Dmitri Zlodeyev

2020 NHL Draft
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Fantasy Summary

A responsible 200-foot player with solid playmaking and shooting ability. Can lead a powerplay by himself. Not always able to play against physically strong opponents.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 15, 2002
Height 5‘11”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

July 2020 – Zlodeyev had a stellar 2019-20 season for both club and country. He is a very strong two-way player who is quick on his feet, but lacks some aggression. Despite playing a soft game for the most part, he uses that speed to terrorize the opposition in the defensive zone. He tends to shy away from board battles and stands in positions that allow the opponents to easily get the puck when it moves away from the boards. He did get a lot of penalty killing time this season, however, he shows a lack of defensive consistency and doesn’t spark much hope for being a real penalty killer at the next level.

With the puck on his stick, Zlodeyev is nearly impossible to stop. To go along with his pure speed, his lateral movement and agility make him incredibly unpredictable and he uses his skating ability to create space in the offensive zone. He has no true weaknesses on offense besides occasionally holding the puck for too long or getting bumped down to the ice. He has a very powerful shot which he uses often, averaging just over two shots per game, as well as a strong ability to create plays with dangerous and accurate passes. He makes faceoffs look easy, most notably in the offensive zone. He can quickly win the puck himself straight off of a draw and control possession until he finds a play to create. Zlodeyev has the skill-set to be a powerplay leader, but he needs to iron out the issues of not moving the puck quick enough and losing possession, in addition to his lack of shooting in open areas.

Zlodeyev shined at the 2020 U18 Five Nations tournament playing on a line with Prokhor Poltapov and Bogdan Trineyev. He really showed off his playmaking and defensive abilities, as well as a goal scoring threat by picking up two goals. He was exceptional at blocking passing lanes and quickly shifting gears and moving the puck forward.  Dylan Griffing


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Dynamo Moskva Selects U15 WSI U15 7 4 3 7 19 |          
 2017-2018 Dynamo Moskva U16 Russia U16 4 1 6 7 4 |          
  Dynamo Moskva U17 Russia U17 17 4 6 10 31 |          
  Dynamo Moskva U18 Russia U18 6 5 1 6 0 |          
  Team Moskva U16 Districts Cup U16 6 3 2 5 4 |          
  Russia U16 (all) International-Jr 19 5 7 12 - |          
  Dynamo Moskva U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 5 2 7 4 |          
 2018-2019 Dynamo Moskva U17 Russia U17 10 4 5 9 18 |          
  Dynamo Moskva U17 Russia U17 Finals 7 2 5 7 6 |          
  Dynamo Moskva U18 Russia U18 1 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 36 
  Russia U17 EYOF 3 0 1 1 2 |          
  MHK Dynamo Moskva MHL 20 0 4 4 16 |          
  Russia U17 (all) International-Jr 9 0 2 2 6 |          
 2019-2020 Dynamo Krasnogorsk VHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  MHK Dynamo Moskva MHL 42 12 16 28 45 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Russia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 2 3 4 |          
  Russia U18 (all) International-Jr 14 1 4 5 8 |          
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 6 0 1 1 4 |          
 2020-2021 MHK Dynamo Moskva MHL - - - - - |          

Highlights