|Written by Tim Graveline|
June 2013 - Orlov took a big step forward in 2011-12 for the Capitals and looked ready to solidify a spot on the blueline, but unfortunately wasn't able to keep his forward progression going this past season. His play is not really to blame. as a shoulder injury caused him to miss significant time, but it surely is a slight step backward to have him only play five NHL regular season games. Still, he managed good AHL numbers, at 17 points in 31 games, and has a very good shot at making the Capitals roster in the fall. Guys like Oleksy and Hillen may have gotten more time this year, but if Orlov can stay healthy, he's surely the better long term option. Jeff Schultz requesting a trade out of D.C. only helps him heading into training camp. Nathan Kanter
April 2012- Dmitry Orlov appears to be cementing his role with the Capitals. With the inconsistent play of both Mike Green and John Carlson, it appears that Orlov will likely find himself with a permanent spot sooner rather than later. He loves to attack on the rush and this will lead to him earning points on a team like the Capitals (though they have become more defense-minded). He has a quick shot and good foot speed, but needs to work more on his play in his own zone. He scored 19 points in 60 games this season and with more minutes, he will be able to take that to another level.
Fantasy Outlook: B+
Modest upside. Will need time to develop his game in his own zone, which will then translate to more time and more opportunities to land himself on the score sheet. Having played 60 games this season, means he's just about full-time.
First NHL goal. It really shows his style of play:
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:30|