Nikita Zaitsev

Age 29 Oct 29, 1991
Moscow RUS
Defense shoots right
6'2" 188 cm
188 lbs 85 kg
ELC Signing Age 24
Waivers Signing Age 25
UFA Year 2019
Agent Daniel Milstein

Transaction History
Sep 23, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Nikita Zaitsev | Zaitsev (undisclosed) practiced with the Senators on Thursday, per TSN 1200 Ottawa.
May 13, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Nikita Zaitsev | Zaitsev (undisclosed) won't play for Team Russia in the upcoming IIHF World Championship, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
May 12, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Nikita Zaitsev | Zaitsev recorded a goal and an assist with two shots and four blocks Wednesday in a 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.
May 3, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Nikita Zaitsev | Zaitsev scored the game-winning goal and added five blocks and four PIM in Monday's 2-1 win over Winnipeg.
Apr 22, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Nikita Zaitsev | Zaitsev recorded an assist, five hits and three blocked shots in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Canucks.
Apr 17, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Nikita Zaitsev | Zaitsev (lower body) will play in Saturday's game versus the Canadiens, per the (NHL)'s official media site.
Apr 14, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Nikita Zaitsev | Zaitsev (undisclosed) exited warmups early and won't play in Wednesday's game against the Jets, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Mar 12, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Nikita Zaitsev | Zaitsev recorded an assist, four hits, four blocked shots and a minus-3 rating in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Oilers.
Mar 8, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Nikita Zaitsev | Zaitsev notched an assist, three blocked shots, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Oilers.
Mar 7, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Nikita Zaitsev | Zaitsev recorded an assist and five blocked shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over the Flames.
Feb 22, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Nikita Zaitsev | Zaitsev registered an assist Sunday in a 3-2 overtime win over the Canadiens.
Jan 15, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Nikita Zaitsev | Zaitsev picked up two assists in Friday's 5-3 win over the Maple Leafs.
Jan 14, 2020 Activated Ottawa Senators | activated D Nikita Zaitsev from injured reserve.
Jan 1, 2020 Activated Ottawa Senators | activated D Nikita Zaitsev from injured reserve.
Jul 1, 2019 Trade TRADE ANALYSIS
The Ottawa Senators acquired Nikita Zaitsev, Connor Brown and Michael Carcone from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Cody Ceci, Ben Harpur, Aaron Luchuk, and 2020 third round pick
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Jan 31, 2018 Activated Toronto Maple Leafs | activated D Nikita Zaitsev from injured reserve.
Dec 17, 2017 Injured Toronto Maple Leafs | placed D Nikita Zaitsev on IR.
May 2, 2017 Toronto Maple Leafs | signed D Nikita Zaitsev to a seven-year, $31.5 million contract extension.
May 2, 2016 Toronto Maple Leafs | signed D Nikita Zaitsev to a one-year, entry-level contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Nikita Zaitsev
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Ottawa Senators 6 0 0 0 -5 4
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2006-2007 Team Moskva U16 Districts Cup U16 4 0 1 1 0
2007-2008 Team Moskva U17 Districts Cup U17 5 0 0 0 2
2008-2009 Russia U18 WJC-18 7 1 4 5 14
2008-2009 MHK Krylia Sovetov Moskva Russia2 8 0 0 0 0 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2008-2009 MHK Krylia Sovetov Moskva-2 Russia4 23 5 12 17 24
2009-2010 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 40 0 1 1 6
2009-2010 Russia U20 WJC-20 6 0 0 0 4
2009-2010 Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk MHL 4 0 1 1 2
2010-2011 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 39 0 2 2 12 Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 Russia U20 WJC-20 6 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk MHL 4 1 2 3 0
2011-2012 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 53 1 3 4 28
2011-2012 Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk MHL 4 4 0 4 0
2011-2012 Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk MHL 1 0 0 0 10
2012-2013 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 49 7 11 18 41 Playoffs 7 1 0 1 0
2012-2013 Russia EHT 2 0 0 0 0
2012-2013 Russia WC 3 1 0 1 0
2012-2013 Russia (all) International 5 1 0 1 0
2013-2014 CSKA Moskva KHL 33 4 8 12 18 Playoffs 4 1 1 2 0
2013-2014 Russia EHT 6 0 0 0 2
2013-2014 CSKA Moskva Spengler Cup 2 1 2 3 0 Playoffs 4 1 1 2 0
2013-2014 Russia (all) International 11 0 0 0 2
2014-2015 CSKA Moskva KHL 57 12 20 32 31 Playoffs 16 1 7 8 0
2014-2015 Russia EHT 3 0 0 0 0
2014-2015 Russia (all) International 3 0 0 0 0
2015-2016 CSKA Moskva KHL 46 8 18 26 20 Playoffs 20 4 9 13 0
2015-2016 Russia EHT 8 0 0 0 4
2015-2016 Russia WC 10 1 3 4 2
2015-2016 Russia (all) International 18 1 3 4 6
2016-2017 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 4 32 36 38 1,426 44.53 48.75 -2.65 49.96 -1.60 0.08 0.84 Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Russia WCup 4 0 2 2 2
2016-2017 Russia (all) International 7 0 2 2 2
2017-2018 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 5 8 13 31 1,099 52.08 48.81 -2.40 48.21 -3.76 0.27 0.66 Playoffs 7 0 2 2 0
2017-2018 Russia WC 8 0 8 8 0
2017-2018 Russia (all) International 8 0 8 8 0
2018-2019 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 81 3 11 14 18 1,376 48.60 51.13 0.30 49.79 -2.91 0.13 0.57 Playoffs 7 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 Russia WC 10 2 2 4 0
2018-2019 Russia EHT 2 0 0 0 2
2018-2019 Russia (all) International 12 2 2 4 2
2019-2020 Ottawa Senators NHL 58 1 11 12 22 1,055 39.30 45.90 -6.90 44.70 -6.60 0.51
2020-2021 Ottawa Senators NHL 55 4 13 17 26 1,042 38.80 48.10 -0.20 46.80 -3.00 0.12 0.63
2021-2022 Ottawa Senators NHL 6 0 0 0 4
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Active Contract

Signing Team
Signing Date May 2, 2017
Signing Status RFA
Agent Daniel Milstein
Standard Contract | 7 Years $31,500,000 5.52% of cap space
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Cap Hit $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
UFA
AAV $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Signing Bonuses $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Total Salary $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
Minors Salary $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
Clauses M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out
10 Team No Trade List

Contract History

Signing Team
Signing Date May 2, 2016
Entry Level Contract | 1 Years $1,775,000 1.27% of cap space
2016-2017
Cap Hit $925,000
RFA
AAV $1,775,000
Performance Bonuses $850,000
Base Salary $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500
Total Salary $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year