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Name: Dmitry OrlovWashington Capitals (#55/2009 NHL Draft)

Rating: 81
Height: 178cm/5'10"
Weight: 85kg/187.0 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Born: 1991-07-23
Birthplace: Novokuznetsk, Russia

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WJC preparation camp roster released! (12/04/2010)
Russia skates past Finland (12/29/2009)
WJC kicks off, Russia gets the first win (12/27/2009)
WJC Final Roster (12/26/2009)
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12/17/2010 Russia U20 defeats Spartak, 5 players released from roster

U20 World Junior Championships -  Valery Bragin's U20 Team Russia defeated KHL's Spartak Moscow with a 5-2 score. Goals were scored by Yuri Urychev, Nikita Dvurechensky, Maxim Kitsyn (Los Angeles Kings), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington Capitals) and Denis Golubev. Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals) had two assists. Goalies Dmitry Shikin and Emil Garipov played both thirty minutes, each one allowing one goal.

Five players have been released from the roster and thus won't be flying to Buffalo: goalkeeper Evgeny Ivannikov, defenseman Alexei Marchenko and forwards Vladislav Kartaev, Albert Konozov and Dmitry Goldenkov.
09/09/2010 Prospect Watch: Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals)

Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) -  When the Washington Capitals selected Russian defenseman Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals) in the second round (55th overall) of the 2009 draft, they knew they landed a promising player with lots of upside.
But even though the 19-year-old Orlov rejected an offer from Patrick Roy to play major junior for the Quebec Remparts last season – opting instead to spend a second year in the Kontinental League with Metallurg Novokuznetsk – he never hid his interest in joining the rich-in-Russians environment in Washington.
“I’m going to cross the pond next year,” Orlov said in Russian. (The Hockey News article by Alessandro Seren Rosso READ MORE
01/18/2010 Top 10 drafted defensemen in Russia

Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) -  Despite the difficulties of late for Russia producting defensive prospects, the top-end is certainly interesting, with many players who might adapt well in the jump overseas. Recently it has been very tough to decipher who would report to the NHL and who would not, and the apparent drive towards North America played its role in these rankings.

Top 10 at a glance
1. Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes)
2. Yuri Alexandrov (Boston Bruins)
3. Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals)
4. Pavel Valentenko (New York Rangers)
5. Mikhail Pashnin (New York Rangers)
6. Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers)
7. Denis Bodrov (Philadelphia Flyers)
8. Vyacheslav Buravchikov (Buffalo Sabres)
9. Alexei Emelin (Montreal Canadiens)
10. Vitali Anikienko (Ottawa Senators)
(Hockey's Future article by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
01/07/2010 Top 5 reasons why Russia failed at WJC
12/18/2009 Final WJC roster released
11/25/2009 Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals): I have to work on my confidence
10/25/2009 Web Site News: Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals)'s profile updated and made public
10/22/2009 Roster for Four Nations Tournament released
09/02/2009 Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals): I should shoot more often
08/26/2009 U20 roster released
07/09/2009 Dmitry Kugryshev and Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals) to skate in the Caps' development camp
07/06/2009 Russia 2009 draft review
07/04/2009 Alexander Avtsin (Montreal Canadiens) won't go to the Remparts this season
07/03/2009 Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals) already to America?
06/29/2009 Post Draft - Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals): I'm ready to play for Hershey
06/27/2009 2009 NHL Entry Draft: seven Russians picked
06/25/2009 Dmitri Orlov ranked #43 for the NHL draft on The Hockey Writers
06/11/2009 Top 10 Russia prospects for 2009
05/24/2009 2009 NHL Entry Draft final rankings have been added!
05/14/2009 Dmitri Orlov: next season I want to play for Metallurg Novokuznets and for the junior national team
04/20/2009 Russia gets the silver, loses the finals
04/17/2009 Russia downs Sweden, skates to the semifinals
04/12/2009 Four Russian players invited at the Draft Combine
04/12/2009 Russia stuns Slovakia in second day
04/11/2009 Web Site News: Dmitri Orlov's profile updated for the 2009 NHL Draft
04/07/2009 Russia skates past Switzerland in test match
03/29/2009 Russia-91 skates past Belarus in control match
03/22/2009 Dmitri Orlov and Maxim Kitsyn led Metallurg Novokuznetsk junior team to win the National Finals
02/08/2009 Sweden: Russia loses to America, grabs the third place
02/05/2009 Sweden: Russia takes the first
09/14/2008 U18 Ivan Hlinka memorial tournament - Russia Earns Silver
Scouting Evaluations:
Russia skates past Finland
WJC kicks off, Russia gets the first win
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #4
Rank 2: #2 Ranking Comments:A small sized defenseman with good technique and at times shows strong physical presence, but he still has a lot to work on and remains raw. The young player has also showed significant leadership skills, being named captain numerous times.
Talent Analysis:
An average sized offensive defenseman...good first step...good skating and balance...solid back in the own zone, but must work on his overall awareness...good covering of the pass lines...hasn't obvious flaws in his defensive game, even if his experience isn't big...despite of his size, can play with an edge and isn't scared of physycal play...good offensive instincts and hockey intelligence, even though not as good as Kulikov's...moves the puck well, trying to make simple, but effective, plays...nice point shot, but has to work on it either...has been numerous times captain of the national team, he must have some leadership offensive defenseman definitely with NHL potential as powerplay quarterback, who's still a bit raw and needs some seasoning ...
Back In Russia:
A graduated of Novokuznetsk hockey school, Orlov quickly found a spot in the main team because of the lack of depth within the organization. He has always been a regular of team Russia-91, with which he won two U18 WJC silver medals. In June 2009 he has been drafted by the Washington Capitals in the second round, with the 55th overall pick. After reporting to the Caps' summer camp he'll spend the 09-10 season in the KHL.
NHL Outlook:
Dmitri Orlov is a promising offensive defenseman who might become a powerplay specialist. He likes to throw the body around even if he's not big sized. These - and other - qualities make him an intriguing prospect with Top-4 potential. Playing in his first season with the main team, he still needs some experience and seasoning firstly to get some match experience as he hasn't played a lot in the last two or three years despite participating in a number of international tournaments. In other years he would have been ranked higher by the different NHL rankings. draft projection: Late second round.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U20 WJC (Intl.)6 0 4 4 4 +1
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U20 4 Nations (Intl.)3 2 0 2 2 -
2008-09 U18 Team Russia (91) U18 WJC (Intl.)7 2 2 4 6 +7
2008-09 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) KHL (Reg.)16 1 0 1 4 +1
2008-09 Metallurg Nk 91 Jr. League (Finals) (Playoffs)6 7 7 14 2 +7
2008-09 U18 Team Russia (91) U18 5 Nations (Intl.)4 2 1 3 4 +2
2007-08 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) SuperLeague (Reg.)6 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 U18 Team Russia (91) Challenge Cup (Intl.)4 0 0 0 2 -
2008-09 U18 Team Russia (91) Ivan Hlinka Memorial (Intl.)4 1 0 1 6 +3
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) U18 World Junior Championships (Intl.)6 0 1 1 0 +3
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