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Nikita Zadorov

22-Year-Old Defenseman – Colorado Avalanche

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Zadorov offers almost nothing offensively, having failed to light the lamp since the 2014-15 campaign. Where his slim value resides is in PIM, as the 22-year-old Russian racked up 73 minutes in the sin bin despite suiting up for just 56 contests last season. The restricted f...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 4/15/1995   BORN: Moscow, Russia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #16 Overall in 2013   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nikita Zadorov Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $4.3 million contract extension with the Avalanche in September of 2017.

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Zadorov will be back in the lineup for Saturday's road game against the Devils, The Denver Post reports.

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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 60 3 12 15 -10 51 52 5.8 1 0 17:42 2 3 5 1:24 134 73
2015-16 20 NHL COL 22 0 2 2 -5 12 18 0.0 0 0 16:56 0 0 0 0:26 53 16
2016-17 21 NHL COL 56 0 10 10 -20 73 61 0.0 0 0 19:02 0 2 2 0:38 153 69
2017-18 22 NHL COL 7 1 1 2 1 15 10 10.0 0 0 17:52 0 0 0 0:00 18 9

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#1 Left Defenseman
  1. Nikita Zadorov
  2. Patrik Nemeth  DTD
  3. Chris Bigras
  4. Sergei Boikov  IR
Colorado Avalanche

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Zadorov was on the ice for 17:52.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Zadorov was on the ice for 0:00 during power plays.

2:45

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Zadorov was on the ice for 2:45 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 16:56 0:26 0:51
2016-17 19:02 0:38 2:08
2017-18 17:52 0:00 2:45

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Nikita Zadorov
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 19 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 0 15:31 0:00
Oct 17 NAS@NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 16:58 0:00
Oct 14 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 -1 6 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:18 0:00
Oct 13 ANA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 20:44 0:00
Oct 11 BOS 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 17:26 0:00
Oct 9 BOS@BOS 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 17:52 0:00
Oct 7 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 3 19:12 0:00
Oct 5 NYR@NYR Did Not Play

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

Zadorov will be scratched from Thursday's road opener versus the Rangers, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

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Zadorov (personal) was present at the Avalanche's facility Thursday, indicating he has resolved his visa issues, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

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Zadorov has yet to report to camp as he squares away his immigration status, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

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Zadorov inked a two-year contract extension with the Avalanche on Friday that's worth $2.15 million annually, Piere LeBrun of TSN reports.

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Zadorov, a restricted free agent, is expected to be in attendance when Colorado's training camp opens Thursday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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Zadorov, who's considered taking his talents back to Russia, remains a restricted free agent for the Avalanche, The Denver Post reports.

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Zadorov (ankle) is no longer listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Zadorov (ankle) was shut down for the remainder of the season Monday due to injury.

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Zadorov suffered a leg injury during Monday's practice.

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Zadorov assisted on both Colorado goals in a 5-2 loss to the visiting Sharks on Tuesday.

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Zadorov collected a power-play assist during Monday's loss to Vancouver.

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Zadorov will draw back into the lineup Monday against the Blue Jackets, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

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2017-18

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2016-17

With the departure of Nick Holden to the Rangers, Zadorov has an opportunity before him to stake a claim within the Avs' top four. The blueliner spent a majority of last season with AHL San Antonio, and in 22 games with Colorado, he accumulated just two assists and 12 PIM. The sample size is small, but with Buffalo the year before, the 2013 first-round pick was able to reach 15 points and 51 minutes in the penalty box. At 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, and still a developing offensive asset, the 21-year-old Zadorov will first have to prove he belongs in the NHL before he’s considered an option outside of keeper leagues and deep formats.

2015-16

Part of the draft day trade that sent Ryan O’Reilly to the Sabres, the 20-year-old Zadorov should fit in just fine on a burgeoning Colorado blue line. At 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, Zadorov offers ideal size from the blue line, and showed flashes of offensive upside on the dreadful Sabres last season, recording three goals and 15 points in 60 games. The blueliner supplemented his scoring by dishing out 134 hits and logging 17:42 of ice time, figures that are only expected to grow as he approaches his prime years. While Tyson Barrie and Erik Johnson are the power-play quarterbacks in Colorado, Zadorov should be able to land a spot on the second man-advantage unit and create offense alongside some very crafty forwards. Zadorov may be viewed a big-bodied shutdown type, but he has a booming shot and could make a run at 20 points in 2015-16. That should be enough for him to make an impact in deeper formats this season, and he's an even more attractive entity in multi-year keeper leagues.

2014-15

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 become a top NHL defenseman one day, he still has a long way to go. The 19-year-old could win a starting job with the Sabres for the 2014-15 season, but since he’s ineligible for AHL play, he could also return to juniors for his overage season.

2013-14

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.