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Michael Del Zotto

24-Year-Old Defenseman – Philadelphia Flyers

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

This 24-year old puck-moving defenseman is looking to Philly to regain his swagger and prove his critics wrong. After a pair of bad seasons split between Nashville and New York, MDZ became a free agent when Nashville decided it wouldn't tender him a contract. Then his ego to...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 6/24/1990   BORN: Stouffville, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #20 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year deal with the Flyers in August 2014.

November 22, 2014  –  Michael Del Zotto News

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Del Zotto (lower body) will play Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Michael Del Zotto NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 19 80 9 28 37 -20 32 81 11.1 1 0 18:58 4 18 22 3:49 162 92
2010-11 20 NHL NYR 47 2 9 11 -5 20 58 3.4 0 0 19:29 2 5 7 3:46 92 72
2011-12 21 NHL NYR 77 10 31 41 20 36 113 8.8 2 1 22:26 1 13 14 5:11 156 95
2012-13 22 NHL NYR 46 3 18 21 6 18 81 3.7 0 1 23:10 0 8 8 3:45 77 64
2013-14 23 NHL NSH 25 1 4 5 -4 8 26 3.8 0 0 16:18 0 0 0 0:14 28 28
2013-14 23 NHL NYR 42 2 9 11 -5 10 64 3.1 0 0 17:45 1 4 5 1:58 50 47
2014-15 24 NHL PHI 18 2 6 8 1 6 24 8.3 1 0 20:45 0 1 1 1:46 45 30
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Time On Ice Stats

20:45

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Michael Del Zotto was on the ice for 20:45.

1:46

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Michael Del Zotto was on the ice for 1:46 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 16:18 0:14
2013-14 17:45 1:58
2014-15 20:45 1:46

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Michael Del Zotto 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 22 CLS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 16:28 1:58
Nov 20 MIN Did Not Play
Nov 19 at NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 16:09 0:44
Nov 15 at MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 23:15 4:47
Nov 14 CLS 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 4 1 23:33 0:11
Nov 8 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 21:25 2:51
Nov 6 FLA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 4 23:18 0:49
Nov 4 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 3 23:17 0:00
Nov 1 at FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 23:55 3:44
Oct 30 at TB 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 23:41 2:07
Oct 28 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 26:25 1:30
Oct 25 DET 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 22:37 1:35
Oct 22 at PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:44 0:26
Oct 21 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 20:05 2:10
Oct 18 at DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 4 0 18:43 2:39
Oct 14 ANH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 19:57 1:23
Oct 11 MON 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 3 14:43 1:47
Oct 9 NJ 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 18:55 1:04
Oct 8 at BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 20:22 2:07

Michael Del Zotto: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Del Zotto is questionable for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets.

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Del Zotto (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Wild.

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Del Zotto suffered a lower-body injury Wednesday against the Rangers and is questionable for Thursday's game versus the Wild, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Del Zotto left Wednesday's game against the Rangers in the third period with an undisclosed injury, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Del Zotto scored his first goal as a Flyer on Thursday, and it turned out to be the game-winner in a 4-1 decision over the Panthers.

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Del Zotto collected a helper in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Oilers.

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Del Zotto assisted on two goals in the Flyers' 4-2 win over the Red Wings on Saturday.

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Del Zotto assisted on Jakub Voracek's game-tying third-period goal in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Ducks.

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Del Zotto signed a one-year deal with the Flyers on Tuesday.

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Del Zotto remains a free agent past the mid-point of July, but he's not disappointed. "It's motivating," said the defender this week at a charity golf tournament. "This summer is the hardest I’ve ever worked."

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The Predators have not extended a qualifying offer to Del Zotto, the Tennessean reports.

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Predators' general manager David Poile admitted Sunday that Del Zotto is currently "not a fit" with the team and he's exploring a trade that would move the young defender out of town, reports the Tennessean's Joshua Cooper.

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2014-15

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2013-14

It's no surprise Del Zotto was a streaky contributor from the blue line last season, lockout shortened or not. After opening the campaign with two goals and four assists in his first five games, MDZ cooled off, totaling three goals and 18 assists in the remaining 39 regular season games. Entering his fourth NHL season and coming off sports hernia surgery, the former first round pick (2008) is likely a second line defensemen for a very deep Rangers defensive unit. Del Zotto is still fairly high on most draft boards and will likely be chosen in the mid-rounds of your draft.

2012-13

Del Zotto had a major breakout season in 2011-12 in posting career-highs of 10 goals and 31 assists to go along with a fantastic plus-20 rating. The 22-year-old blueliner also increased his average time on ice, 22:26, by a full three minutes above his previous career numbers skating alongside Anton Stralman. Del Zotto has been labeled as an inconsistent player in his three-year career, but he won't be the value this season that he was last year. His poor plus-minus rating and inconsistencies scared owners away, but those looking to get Del Zotto this season will have to be prepared to spend a higher round pick on him, especially in keeper leagues.

2011-12

In a season that saw plenty of young Ranger players taking good steps forward in their deveolpment, Del Zotto was one of the few to actually regress. After an impressive 37-point rookie campaign, Del Zotto had problems with his breakout passes and getting shots to the net last year. This led to his demotion halfway through the season, and he ended the year with a broken finger and sports hernia. Fortunately, Del Zotto said and did all the right things since his demotion, so the Rangers still have high hopes for him. The 21-year-old could be a late-round sleeper pick as he has power-play quarterback written all over him, just don't expect miracles.

2010-11

Del Zotto was one of the few bright spots for the Rangers last season. He led all defensemen on the team with nine goals, four power-play markers and 37 points. Not only was Del Zotto productive for the Rangers, but he also finished second among all NHL rookie defensemen in points (only Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers had more). However, one glaring error in Del Zotto’s game was his defensive awareness – he was a team-worst minus-20. If MDZ wants to take his game to the next level this season, he’ll have to improve his defense. On the plus side, the former first-round draft pick will continue to run the Rangers’ top power play unit, where he posted 22 of his 37 points. Del Zotto has a bright future ahead of him and if he continues to utilize his great on-ice vision, he could put up close to 50 points.

2009-10

Del Zotto has another year of junior eligibility remaining, so the Rangers aren't likely to rush him through the system and onto their roster. He'll get a look at camp, but the best bet is to see him with the team in a year or two. There's still a lot of room for growth for the 19-year-old, but he has the skill set to be a contributor eventually. Just don't expect to see him in New York during the 2009-10 campaign.

2008-09

Had 18 goals and 71 points for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL. Great stats, but Del Zotto is still at least two years away from playing in the NHL. He could however be promoted to the AHL for this season.