|Assets:||Is mobile, aggressive and displays all-around ability from the back end. Can put up solid offensive numbers and play a physical game from the back end. Is adept at hitting opponents in open ice.|
|Flaws:||Is rather prone to injury. Needs to read the play better, so as to not get caught out of position too often. His aggressiveness can also be a negative while on the ice, so he could use more refinement.|
|Career Potential:||All-round defenseman with good upside, when healthy.|
|5/13/2015||Missed all 82 regular season and all 14 playoff games (broken wrist).|
|3/23/2015||Assigned to the Hershey Bears (AHL) for conditioning purposes.|
|10/07/2014||Broken wrist, injured reserve.|
|3/13/2014||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract extension.|
|3/07/2014||Missed 2 games (suspended by nhl).|
|3/03/2014||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|11/30/2013||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|11/26/2013||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|11/25/2013||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|11/22/2013||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|11/17/2013||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|11/13/2013||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|11/04/2013||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|11/03/2013||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|10/30/2013||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|9/30/2013||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|5/10/2013||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|4/02/2013||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|3/18/2013||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/22/2012||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|11/20/2011||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|10/04/2011||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|3/02/2011||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a three-year entry level contract.|
|2/22/2011||Signed with the Hershey Bears (AHL) to a professional tryout contract.|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round (55th overall) in 2009.|
| 10/05/2015 1:12 PM
NewsOrlov survived the final training camp cuts and is expected to play on the third pair opening night, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
| 08/26/2015 12:54 PM
NewsOrlov is a candidate to open the season as a regular member of the Capitals' third defensive pairing.
Dmitry Orlov (wrist) should be ready for Oct. | 06/13/2014 9:45 AM
NewsDmitry Orlov (wrist) is slated to be ready by early October.
ImpactHe underwent surgery on May 22 to repair a broken left wrist after he was injured while playing in the 2014 IIHF World Championships. Orlov may be able to participate in some preseason games at the end of September if his recovery goes well.
Dmitry Orlov has a broken arm | 05/13/2014 6:31 AM
NewsDmitry Orlov suffered a broken arm during the 2014 World Championship.
Slava Malamud on Twitter
ImpactOrlov will miss the rest of the tournament as a result. He inked a two-year, $4 million extension with Washington in March.
Caps ink Dmitry Orlov to 2-year contract | 03/13/2014 3:32 PM
NewsWashington has agreed to a two-year, $4-million deal with Dmitry Orlov.
ImpactHe was eligible to be a restricted free agent this summer. His new deal will pay him $1.75 million in 2014-15 and $2.25 million in 2015-16. Orlov has produced three goals, nine points, 51 hits and 45 blocks in 39 games this season. He has spent most of the year paired with Mike Green, but his fantasy value is still limited at best.
Dmitry Orlov completes his suspension | 03/07/2014 4:32 PM
NewsDmitry Orlov has completed his two-game suspension.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactOrlov was being punished for boarding Philadelphia's Brayden Schenn. He also scored two goals in that game, giving him nine points in 36 contests in 2013-14.
Dmitry Orlov gets 2-game ban for boarding | 03/03/2014 5:16 PM
NewsDmitry Orlov has been suspended two games for a boarding infraction on Philadelphia's Brayden Schenn.
ImpactHe received a five-minute major on the play. Orlov scored two goals against the Flyers in Sunday's contest, but now he'll have to wait until Saturday, Mar. 8 to build on that effort.
Dmitry Orlov to have hearing with NHL | 03/03/2014 10:33 AM
NewsDmitry Orlov will have a telephone hearing with the NHL for his hit on Brayden Schenn Sunday.
ImpactOrlov received a five minute major for his misdeed that came after the defenseman had his first two goal game of his NHL career. Orlov will find out his fate on Monday. Stay tuned.
Dmitry Orlov has eventful Sunday afternoon | 03/02/2014 3:29 PM
NewsWashington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov was certainly in the thick of things against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
ImpactHe enjoyed his first two-goal game (all three of his tallies have come against Philly) and showed a dangerous shot that might get more use after today. Unfortunately for Orlov and fortunately for his fantasy owners, he delivered a potentially suspension-worthy hit that drew five PIM and gave the Flyers a chance to get back in the game. Philadelphia ended up winning 5-4 in OT.
Dmitry Orlov could remain with the Caps | 01/06/2014 9:21 AM
NewsDmitry Orlov could stay on with Washington Capitals after his agent requested a trade in early December.
ImpactOrlov was not playing and did not seem like he was in the plans of the Washington Capitals but lately he has been playing a lot as part of the second defensive unit. "I don't think about what happened in past," said Orlov. "Just about right now. That's all that's on my mind right now -- today." Orlov has been seeing plenty of time with Mike Green on the second unit. Orlov has only one goal and two points in 16 games this season.
Caps' Dmitry Orlov getting more playing time | 12/14/2013 11:14 AM
NewsWashington defenseman Dmitry Orlov played in just his sixth game of the season on Friday, one more than he played in an injury-marred 2012-13 season.
ImpactHe skated 13:41 on Nov. 30 against the Islanders in his 2013-14 season debut, and has seen a steady uptick in his workload since. On Friday against the Panthers, Orlov played 20:04. He eclipsed the 20-minute plateau for the first time in 23 games, since logging a single-game career high 24:31 in a March 8, 2012 tilt against the Tampa Bay Lightning. More importantly, Orlov looked strong at both ends of the ice on Friday. In a single shift late in the third period of what was a 2-2 game, Orlov made two excellent plays in his own end to diffuse potential Grade A scoring chances for the Panthers. He was also much more assertive with the puck, and had a great look at the net late in overtime.
Dmitry Orlov will finally play Saturday | 11/30/2013 2:07 PM
NewsDmitry Orlov will make his season debut Saturday.
ImpactHe has been brought up from the minors six times this season because there's a provision in his contract that states he can leave for the KHL on Jan. 1 if he doesn't appear on an NHL roster for a total of 30 games. Orlov's agent has voiced his concern of late regarding the young defenseman's future with the Capitals and earlier this season he suggested that that the team should trade him elsewhere.
Dmitry Orlov back up with Caps and may play | 11/30/2013 10:45 AM
NewsDefenseman Dmitry Orlov, 22, has been recalled by the Washington Capitals for the sixth time but has yet to play in an NHL game this season, prompting his agent to say coach Adam Oates doesn't like the way he plays and that Orlov should be traded.
ImpactOrlov, though, may get to play for the Caps tonight in Long Island. The 22-year-old Russian defenseman has now been recalled by the Caps six times but has yet to play in an NHL game this season, prompting his agent to say Capitals coach Adam Oates doesn't like the way he plays and that Orlov should be traded. Left-handed defenseman Alex Urbom took just three shifts for 2:15 of ice time in Friday night's 3-2 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens and did not play after getting beaten behind the net on Danny Briere's first-period goal. Orlov ranks first among Hershey defensemen in points this season with three goals and six assists in 11 games. Orlov has 44 points [12 goals, 32 assists] and 48 penalty minutes in 76 career AHL games. In 65 games for the Capitals he has 20 points [three goals, 17 assists] and 18 penalty minutes. Orlov was drafted by the Caps in the second round [55th overall] in the 2009 NHL draft.
Dmitry Orlov heads to the AHL | 11/26/2013 3:04 PM
NewsDmitry Orlov has been sent to the minors.
ImpactOrlov has an assist in five games with Washington this season. He also has three goals and nine points in 10 AHL contests.
Capitals recall Dmitry Orlov from the minors | 11/25/2013 11:14 AM
NewsThe Washington Capitals have recalled Dmitry Orlov from the minors.
ImpactOrlov has been up with the Capitals but has been a healthy scratch for all nine games. Hopefully he will get a chance to play this time around.
Capitals recall Dmitry Orlov from the minors | 11/17/2013 5:33 PM
NewsThe Washington Capitals recalled Dmitry Orlov from the AHL after placing Mike Green on the IR.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactNot a big deal fantasy-wise, just an FYI.
Dmitry Orlov returns to the minors | 11/13/2013 1:09 PM
NewsDmitry Orlov has been sent to the minors by the Washington Capitals.
ImpactWashington didn't end up using him during his latest NHL stint. He has two goals and eight points in five AHL games this season.
Dmitry Orlov is a healthy scratch Friday | 11/01/2013 4:49 PM
NewsDmitry Orlov will serve as a healthy scratch on Friday.
ImpactThe Washington Capitals called up Orlov on Wednesday while moving John Erskine to the long-term injured reserve list. Orlov has a goal and six points in four AHL games this season.
Dmitry Orlov has been recalled by Washington | 10/30/2013 11:37 AM
NewsThe Washington Capitals have summoned Dmitry Orlov.
ImpactOrlov has a goal and six points in four AHL games this season. He also has three goals and 20 points in 65 career NHL games.
Dmitry Orlov sent to the minors | 09/30/2013 11:02 AM
NewsThe Washington Capitals have sent Dmitry Orlov to Hershey of the AHL.
ImpactOrlov did not have to pass through waivers and that did not help his cause. The defenseman was the Capitals second round pick in 2009. He played 60 games in the NHL in the 2011-12 season but spent time in the minors during the lockout and ended up suffering an upper body injury when the lockout ended, wrecking his season as he only played five games in the NHL. The Capitals are still high on Orlov so expect to see him up in the not-too-distant future.
Dmitry Orlov likely to start season in AHL | 09/28/2013 9:16 AM
NewsDefenseman Dmitry Orlov probably will end up starting the NHL's regular season next week at AHL Hershey because the Capitals have a glut of third-pair type defensemen.
ImpactJack Hillen, Steve Oleksy and Tyson Strachan all have to pass through waivers (Orlov would not) if the team keeps seven defensemen, so Orlov could be the odd-man out. Orlov was a second-round pick (No. 55) by Washington in the 2009 NHL Draft, and didn't take long to impress people in the organization as a summer-camp standout. He joined Hershey near the end of the 2010-11 season and immediately became a key figure for the Bears. The next season he had 19 points in 60 games for the Capitals and did not look out of place in a top-four role when all-star Mike Green was hurt. He began last season with Hershey because of the lockout, and an upper-body injury left him unable to begin the NHL season. He missed three months in total, only ended up playing five games in the NHL and didn't look like the same smooth, offensively gifted defenseman. But Caps GM George McPhee still has hopes for Orlov, saying: "He's a pretty dynamic player, and he could be a real difference maker."
Orlov will look to get back on Caps' radar | 09/02/2013 11:16 AM
NewsIf Dmitry Orlov can impress at training camp then he could skyrocket his way up Washington's depth chart.
ImpactHe will enter camp behind the likes of John Erskine, Jack Hillen, Steve Oleksy and Tomas Kundratek, but he has the potential to play as a top-four defender this year. Orlov missed time last season with what is believed to be a concussion and he appeared in just five NHL contests. In 2011-12, Orlov skated in 60 games with the Capitals. He registered 19 points, 99 hits and a plus-1 rating over that span. He could be a player to watch.
Capitals reassign Dmitry Orlov to AHL | 04/02/2013 5:12 PM
NewsWashington Capitals reassign Dmitry Orlov to AHL Hershey.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactOrlov had one assist and was a plus-5 in five games since being recalled March 18. It's possible Orlov could return to the Capitals when rosters expand.
Capitals promote Dmitry Orlov | 03/18/2013 4:03 PM
NewsDmitry Orlov has been called up by the Washington Capitals.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactOrlov has a goal and 12 points in 22 AHL games this season. He also has three goals and 16 assists in 60 career NHL contests.
Dmitry Orlov out for at least another month | 02/08/2013 1:53 PM
NewsDmitry Orlov (upper body) will miss another month, GM George McPhee said Friday.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactOrlov suffered the injury Dec. 6 while playing with the Capitals' AHL affiliate in Hershey. This is the first real update we've had regarding a timeline for the 21-year-old defenseman, who had a respectable rookie season with the Caps. Unfortunately, we likely won't see him until sometime in March at the earliest.
Dmitry Orlov skated on Friday | 02/03/2013 12:36 PM
NewsDmitry Orlov (upper body) skated in Hershey on Friday.
ImpactOrlov suffered an upper body injury Dec. 6 during the Hershey Bears' game at Verizon Center. Bears coach Mark French told Tim Leone of the Patriot-News that he was "progressing". Asked Saturday about the 21-year-old defenseman, Washington head coach Adam Oates had "no updates". Orlov had a very respectable rookie year with the Capitals, notching 19 points in 60 games.
|Rus Jr.||Total||Rus Jr.||7||7||6||13||-||6||-||-||-||-||-||1.86|
|Rus Jr.||Total||Rus Jr.||17||9||10||19||-||26||-||-||-||-||-||1.12|
|Goals||3||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Wsh)|
|Penalty Minutes||19||2013-14 (Wsh)|
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