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Dmitry Orlov | Defenseman | #9

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 212
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (55) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Restricted free agent Dmitry Orlov will play in the World Cup even if he and the Capitals fail to come to terms on a new contract.
Orlov is the only player on the Caps roster that is still looking for a new deal. This is far from a unique situation, as Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Jacob Trouba and Nikita Kucherov are all in the same boat. Orlov was named to Team Russia's final roster earlier this year. Aug 18 - 11:16 AM

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According to a source, the Capitals are optimistic that an agreement will be reached with Dmitry Orlov before training camp opens.

Washington and Orlov's agent, Mark Gandler, have declined to make anything from their talks public. He earned $2.25 million in salary last season and the Capitals have $3.45 million in cap space available.
Aug 5 - 12:56 PM

Dmitry Orlov is expected to agree to a bridge deal with a one- or two-year term.

The restricted free agent didn't file for salary arbitration, so it's unclear when he will get a new deal. According to, the Capitals have $3.45 million left in salary cap space, so he's unlikely to get much of a raise from the $2.25 million he earned last season.
Jul 28 - 12:52 PM

Washington gave Dmitry Orlov a qualifying offer on Monday.

The Capitals also presented restricted free agents Marcus Johansson and Tom Wilson with qualifying offers. They will continue to negotiate with all of them on a new contracts, but Johansson's is the top priority.
Jun 28 - 11:45 AM

The Washington Capitals were thrilled with the progression of Dmitry Orlov this past season.

The Capitals did not know what to expect from the defenseman as he missed all of the 2014-15 season with a broken wrist. His offensive capabilities came to the forefront this season with eight goals and 29 points, which should help him make the jump to a top-four defenseman as early as next year. Orlov will need a new contract first, as he will be a restricted free agent as of July 1.
May 28 - 11:10 AM

Dmitry Orlov contributed two assists in a 3-0 victory against Norway on Monday during round robin action at the World Championship.

Orlov made his second appearance of the tournament in the match after joining the team last week after the Capitals were eliminated from the playoffs. Artemi Panarin scored for Russia in the win to give him 10 points in six games.
May 16 - 4:48 PM

Dmitry Orlov will join Team Russia in the 2016 World Championships.

This will be Orlov's second showing in the Worlds. He had eight goals and 29 points in 82 contests in 2015-16 and another assist in 11 games in the playoffs.
May 12 - 10:49 AM

Dmitry Orlov appears to be back in the lineup for Washington on Monday night.

He was off the ice before Mike Weber at the morning skate, so it looks like Orlov will play in Game 3 because of Brooks Orpik's suspension.
May 2 - 12:48 PM

Dmitry Orlov could draw back into the lineup for the Capitals in Game 3 with Brooks Orpik suspended.

Orpik missed 40 games with a lower-body injury during the regular season, and then he missed three games in the playoffs with an upper-body injury. The Capitals used Taylor Chorney and Dmitry Orlov as a pairing then. There’s a chance veteran Mike Weber could play, too. Orlov had eight goals and 29 points during the regular season. He has an assist in seven playoff games.
May 1 - 9:06 PM

Dmitry Orlov leads Washington's scratches in Game 2 against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Orlov, who had one point in the seven games prior, will be joined by Mike Weber, Stanislav Galiev, and Michael Latta.
Source: Katie Brown
Apr 30 - 6:42 PM

Dmitry Orlov played a team low 5:44 in Game 1 after coach Barry Trotz benched him in the second period.

Orlov found himself on the bench after he let Nick Bonino get around him as the Pens forward set up Ben Lovejoy for the tying goal. "I didn’t like his one-on-one play in a couple situations," Trotz said. of Orlov. "One on (Phil) Kessel on the wall and obviously, one in the middle (on Lovejoy’s goal). He’s got to do a better job. Orly knows that as well. We’ll move forward from that." Orlov saw only one shift after the miscue in the second stanza and don't surprised if Orlov is in the press box for Game 2.
Apr 30 - 9:01 AM

Dmitry Orlov appears to be OK after he was hit from behind by Philadelphia's Pierre-Edouard Bellemare on Monday night.

He looked all right when he went back to the bench and he was on the ice for Tuesday's practice. Orlov seems like he will be fine to play on Wednesday night in Game 4.
Apr 19 - 12:40 PM

Dmitry Orlov had an assist in the Capitals' 4-1 victory over Nashville Friday night.

Orlov has eight goals and 27 points in 70 games this season. This has been a superb comeback campaign for the 24-year-old defenseman after he missed all of 2014-15 because of a wrist injury.
Mar 19 - 5:31 AM

Dmitry Orlov scored his seventh of the season Friday.

With the goal, Orlov has scored more this season than in his three previous years combined. The defenseman has been a fantasy asset in 2015-16 as he has 25 points in 60 games with a plus-16 rating. He makes a nice 4-5 defenseman in deeper pools.
Feb 27 - 10:48 AM

Dmitry Orlov had two assists and was a plus-four Saturday.

It was a monster fantasy night for the defenseman who now has a career high 17 assists to go with five goals and a plus-16 rating. He should be owned in deeper leagues that use at least five defensemen.
Feb 21 - 10:40 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Brad Malone
5Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
5Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer