Ottawa Senators
    Nikita Zaitsev
    Nikita Zaitsev
    #22 | Nikita Zaitsev
    Healthy
    Defense | Ottawa Senators
    Stick Hand Right
    Date of Birth 10/29/1991
    Height, Weight 6'2", 193 lbs
    From Moscow, RUS
    Drafted Undrafted
    2018-19 Season
    BS
    151
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    PIM
    18
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    +/-
    2
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Stick Hand Right
    Date of Birth 10/29/1991
    Height, Weight 6'2", 193 lbs
    From Moscow, RUS
    Drafted Undrafted
    RotowireJul 1, 5:57a ET

    News

    Zaitsev was acquired by the Senators from the Maple Leafs, along with Connor Brown and Michael Carcone, in exchange for Cody Ceci, Ben Harpur, Aaron Luchuk and a 2020 third-round pick.

    Impact

    Zaitsev made it very clear he was not happy with his situation in Toronto and was looking for a way out. The blueliner has failed to live up to expectations after putting up 36 points in his rookie campaign, having missed the 20-point mark in each of his previous two seasons. In Ottawa, the 26-year-old will have an opportunity to be a top-pairing guy on the blue line and should see minutes on the power play. If he can capitalize on the change of scenery, the Russian could get back to being a 30-plus point producer.