Yegor Zaitsev

New Jersey Devils
Photo courtesy of Russia Hockey on Twitter

Fantasy Summary

A versatile bruiser that can hold his own on offense and defense. Needs to develop further to stand out from the pack.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 3, 1998
Height 5‘11”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 7; Overall: 205

Observations

March 2019 – Zaitsev is a long-term project who should be in the worlds. His ability to dole out punishment is efficient and at times, brutal! He must work on being a bit more fleet of foot and learning the North American game. He should come over for next season. Chris Wassel

July 2017 – A confident and physically crushing blueliner that doles out mean and effective hits. Not the quickest, but he can get around reasonably well on the ice and is a skilled puck mover. Amassed 44 penalty minutes in 24 VHL games last year. Also not the largest of prospects at 6-0, 185-pounds but he’s strong and muscular, possessing a hard shot and decent playmaking ability. Zaitsev is a versatile special teams component, serving both on the man advantage and penalty kill. Kevin Wickersham


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 CSKA Moskva U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 0 1 1 10 |          
  Dynamo Moskva U17 Russia U17 5 0 1 1 14 |          
  MHK Dynamo Moskva MHL 27 2 2 4 14 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Russia U17 WHC-17 6 0 0 0 4 |          
  Russia U17 (all) International-Jr 10 0 3 3 10 |          
 2015-2016 Dynamo Tver VHL 16 0 1 1 2 | Playoffs 8 0 0 0 10 
  MHK Dynamo Moskva MHL 11 1 5 6 12 |          
 2016-2017 Dynamo Moskva KHL 19 0 1 1 10 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Dynamo Tver VHL 24 2 4 6 44 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 15 
  MHK Dynamo Moskva MHL 2 0 1 1 4 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 6 0 0 0 6 |          
 2017-2018 Dynamo Moskva KHL 28 0 2 2 30 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 6 0 1 1 6 |          
  MHK Dynamo Moskva MHL 7 2 1 3 6 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 5 0 1 1 4 |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 16 1 3 4 12 |          
 2018-2019 Dynamo Moskva KHL 47 1 1 2 41 | Playoffs 11 2 0 2
  Buran Voronezh VHL 5 0 1 1 2 |          
 2019-2020 Dynamo Moskva KHL - - - - - |          

Highlights