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Michael Del Zotto

24-Year-Old Defenseman – Philadelphia Flyers

2013-14 NHL Stats

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3

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13

PP Pts

5

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-9

PIM

18

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.

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Michael Del Zotto NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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 Proj 24 NHL PHI 72 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Michael Del Zotto

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Michael Del Zotto – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Right Defenseman
  1. Luke Schenn
  2. Mark Streit
  3. Michael Del Zotto
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Time On Ice Stats

17:45

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Michael Del Zotto was on the ice for 17:45.

1:58

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Michael Del Zotto was on the ice for 1:58 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 23:10 3:45
2013-14 16:18 0:14
2013-14 17:45 1:58

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Michael Del Zotto 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 30 at NYR Did Not Play
Apr 29 NYR Did Not Play
Apr 27 at NYR Did Not Play
Apr 25 NYR Did Not Play
Apr 22 NYR Did Not Play
Apr 20 at NYR Did Not Play
Apr 17 at NYR Did Not Play
Apr 13 CAR Did Not Play
Apr 12 at PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 13:08 0:00
Apr 10 at TB Did Not Play
Apr 8 at FLA Did Not Play
Apr 6 BUF Did Not Play
Apr 5 at BOS Did Not Play
Apr 3 CLS Did Not Play
Apr 1 at STL Did Not Play
Mar 30 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 15:37 0:00
Mar 28 TOR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 17:51 0:48
Mar 26 at NYR Did Not Play
Mar 24 LA Did Not Play
Mar 22 STL Did Not Play
Mar 20 DAL Did Not Play
Mar 18 CHI 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 15:32 0:00
Mar 16 at PIT Did Not Play
Mar 15 PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:01 0:00
Mar 11 NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:55 0:00
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Mar 8 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:08 0:00
Mar 5 WAS Did Not Play
Mar 2 at WAS Did Not Play
Mar 1 NYR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:21 0:00
Feb 27 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 17:33 0:00
Feb 8 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 14:41 0:00
Feb 6 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 16:17 0:00
Feb 3 at SJ Did Not Play
Feb 1 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 20:23 0:00
Jan 30 at ANH Did Not Play
Jan 28 DET 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 17:39 0:00
Jan 25 BOS Did Not Play
Jan 23 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 13:15 0:00
Jan 22 CAR Did Not Play
Jan 21 CAR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 12:00 0:18
Jan 20 at NYI Did Not Play
Jan 18 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:45 0:27
Jan 16 NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 15:00 0:51
Jan 14 at BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 15:14 0:26
Jan 12 at NYR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 17:26 1:46
Jan 11 TB Did Not Play
Jan 8 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:36 0:44
Jan 7 at NJ Did Not Play
Jan 4 at PHO 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:38 1:25
Jan 2 at COL Did Not Play
Dec 31 at CGY Did Not Play
Dec 30 at VAN Did Not Play
Dec 28 at EDM Did Not Play
Dec 23 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:50 1:58
Dec 21 at CLS Did Not Play
Dec 19 CLS Did Not Play
Dec 17 WAS Did Not Play
Dec 15 at WAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 21:16 1:22
Dec 12 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:58 3:11
Dec 11 at CHI Did Not Play
Dec 9 at OTT Did Not Play
Dec 7 at DAL Did Not Play
Dec 4 at DET Did Not Play
Dec 2 at MIN 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 19:51 1:13
Nov 30 at NSH 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 17:43 0:52
Nov 29 WPG Did Not Play
Nov 27 at TB Did Not Play
Nov 25 at FLA 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:21 4:04
Nov 23 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:55 3:29
Nov 21 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 15:30 0:00
Nov 19 OTT Did Not Play
Nov 15 at WPG Did Not Play
Nov 13 at PIT Did Not Play
Nov 12 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 16:09 3:57
Nov 9 EDM Did Not Play
Nov 7 NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 13:28 2:06
Nov 5 at CAR Did Not Play
Nov 2 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:47 1:02
Nov 1 WAS Did Not Play
Oct 29 ANH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:04 1:46
Oct 26 at NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:02 2:03
Oct 24 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 17:49 2:30
Oct 17 PIT Did Not Play
Oct 15 VAN Did Not Play
Oct 12 at DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:05 5:57
Oct 11 PHO Did Not Play
Oct 8 FLA 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 19:24 1:46
Oct 6 at CAR Did Not Play
Oct 5 at MON Did Not Play
Oct 2 TOR Did Not Play

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

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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Del Zotto scored just his third goal of the season during Friday's loss to the Stars.

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Del Zotto sat out Wednesday's game against Vancouver as a healthy scratch, the Tennessean reports. "[Del Zotto]'s game has slipped, and our coaching staff has talked to him about making solid decisions, solid plays and he has gotten away from that a little bit," coach Barry Trotz said.

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Del Zotto picked up just his second point as a member of the Predators in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Jets. He has two assists in 10 games in his new home.

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Del Zotto collected his first point in a Predators jersey Tuesday, assisting on Seth Jones' first-period goal in a 4-3 win over the Jets.

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Del Zotto went pointless in his debut as a Predator during Thursday's 3-1 win over the Canucks. However, coach Barry Trotz was impressed with what he saw. “I liked a lot of things [Del Zotto] did,” Trotz said. “He had good compete for me, his puck management was really good. Especially since he hadn’t played with us. I was really happy with his effort.”

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Del Zotto will be allowed to utilize his offensive abilities when he makes his Predators debut Thursday against the Canucks, the Tennessean reports. "We're going to let him loose," coach Barry Trotz said.

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Del Zotto was traded to the Predators on Wednesday in exchange for Kevin Klein, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

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Del Zotto registered a power-play assist in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Chicago.

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Del Zotto registered an assist and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 7-1 victory over Toronto.

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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.