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Michael Del Zotto

23-Year-Old Defenseman – Nashville Predators

2013-14 NHL Stats

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18

2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 ...

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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 two-year deal with the Rangers in January of 2013.

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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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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
2013-14 Proj 23 NHL NSH 79 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Michael Del Zotto

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Michael Del Zotto – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Left Defenseman

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 13 at MIN Did Not Play
Apr 12 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 13:08 0:00
Apr 10 PHO Did Not Play
Apr 8 at DAL Did Not Play
Apr 5 at SJ Did Not Play
Apr 4 at ANH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 15:40 2:53
Mar 30 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 15:37 0:00
Mar 28 at DAL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 17:51 0:48
Mar 27 BUF 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 15:53 0:41
Mar 25 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 18:20 1:05
Mar 23 at CHI Did Not Play
Mar 21 at CGY 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 3:13 0:00
Mar 19 at VAN Did Not Play
Mar 18 at EDM 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 15:32 0:00
Mar 15 STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:01 0:00
Mar 14 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 19:05 0:00
Mar 11 at BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:55 0:00
Mar 10 at OTT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:12 0:22
Mar 8 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:08 0:00
Mar 6 STL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:35 0:00
Mar 4 PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:45 0:07
Mar 1 WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:21 0:00
Feb 27 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 17:33 0:00
Feb 8 ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 14:41 0:00
Feb 6 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 16:17 0:00
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Feb 1 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 20:23 0:00
Jan 31 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 17:25 0:00
Jan 28 at WPG 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 17:39 0:00
Jan 26 at EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 18:38 0:01
Jan 24 at CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:20 0:00
Jan 23 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 13:15 0:00
Jan 20 DAL Did Not Play
Jan 18 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:45 0:27
Jan 16 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 15:00 0:51
Jan 14 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 15:14 0:26
Jan 12 MIN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 17:26 1:46
Jan 11 OTT Did Not Play
Jan 9 ANH Did Not Play
Jan 7 SJ Did Not Play
Jan 5 at CAR Did Not Play
Jan 4 at FLA 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:38 1:25
Jan 2 at BOS Did Not Play
Dec 30 DET Did Not Play
Dec 28 LA Did Not Play
Dec 27 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 24:37 1:25
Dec 23 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:50 1:58
Dec 21 MON Did Not Play
Dec 19 at TB Did Not Play
Dec 17 CHI Did Not Play
Dec 14 SJ Did Not Play
Dec 12 DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:58 3:11
Dec 10 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 4 20:20 1:28
Dec 7 at WAS Did Not Play
Dec 5 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 12:58 0:47
Dec 3 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 30 PHI 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 17:43 0:52
Nov 28 EDM Did Not Play
Nov 27 at CLS Did Not Play
Nov 25 PHO 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:21 4:04
Nov 23 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:55 3:29
Nov 21 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 15:30 0:00
Nov 19 at DET Did Not Play
Nov 16 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 15 at PIT Did Not Play
Nov 12 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 16:09 3:57
Nov 10 at NJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 16:28 2:12
Nov 8 at WPG Did Not Play
Nov 6 at COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:44 1:47
Nov 2 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:47 1:02
Oct 31 at PHO 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 20:07 3:46
Oct 26 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:02 2:03
Oct 24 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 17:49 2:30
Oct 22 at MIN Did Not Play
Oct 20 at WPG Did Not Play
Oct 19 at MON Did Not Play
Oct 17 LA Did Not Play
Oct 15 FLA Did Not Play
Oct 12 NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:05 5:57
Oct 10 TOR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 17:36 2:52
Oct 8 MIN 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 19:24 1:46
Oct 4 at COL Did Not Play
Oct 3 at STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 24:21 3:23

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

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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Del Zotto will watch Tuesday's tilt against the Panthers from the press box, reports Andrew Gross of The Record.

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Despite Del Zotto not having registered a point in five games, multiple rumors continue to swirl about a trade involving his services.

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Del Zotto connected on a power-play goal in the Rangers' 5-2 win over the Canucks on Saturday.

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Del Zotto will play in Saturday's tilt with the Canucks, reports Steve Zipay of Newsday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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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.