Dmitri Zaitsev

by Pat Quinn on June 12, 2018
Photo credit: Marc Smith, DiscoverMooseJaw.com

 

 

Dmitri Zaitsev, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 185

Born: 1998-01-18

Hometown:  Togliatti, RUS

Drafted: 2016 Round 7, 207th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

June 2018 – Zaitsev will not be signed by the Capitals after being drafted in 2016 and will re-enter the 2018 NHL Draft. Pat Quinn

 

January 2018 – The Capitals may have drafted another two-way steady defenseman, this time out of the seventh round. Currently playing on the loaded Moose Jaw Warriors Zaitsev has been one of their best defensemen. The Warriors recently added Kyle Clague at the deadline knocking Zaitsev off of any real power play opportunities, as he already was playing behind Jett Woo (2018 top prospect) for those prime minutes. Zaitsev does have 22 points in 41 games so there is offense there, he just may be better suited in a two-way shut down role. Pat Quinn

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

Zaitsev has become one of the better WHL defensemen in a short period, and that may translate to future strong play.

 

Footage:

Great goal by Zaitsev

 

 

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