Dmitry Orlov

Pat Quinn

2015-04-08

Orlov

Dmitry Orlov, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 210

Born: 1991-04-11

Hometown:  Novokuznetsk, Russia

Drafted:  2009, #55 overall, Washington Capitals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2015 – Orlov was not put in to the line-up for the final few games of the season, even with his wrist at 100% as Trotz wanted to get him in but admitted there was little to no time left. On his conditioning stint with Hershey he had three assists in three games and played well. Since the playoffs have started Orlov has been in the press box and with Trotz wanting to keep the same line up it looks like Orlov may not have a chance to see NHL action until next year. Pat Quinn

 

January 2015 – Orlov is finally taking contact in practice after off-season wrist surgery. It was originally feared in December that he may need a second surgery but thankfully that is not the case. Now it is just a matter of getting up to game speed and working to get his shot back to where it was last year. Pat Quinn

 

March 2014 – Orlov and the Caps have officially resolved their dispute, signing a 2-year contract extension on March 13. The contract has an annual average salary of $2 million, a decent raise from his entry level deal in which he earned $690 000. Clearly the Caps realized his value, which is only going to rise from here for fantasy owners. He currently has nine points in 40 games this year and has shown he can already help in deep leagues, thanks to his 51 hits, and 46 blocks. Nathan Kanter

 

January 2014 – Orlov’s agent made it clear in late November that his client was unhappy with his playing situation in Washinton, and ever since Orlov has been receiving plenty of ice time. In 24 NHL games to date, Orlov has four points and a minus-5 rating but is averaging 19:43 per game. He is still receiving very limited powerplay time, but that is to be expected in Washington. Still, a trade could benefit the youngster. Nathan Kanter

 

December 2013 – A week and a half ago in late November Orlov’s agent made it public that Orlov had requested a trade out of Washington. This is really no surprise given that Orlov has turned around his game this season and yet has only played in four games for the Caps. Alexander Urbom being claimed off of waivers in October and getting played over Orlov was a clear statement by the Capitals that they didn’t think Orlov was ready but clearly he thinks otherwise (and he may be right). His agent said “there’s no way in hell Dmitry is going to sign with the Capitals next season” and so it makes sense for GM George McPhee