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Dmitry Orlov | Defenseman | #9

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 212
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (55) / WAS
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Dmitry Orlov has inked a six-year, $30.6 million contract extension with the Washington Capitals.
Orlov was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1. He had six goals and 33 points in 82 games while averaging 19:32 minutes last season. He'll celebrate his 26th birthday in July so he might not have much upside left, but if all he does is maintain his current level then he'll look pretty reasonable with his $5.1 million annual cap hit. Jun 30 - 10:20 AM

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Capitals GM Brian MacLellan is open to giving a long-term contract to Dmitry Orlov.

He sees Orlov as a valuable piece of Washington's top-four defense corps. According to reports, Orlov is being courted by the KHL, but it doesn't seem like the team is concerned. He is slated for restricted free agency and getting him signed is a top priority.
May 30 - 2:43 PM

KHL president Dmitry Chernyshenko says that three current Russians playing in the NHL want to return to the KHL.

Among the three is Dmitry Orlov. Chernyshenko states that it's tough for these guys to play in the NHL because there are more games and more injuries. With the NHL's decision not to partake in the upcoming Olympic games, we wouldn't be surprised to see at least a couple of players bolt to the KHL. Orlov is a restricted free-agent and losing him would be a tough pill to swallow for the Capitals organization.
May 27 - 1:39 PM

Dmitry Orlov has engaged in contract talks with the KHL's CSKA.

Take that with a grain of salt as these types of negotiations with KHL squads often don't lead to contracts being signed. That being said, Orlov could use this as leverage during his negotiations with the Washington Capitals. He's scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer and is coming off a strong campaign where he scored six goals and 33 points in 82 games while averaging 19:32 minutes per contest.
May 26 - 2:19 PM

Dmitry Orlov scored in Washington's 2-1 shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Both teams failed to score in the first two periods, but they each managed to find the back of the net early in the third. Seth Jones opened the scoring for Columbus, while Orlov tied the game at one with his sixth goal of the 2016-17 season. In the shootout, it was T.J. Oshie who scored the game-winning goal for the Capitals. Orlov finished the game with a plus-1 rating, one shot on goal and one hit in 19:52 of ice time. He has 31 points in 73 games this season.
Mar 23 - 10:16 PM

Dmitry Orlov scored two goals to lead the Capitals to a 6-1 rout over the Carolina Hurricanes in Washington Monday night.

The Caps are on fire. Their win Monday extended their points streak to 14 games, tied for the second-longest in their history. Washington is 12-0-2 over the streak and has scored at least four goals in eight consecutive games. Orlov's goals were his third and fourth of the season. Also notching goals for the Caps Monday were Justin Williams (his 17th of the season), Evgeny Kuznetsov (seventh), T.J. Oshie (18th) and Lars Eller (seventh). Andre Burakovsky assisted on three of Washington's goals and now has 16 assists on the season.
Jan 23 - 10:35 PM

Dmitry Orlov had a goal and an assist Tuesday.

The two points gives Orlov 18 this season including two goals. He had eight goals and 29 points last season and is well on his way to surpassing those totals. He is worth owning in deeper leagues.
Jan 4 - 10:30 AM

Dmitry Orlov recorded an assist in Washington's 4-3 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday.

Orlov is now on a three-game point streak and has recorded a point in five of his last six contests. He has a goal and 15 points in 33 contests in 2016-17.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:14:00 AM

Dmitry Orlov has posted three assists in 13 games this campaign.

He had the lone helper on Marcus Johansson's game winner in overtime Friday night against Chicago. It was Orlov's first point in eight contests.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 09:33:00 AM

Dmitry Orlov will start the 2016-17 season on the blueline alongside John Carlson.

This will be a powerful unit as Carlson has terrific offensive skills and Orlov isn't too shabby either. Orlov had eight goals and 29 points last season and a slight uptick looks to be in the cards for the Russian defenseman. He should be drafted late in deeper pools as he could see more ice time on the power play this season.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 09:46:00 AM

Dmitry Orlov is excited after inking a one-year deal with Washington.

As recently as last week, Orlov wasn't sure what would come next with regards to his contract situation with Washington. Now that's all behind him and he stands to make $2.57 million this season. "Finally it happened," he said. "Finally I’m happy to have a contract. It’s easy to understand where I’m going to be. I’m excited and I hope we have a good year because we have a great team, great teammates. …Should be a good year for us. Whenever [Russia] finish in World Cup I will be happy to be back in DC." Orlov had eight goals and 29 points in 82 contests last season.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 10:57:00 AM

Dmitry Orlov and Washington have agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.57 million.

Orlov appeared in 82 games with the Capitals last season, while producing eight goals and 29 points.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 03:29:00 PM

Dmitry Orlov is reportedly close to a one-year deal with Washington, according to sources.

The restricted free agent is playing for Russia at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto and he may have a new contract in place before he returns to the Capitals.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 02:26:00 PM

Dmitry Orlov is still a restricted free agent.

Orlov is currently playing with Team Russia at the World Cup but does not have his signature on a contract at this time. He is considered a top-four blueliner with the Capitals and had an eight goal, 29 point season in 2015-16 after missing the entire previous season with a wrist injury. Orlov should ink a deal soon but if not, the Capitals will be in need of another blueliner.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 09:18:00 AM

Dmitry Orlov, who is still a restricted free agent, is uncertain about what's to come.

"I don’t know. It’s hard to say," Orlov said after being asked if he's confident that he'll get signed in the coming days. "We have a good last season [as] a team. It’s always nice to play for team who have good stars, good people and systems." Orlov does have the option of playing in the KHL where CSKA Moscow has his negotiating rights, but he made it clear that his preference is to remain with the Washington Capitals. Washington doesn't have much in the way of cap space, which might be part of the reason the contract talks have dragged on this long, but we still think he'll end up re-signing before the start of the regular season.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 11:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Tyler Graovac
4Jakub Vrana
5Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Riley Barber
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Taylor Chorney
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
8Lucas Johansen
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer