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Nikita Zadorov

19-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2014-15 NHL Stats

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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.

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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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Nikita Zadorov 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
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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 6:12 0 0 0 0:06 2 1
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Nikita Zadorov – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nikita Zadorov was on the ice for 6:12.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nikita Zadorov was on the ice for 0:06 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 17:10 0:11
2014-15 6:12 0:06

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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
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 )

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 made his presence felt with his punishing hits Wednesday at camp, The Buffalo News reports.

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Zadorov has been reassigned to the OHL's London Knights for the rest of the season, reports Chris Johnston of Rogers Sportsnet.

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Zadorov has seen limited action with the Sabres this year and could return to the OHL next week, reports The Buffalo News.

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The Sabres have not made a decision regarding Zadorov's future with the club for the rest of the season, WGR 550 reports.

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With Christian Ehrhoff (lower body) day-to-day, Zadorov will draw into the lineup and play his seventh career NHL game Friday night against the Ducks.

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Zadorov opened Wednesday's practice as the fourth pairing on the Sabres' blue line, skating alongside suspended forward John Scott, reports The Buffalo News.

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The Sabres may have two teenagers on their blue line for the entire season, as Zadorov has impressed in his first five NHL games and could stick around, reports the 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.