Anton Zlobin

Mark Allan

2016-06-27

 

 

 

Anton Zlobin, RW/LW

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 209

Born: 1993-02-22

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Drafted: 2012 by Pittsburgh, 173rd overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

June 2016 – Pittsburgh did not tender a qualifying offer to Zlobin. Mark Allan

June 2016 – Having played most of the season in the ECHL and having reached the end of his contract, the Russian winger faces the prospect of having to try to catch on with another organization as an RFA. Modestly accumulating 10 goals and 13 assists in 41 games with the Wheeling Nailers, Zlobin added five more points in 12 AHL games. Pittsburgh might give him another chance because he has puck-handling and goal-scoring skill to go with a defensive conscience, but injuries are becoming a concern during the grueling North American season. Mark Allan

November 2015 – Zlobin has added mass to his formerly slight frame but, with five assists in nine games for the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers, he is two levels removed from the NHL. His North American pro career is clearly not going the way he hoped it would when he emigrated from Russia. Mark Allan

August 2015 – Pointless in six AHL games in a return from season-ending surgery, Zlobin will try to show what he can do in a full season. Mark Allan 

February 2015 – The Moscow native is slowly playing his way back into shape in the AHL after season-ending lower-body surgery in December 2014. The smallish winger is pointless after six games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with an uncharacteristically low minus-1 rating. Avoiding injuries is crucial to any NHL aspirations. Mark Allan

April, 2014 – Anton Zlobin had a solid rookie year, splitting his time between Wilkes-Barre Scranton and the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers. Zlobin recently scored an OT game winning goal for the WBS Penguins