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Dmitry Orlov | Defenseman | #9

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 212
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (55) / WAS
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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. Sep 22 - 10:57 AM

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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.
Sep 21 - 3:29 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.
Sep 21 - 2:26 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.
Sep 19 - 9:18 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.
Sep 12 - 11:41 AM

Caps head coach Barry Trotz says the team and Dmitry Orlov are still working on a new contract.

Orlov remains a restricted free agent as the two sides continue working on a deal. It sounds like the Caps are confident a deal will get done. Trotz added that he envisions playing Orlov on a pairing with John Carlson or Matt Niskanen, which would likely mean that he'll see more ice time.
Aug 30 - 11:26 AM

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

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 generalfanager.com, 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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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