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Nikita Zadorov

19-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

A punishing hitter with a fearsome slap shot, Zadorov is the future physical anchor of the Sabres’ blue line. He finished the season in the OHL after a seven-game stint with the Sabres the previous season, and though there is no denying the Russian teenager has the talent to...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 220   DOB: 4/15/1995   BORN: Moscow, Russia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #16 Overall in 2013  

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Nikita Zadorov Contract Information:

Signed three-year, entry-level contract in September 2013.

December 13, 2014  –  Nikita Zadorov News

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Zadorov, who has been selected to play for Russia at the World Junior Championships at the end of December, may be staying with the Sabres now that the team has injuries to the blue line, The Buffalo News reports. Said the young blueliner on Saturday, "I'm playing here. With 'Webby' out, what's the reason that you would send me? I love my country and the chance to play for them. But I think it's better for me to play in the best league in the world, so why send me somewhere? It's better to play in the big time here and help my team win every game."

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Nikita Zadorov 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
2013-14 18 NHL BUF 7 1 0 1 -4 4 4 25.0 0 0 17:10 0 0 0 0:11 25 3
2014-15 19 NHL BUF 21 2 2 4 1 33 16 12.5 1 0 18:42 1 0 1 1:24 43 25
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Nikita Zadorov – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

18:42

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nikita Zadorov was on the ice for 18:42.

1:24

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nikita Zadorov was on the ice for 1:24 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 17:10 0:11
2014-15 18:42 1:24

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Nikita Zadorov 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 16 at WPG 1 0 1 -3 2 1 0 0 1 100.0 3 2 18:40 0:21
Dec 15 OTT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 27:44 2:26
Dec 13 FLA 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 23:21 0:56
Dec 11 CGY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 16:56 0:54
Dec 9 LA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 21:59 2:01
Dec 6 at FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:36 1:40
Dec 4 at TB 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 17:46 2:17
Dec 2 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 22:02 2:26
Nov 29 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 16:16 0:28
Nov 28 MON 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 18:24 2:01
Nov 26 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 25:52 5:47
Nov 22 at WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:10 0:47
Nov 21 NYR Did Not Play
Nov 18 SJ 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 17:19 2:28
Nov 15 TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:19 0:40
Nov 13 at MIN 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 25:17 1:07
Nov 11 at STL 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:13 0:10
Nov 8 PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 20:11 1:55
Nov 7 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:23 0:00
Nov 5 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 12:13 0:00
Nov 2 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 12:42 1:04
Nov 1 at PIT Did Not Play
Oct 30 BOS Did Not Play
Oct 28 at TOR Did Not Play
Oct 25 at SJ Did Not Play
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Oct 23 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 6:12 0:06
Oct 22 at ANH Did Not Play
Oct 18 BOS Did Not Play
Oct 17 FLA Did Not Play
Oct 14 at CAR Did Not Play
Oct 13 ANH Did Not Play
Oct 11 at CHI Did Not Play
Oct 9 CLS Did Not Play

Nikita Zadorov: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Sabres may be willing to give Zadorov some time off in order to play for Russia at the World Junior Championships at the end of December, The Buffalo News reports.

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Zadorov will stay with the Sabres for the foreseeable future, reports the Olean Times Herald.

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Zadorov is set to play his fifth straight game Tuesday when the Sabres take on the Blues, The Buffalo News reports. He's expected to continue pairing with Rasmus Ristolainen.

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Zadorov's future is still being determined with no timeline, reports the Olean Times Herald.

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Zadorov is considered a game-time decision Tuesday against Toronto, reports The Buffalo News.

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Zadorov will be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Sharks, reports Paul Hamilton from WGR Sports Radio 550.

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Zadorov played just 6:12 in his 2014-15 season debut as the Sabres' seventh defenseman in a 2-0 loss to the Kings on Thursday.

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Zadorov will make his season debut Thursday against the Kings.

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Zadorov, who has been a healthy scratch all season, will find out where he'll play this year in the new few days, the Olean Times Herald reports.

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Zadorov will be healthy scratch Friday night, reports the Olean Times Herald.

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Zadorov appears to have clinched an Opening Night roster spot with the Sabres, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

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Zadorov believes with a good training camp and a good showing at the Traverse City Tournament, he can make the Sabres' roster, reports Olean Times Herald.

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Zadorov was the second of two defensemen selected by the Sabres in the first round of June’s NHL Draft. The 6’5”, 221 pound Russian is a physical force on the blue line and is coming off a season in which he helped the London Knights to an OHL Championship. Zadorov is more of a project than the Sabres’ other first-rounder, Rasmus Ristolainen, and is likely two or three seasons away from competing for a spot with the big club. His long-term potential is that of a physical, shut-down defender, but the current season will likely see a return to the OHL to continue his development.