning to game action. The 24-year-old rookie has picked up eight points in 34 games this season.

April 5, 2021 01:48 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Not on road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud (upper body) won't play Monday or Wednesday against the Blues, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

Whitecloud isn't on the road trip, so his next possible return is Friday versus the Coyotes. Dylan Coghlan likely will stay in the lineup until Whitecloud returns to action. The 24-year-old Whitecloud has recorded eight points, 51 hits and 49 blocked shots through 34 games this season.

April 3, 2021 08:40 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud (upper body) will not play Saturday versus the Wild, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

Whitecloud will miss his second game with the injury. Nick Holden and Dylan Coghlan are expected to fill third-pairing roles Saturday. Whitecloud's next chance to return is Monday in St. Louis.

April 1, 2021 10:24 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Unavailable Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud (upper body) won't play Thursday versus the Wild.

Whitecloud is set to miss a game after leaving Wednesday's contest versus the Kings in the third period. Dylan Coghlan will take his place in the lineup. Whitecloud's next chance to return is Saturday versus the Wild.

April 1, 2021 01:32 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Exits late in third period
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud (undisclosed) left Wednesday's contest late in the third period, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

Whitecloud fell behind the Kings net, then went straight to the locker room late in the contest. The 24-year-old blueliner's status wasn't updated by head coach Pete DeBoer after the game. Whitecloud is likely questionable with a game versus the Wild on Thursday giving him less than 24 hours to recover.

March 30, 2021 06:24 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Finds helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud produced an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-1 win over the Kings.

Whitecloud set up Tomas Nosek for what would be the game-winning goal in the second period Monday. The 24-year-old Whitecloud doesn't make frequent contributions on the scoresheet -- he has eight points in 33 outings this year. He's added a plus-7 rating, 48 hits and 48 blocked shots as a mainly defensive presence in the lineup.

March 18, 2021 02:48 AM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Ends eight-game point drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud produced an assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Sharks.

Whitecloud had the secondary helper on Ryan Reaves' go-ahead goal in the third period. The assist ended Whitecloud's point drought at eight games. The 24-year-old rearguard has seven points, 31 shots, 40 hits and 38 blocked shots through 27 outings. His fantasy value is limited to deeper formats given his lack of offense.

February 14, 2021 09:52 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Chips in with assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud notched an assist, three blocked shots and two hits in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Avalanche.

Whitecloud generated a quick transition, sending a lead pass to Max Pacioretty, who buried the only goal of the game. In six February appearances, Whitecloud has three points. The 24-year-old defenseman has done well in a top-four capacity to cover for Alex Pietrangelo's absence on the COVID-19 protocol list and the loss of Shea Theodore (undisclosed). Whitecloud has four points, a plus-5 rating, 16 shots on goal, 22 hits and 13 blocked shots in 13 appearances this season.

February 10, 2021 01:16 AM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Buries game-winning tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud scored a goal and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Ducks.

Whitecloud's tally at 16:04 of the third period secured the Golden Knights' victory. The 24-year-old defenseman has tallied in consecutive games -- he's beginning to settle in at the NHL level, and he had to cover for Shea Theodore (undisclosed), who left Tuesday's contest early. Through 10 appearances, Whitecloud has three points, a plus-4 rating, 14 shots on net, 16 hits and 10 blocks.

February 7, 2021 11:29 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Pots first regular-season goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud scored a goal and added four hits in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Kings.

Whitecloud tallied one of Vegas' three goals in the first period Sunday. It's the first regular-season goal of the 24-year-old blueliner's career -- he struck twice in the playoffs last year. He has two points, 15 hits and eight blocked shots in nine contests. Whitecloud has worked on the second pairing with Alex Pietrangelo (COVID-19 protocols) out, but expect Whitecloud back on the third pairing once Vegas is at full strength.

January 25, 2021 09:28 AM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Earning positive report card
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud is drawing praise from Golden Knights coach Peter DeBoer, who said the defenseman is on an "amazing trajectory," Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

According to the report, DeBoer is particularly impressed by Whitecloud's offensive progression. The third-pairing defenseman has just one point (an assist) through six contests, but he's recorded 12 shots in that span, and recall that the bench boss highlighted Whitecloud's calm demeanor on the ice back in training camp. "He has composure with the puck," DeBoer said. "When he came in last year he was just playing safe. Then I saw another layer in the bubble when we got to the playoffs, where he was starting to make more plays. And you're seeing him add another layer here in training camp where he's really starting to push some offensive situations."

January 19, 2021 01:52 AM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Gets on scoresheet with assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud managed an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.

The Golden Knights had used five defensemen in their first two games of the year, but switched to the more conventional 6-D lineup Monday. That likely helped Whitecloud see a more consistent role on the third pairing. His assist came from a shot attempt that deflected off Chandler Stephenson and into the net for what would be the game-winning tally. It's Whitecloud's first point of the year, to go with eight shots and three hits.

August 30, 2020 12:40 AM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Lights lamp Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud scored a goal on four shots and added six blocked shots and three hits in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Canucks in Game 3.

Whitecloud corralled a loose puck and struck for his second goal of the playoffs at 5:28 of the first period. The rookie blueliner has racked up three points, 12 shots on net, 27 hits and 23 blocks through 11 postseason contests. He's been used in a third-pairing role, averaging 16:17 per game entering Saturday, compared to the 14:19 average ice time he saw in 16 regular-season appearances.

August 6, 2020 10:00 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Tallies first NHL goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud scored a goal on his lone shot and handed out a team-leading five hits Thursday in a 6-4 round-robin win over St. Louis.

Whitecloud snuck down low in the neutral zone and converted a Nicholas Roy feed to tie the game at 4-4 just 2:01 into the third period, the first of three unanswered goals for the Golden Knights. The 23-year-old product of Bemidji State University appeared in only 16 regular-season games as a rookie, providing a single assist and nine shots on goal. He'll have more value to the Golden Knights than he will to fantasy players.

March 23, 2020 01:48 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Earns contract extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud inked a two-year, $1.45 million contract extension with the Golden Knights on Sunday.

Whitecloud's contract will run through the 2021-22 season. The 23-year-old saw action in 16 games with the big club this year, earning an assist across 14:19 of average ice time. Whitecloud still doesn't warrant fantasy relevancy yet with low numbers across the board to this point in his career.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
05/12@ SJW 6-0011+218:55
05/10vs COLL 1-2000-119:16
05/08vs STLW 4-1000+117:39
05/07vs STLW 4-3 (OT)011+214:02
05/05@ MINW 3-2 (OT)000014:04
05/03@ MINL 5-6000-115:10
05/01@ ARIW 3-2 (OT)000018:49
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21LV5121012900100
2019-20LV1611300000
2017-18VGK1000300000
Total68211131500100
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21LV51543.717:4911152.4098.37240012
2019-20LV1690.014:183090.0015.984001
2017-18VGK100.016:00200:000:000000
Total68633.216:5814442:24114:21280013
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/196
Birthdate:
11/28/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Brandon, MB
Team:
Vegas Golden Knights
School:

NHL Experience:
2