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Vegas Golden Knights

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Player Updates

June 15, 2021 01:12 AM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Manages helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud recorded an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 1.

Whitecloud picked up the secondary assist on Mattias Janmark's second-period marker. Through 14 playoff games, Whitecloud has four points, a plus-7 rating, 31 blocked shots, 24 hits and 16 PIM. He remains in a third-pairing role that will likely see him put up more defensive numbers than points.

June 6, 2021 11:52 PM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Posts assist in Game 4 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud recorded an assist, three hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Avalanche in Game 4.

Whitecloud earned the secondary helper on Max Pacioretty's go-ahead goal in the second period. The 24-year-old Whitecloud has mainly seen third-pairing minutes in the playoffs. He's produced three points, 22 blocked shots, 18 hits, 16 PIM and a plus-3 rating through 11 contests.

May 29, 2021 12:52 AM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Adds insurance goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud scored a goal, blocked three shots and went plus-3 in Friday's 6-2 win over the Wild in Game 7.

Whitecloud converted on a pass from Shea Theodore at 13:38 of the second period. The 24-year-old Whitecloud collected two points, a plus-3 rating, three shots on net, 15 blocked shots and 11 hits through seven playoff contests in the first round. He's locked in as a third-pairing option, although it's his steady defense rather than any scoring touch that keeps the Manitoba native in the lineup.

May 23, 2021 11:32 AM
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Registers helper Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitecloud posted an assist, four PIM and two hits in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Wild in Game 4.

Despite Brayden McNabb (undisclosed) sitting out Saturday, Whitecloud didn't take on any extra responsibility. Still, he was able to contribute an assist on Alex Tuch's second-period mark. The 24-year-old Whitecloud had three points in 20 games during the Golden Knights' playoff run last year. He followed that up with 12 points in 51 regular-season outings this season, but he's more of a defensive presence on the third pairing.

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."

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
06/18@ MONL 2-3 (OT)000-115:44
06/16vs MONL 2-3000-116:16
06/14vs MONW 4-1011+214:23
06/10vs COLW 6-3000+323:10
06/08@ COLW 3-2 (OT)000-121:15
06/06vs COLW 5-1011+115:04
06/04vs COLW 3-2000014:57
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/196
Birthdate:
11/28/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Brandon, MB
Team:
Vegas Golden Knights
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NHL Experience:
2