Dmitri Zaitsev

2019 NHL Draft

Fantasy Summary

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

Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 1.5
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 18, 1998
Height 6‘1”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 7; Overall: 207


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