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Michael Del Zotto | Defenseman | #4

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (20) / NYR
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Michael Del Zotto recorded two assists in the Canucks' 5-2 win over Pittsburgh Wednesday night.
Del Zotto hadn't recorded a point in his prior six contests. He now has a goal and nine points in 22 games in 2017-18. He's been getting plenty of playing time with Vancouver, including some power-play minutes, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him end up with around 30 points. Nov 23 - 7:42 AM

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Michael Del Zotto registered an assist in a 5-3 win over Calgary Tuesday night.

Del Zotto also had a point on Monday as he put some distance between himself and his previous six-game scoring drought. He has a goal and seven points in 15 contests this season.
Nov 8 - 6:36 AM

Michael Del Zotto scored his first goal of the season in Monday's game against the Red Wings while also blocking two shots and delivering a pair of hits.

Del Zotto struck midway through the final period with a game-tying goal, and the contest appeared destined for overtime until Tomas Tatar snuck one by Jacob Markstrom for the game-winning tally with 1:14 to go. His last marker came April 8, or last season, as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. He isn't much of an offensive force for fantasy owners, but he has posted 28 hits and 30 blocked shots through 14 contests.
Nov 7 - 2:01 AM

Michael Del Zotto continues to get plenty of ice time on the Canucks' number one power-play unit.

Alex Edler started the season as the quarterback on the top unit, but he is now injured. Other candidates to assume that role were Troy Stecher (also injured) and Ben Hutton, but Travis Green has opted to use Del Zotto. Keep this in mind if you are looking to pick up a useful depth defenseman.
Nov 4 - 2:56 PM

Michael Del Zotto was scoreless with a minus-1 rating in Monday's 2-1 overtime setback against Dallas, but he did post three blocked shots and a hit.

Del Zotto has managed just five assists with a minus-4 rating at the offensive end, but he helps fantasy owners and DFS players with 18 hits and 27 blocked shots through 11 outings.
Oct 31 - 2:32 AM

Michael Del Zotto wants to put his past injury woes behind him.

"A big thing I've been working on, more rest and treatment this off-season, not trying to push myself too much so I can last a little bit longer in the season," said Del Zotto. He signed a two-year contract with Vancouver in the summer and should fit into the team's top-four defense group. Del Zotto will probably get a look on the Canucks' power play as well.
Aug 4 - 1:32 PM

Michael Del Zotto has signed a two-year contract with Vancouver.

Del Zotto will get $3 million per season. The offensively talented defenseman had only 18 points in 51 games with Philadelphia but look for Del Zotto to get more power play time with the offensively-challenged Canucks.
Jul 1 - 12:35 PM

Michael Del Zotto scored sixth goal of the season during Saturday's 4-2 win over Columbus.

That gives Del Zotto 18 points in 50 games with the Flyers this season.
Apr 8 - 5:06 PM

Michael Del Zotto will be scratched against the Wild on Thursday.

Through 43 games this season Del Zotto has posted five goals and 15 points along with 72 blocks and 144 hits.
Mar 23 - 2:34 PM

Michael Del Zotto knows that he might be dealt before the deadline.

"It happens every year," Del Zotto said. "It’s not like it’s the first time. I’ve been traded before. It is what it is. It’s a business. You realize that pretty early in your career. I understand where I’m at as far as my contract, being a UFA this summer. Same thing with taking each game one day at a time. You take each day one day at a time. Go home, make dinner, get ready for tomorrow and whatever happens, happens." Del Zotto has been traded before with his previous move coming in 2014 when the Rangers shipped him to Nashville, but that was a January move rather than a deadline trade. Philadelphia might still keep Del Zotto, especially seeing as the squad isn't out of the playoff race yet.
Feb 22 - 5:13 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers might end up trading Michael Del Zotto prior to the deadline.

Del Zotto is in the final season of a two-year, $7.75 million deal and can become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The offensive defenseman would likely bring a decent return for the Flyers as a rental, but the question is if the Flyers see themselves as sellers. They're only three points back in the Wild Card race, but given the tight competition for that spot, Philadelphia's chances of making the playoffs aren't great.
Feb 21 - 5:05 AM

Michael Del Zotto (ankle) returned to action on Thursday February 16.

It was Del Zotto's first game since Jan. 21. He had a minus-two rating in 13:03 minutes of ice time.
Feb 17 - 3:05 AM

Michael Del Zotto hasn't played in three weeks due to an ankle injury he suffered blocking a shot in the Jan. 21st game against the Devils, but his return may actually be imminent.

"It’s frustrating with it being a contract year," Del Zotto said. "Injuries are going to happen. It is what it is." In 30 games for the Flyers he's provided four goals and 10 points along with 59 blocks and 110 hits. He's targeting Philadelphia's game in Calgary on Wednesday, Feb. 15th as his potential return date.
Source: Dave Isaac
Feb 10 - 9:01 PM

Michael Del Zotto has not practiced since Monday as he tries to recover from a bone bruise on his leg.

Del Zotto is day-to-day and was at the arena getting treatment. He has not played since January 21 and the unrestricted free agent to be has 10 points in 30 games this season.
Feb 5 - 9:25 AM

Michael Del Zotto is still day-to-day with a bone bruise on his leg.

Thus the offensive defender will remain out of the lineup on Thursday against Montreal. Del Zotto hasn't played since Jan. 21st. Through 30 games he has 10 points along with 59 blocks and 110 hits.
Feb 2 - 6:15 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Bo Horvat
3Nic Dowd
4Markus Granlund
5Brandon Sutter
6Michael Chaput
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Loui Eriksson
3Sven Baertschi
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Brendan Gaunce
RW1Brock Boeser
2Thomas Vanek
3Sam Gagner
4Jake Virtanen
5Derek Dorsett
6Nikolay Goldobin
D1Alexander Edler
2Chris Tanev
3Michael Del Zotto
4Ben Hutton
5Troy Stecher
6Alex Biega
7Derrick Pouliot
8Erik Gudbranson
G1Jacob Markstrom
2Anders Nilsson
3Thatcher Demko