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15 Michael Del Zotto D
Height/Weight: 6-0/195 | Birthdate: 6/24/1990 | Birthplace: North York, Ontario, Canada | Team: Philadelphia Flyers | College: None | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $2,200,000 | Owned/Started%: 57/48 | Average Draft Position: 171.11
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3/1/2015

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI Flyers' Del Zotto Scores Game-Winner

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto Scores Game-Winner

News: Michael Del Zotto potted the eventual game-winner against his former club in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto has four points in his last five games, and his ice time has been steadily ticking up. The former first-round pick has a big upside if he can continue this solid play. He's still available in most leagues, and could make a solid pickup as the Flyers push for the playoffs.

2/27/2015

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI Good Times Keep Rolling For Flyers' Del Zotto

Michael Del Zotto

Good Times Keep Rolling For Flyers' Del Zotto

News: Michael Del Zotto contributed a power-play assist, five shots on goal, and three hits across 24:18 of ice time in Thursday's loss to the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto's surge since about the midway point of the season has endeared him to both his fantasy owners and the Flyers, who are sure to kick the tires on an extension for the 24-year-old. With his ice time on the rise and his production starting to match his talent, Del Zotto should remain a valuable commodity the rest of the way.

2/17/2015

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI Del Zotto Carries Flyers' Offense In Loss

Michael Del Zotto

Del Zotto Carries Flyers' Offense In Loss

News: Michael Del Zotto factored into both Flyers goals Tuesday in a 5-2 loss to Columbus, notching the primary assist on the first and scoring the second himself.
Analysis: At the time, DZ's goal tied the game at 2-2, but the Jackets went on to score three unanswered in the final period. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old blueliner continues to produce steadily, as he's found the scoresheet nine times in the last 12 games, totaling 11 points in that span.

1/31/2015

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI Flyers' Del Zotto Catching Fire, Scores In Win

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto Catching Fire, Scores In Win

News: Michael Del Zotto extended his point streak to six games Saturday, scoring the game's only goal in a win over Toronto.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto now has more points this season (17) than he had in all of last season split between the Rangers and Predators (16). Averaging 20:35 of ice time and oozing with newfound confidence, Del Zotto could make for a great pick-up in deeper formats. The former 40-point-getter is only 24-years-old and still has plenty of offensive potential. What a resurgence.

1/30/2015

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI Flyers' Del Zotto: Point Streak Hits Five

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto: Point Streak Hits Five

News: Michael Del Zotto extended his point streak to five games with an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Jets.
Analysis: For seemingly the first time in three seasons, Michael Del Zotto is again flashing the puck-moving abilities that made him an intriguing dynasty-league commodity during his early years with the Rangers. Del Zotto's overall numbers look much more modest (15 points, minus-7 over 37 games), but since he's still relatively young (24 years old) and we've seen him score at high rates in the past, it's not a bad idea to go out and grab him with the hope that the recent uptick in production continues.

1/27/2015

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI Four-Game Streak For Flyers' Del Zotto

Michael Del Zotto

Four-Game Streak For Flyers' Del Zotto

News: Michael Del Zotto pushed his point streak to four games Tuesday, scoring a second-period goal in a shootout win over the Coyotes.
Analysis: This little hot streak has been quite a boon for those patient enough (or in sufficiently deep leagues) to still be holding Michael Del Zotto. For the rest of you, it may be worth looking into picking him up for the back end of your fantasy blue line.

1/21/2015

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI Flyers' MDZ Runs Point Streak To Three

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' MDZ Runs Point Streak To Three

News: Michael Del Zotto extended his point streak to three games with an assist in Tuesday's win over the Penguins.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto would also add four PIM and four hits to his ledger over 21:56 of action. A frequent healthy scratch for the Flyers throughout December, Del Zotto has since reemerged as a lineup regular and has been holding his own of late. Aside from Mark Streit, he might possess the most offensive potential of any of the Flyers' blueliners.

1/17/2015

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto Gets Two Points

News: Michael Del Zotto delivered two assists in a 4-3 win over Buffalo on Saturday night.
Analysis: His fantasy value is sorely limited. He has just 12 points on the season and they come few and far between. He does lay hits and blocked shots, so perhaps he can help in formats that count those categories.

12/31/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto Returns

News: Michael Del Zotto will rejoin the Philadelphia lineup for Wednesday's game against the Avalanche, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto checks back in after serving as a healthy scratch for the previous nine contests. He'll probably need a strong performance Wednesday to justify a more permanent stay in the lineup.

12/11/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto A Scratch Thursday

News: Michael Del Zotto will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Devils, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: He'll be replaced in the lineup by Luke Schenn, who had sat out the previous two games as a healthy scratch. Michael Del Zotto is one of the more intriguing Flyers blueliners because of his offensive abilities, but like many of his compatriots on defense, he's not especially strong in his own zone, which could result in the occasional deployment in the press box.

12/2/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI Flyers Scratch Del Zotto On Tuesday

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers Scratch Del Zotto On Tuesday

News: Michael Del Zotto will be a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Sharks, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: The Flyers have been playing some brutal hockey of late, so it would seem coach Craig Berube is tinkering with his lineup in an attempt to awaken the team. Michael Del Zotto isn't the only player underachieving during the team's four-game losing streak, but with no points and a minus-6 rating during that span, he certainly hasn't been pulling his weight.

11/22/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto Will Play Saturday

News: Michael Del Zotto (lower body) will play Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: With the Flyers deciding to roll seven blueliners for Saturday's matchup, we can assume Michael Del Zotto will be one of them. He's racked up two goals and six assists in 17 games so far with his new team.

11/21/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto Questionable For Saturday

News: Michael Del Zotto is questionable for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto left Wednesday's game with the lower-body injury, and it caused him to miss Thursday's contest as well. With the return of multiple players earlier in the week, the team could take a precautionary route in their handling of Del Zotto.

11/20/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto Out Thursday

News: Michael Del Zotto (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Wild.
Analysis: The severity of Michael Del Zotto's injury remains unknown, but the impending return of Andrew MacDonald (lower body) and perhaps Luke Schenn (upper body) should the lessen the blow of his absence Thursday. Consider Del Zotto day-to-day until the Flyers provide more information regarding his condition.

11/19/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto (Lower Body) Questionable Thurs.

News: Michael Del Zotto suffered a lower-body injury Wednesday against the Rangers and is questionable for Thursday's game versus the Wild, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto went minus-1 over 16:09 of ice time before leaving the game after his only shift in the third period. The Flyers will see if he heals up enough over a night to take part in the team's morning skate, but if not, either Andrew MacDonald (foot) or Luke Schenn (upper body) could be cleared to return from their respective injuries to replace Del Zotto in the lineup.

11/19/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto Leaves With Undisclosed Injury

News: Michael Del Zotto left Wednesday's game against the Rangers in the third period with an undisclosed injury, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto skated just one shift in the period before heading for the locker room, with the Flyers declining to elaborate on his condition. The team is expecting Andrew MacDonald (foot) and Luke Schenn (upper body) back in the fold perhaps as soon as Thursday's game against the Wild, which could provide the team with some cushion if Del Zotto is forced to miss some time. Del Zotto had been enjoying something of a bounce-back in his first season with the Flyers, netting two goals and six assists over 17 games.

11/6/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Del Zotto Scores First Goal With Flyers

News: Michael Del Zotto scored his first goal as a Flyer on Thursday, and it turned out to be the game-winner in a 4-1 decision over the Panthers.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto's been surprisingly successful in his new environs, with seven points now in 13 games, but before Thursday, he hadn't been putting many pucks on net. In fact, he hadn't had more than one shot on goal in a game since Oct. 18 (when he had two) before Thursday's three-shot performance led to him breaking through with his first goal. MDZ's proven to be a more-than-competent fourth defenseman for fantasy purposes in the early going.

11/5/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto Adds Assist In Win

News: Michael Del Zotto collected a helper in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Oilers.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto has six points -- all assists -- in 12 games this season. Last season, he had just 16 points in 77 games. This season was characterized as a redemption season for the still-young and once-promising defenseman, and so far so good. That said, he's an offense-first defenseman, so use him accordingly.

10/26/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto Sets Up Two Goals In Win

News: Michael Del Zotto assisted on two goals in the Flyers' 4-2 win over the Red Wings on Saturday.
Analysis: With both Andrew MacDonald and Braydon Coburn ruled out for four weeks with lower-body injuries, Michael Del Zotto saw a season-high 22:37 of action, making the most of it with the two dishes. The 24-year-old looked like he was on the verge of washing out of the league following his tepid play the previous two seasons with the Rangers and Predators, but he's done well during his time with the Flyers to salvage his stalling career. Del Zotto's spotty play in his own zone probably makes him less than ideal as a top-four contributor for the Flyers, but with five points in eight games, it's easy to recognize the fantasy appeal.

10/15/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers' Del Zotto Assists In Defeat

News: Michael Del Zotto assisted on Jakub Voracek's game-tying third-period goal in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto's stock has plummeted considerably since his 41-point showing in the 2011-12 season, but the 24-year-old still has some upside to offer as a puck-mover. Even so, he's likely only holding down a regular spot on the Philadelphia blue line due to a lack of better options. Del Zotto is still something of a liability in his own end, and it wouldn't be surprising if his minus-4 rating only worsens from here.

8/5/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Flyers Ink Del Zotto To One-Year Deal

News: Michael Del Zotto signed a one-year deal with the Flyers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto played in 67 games last season with the Rangers and Predators, scoring a total of three goals on the year. He'll provide the Flyers with defensive depth, but it's currently unclear if the 24-year-old will serve in a top-four role.

7/19/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Free Agent Del Zotto Talking To Suitors

News: Michael Del Zotto remains a free agent past the mid-point of July, but he's not disappointed. "It's motivating," said the defender this week at a charity golf tournament. "This summer is the hardest I've ever worked."
Analysis: He says he's been talking to "a bunch" of teams, but he wouldn't reveal how many or which ones. "I'm just waiting for the right opportunity to prove myself again," he said, "and prove everybody who's doubted me wrong." He'll need top-four minutes and a job on the power play to be fantasy relevant again. There just aren't a lot of those gigs out there.

6/30/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Preds Move On From Del Zotto

News: The Predators have not extended a qualifying offer to Michael Del Zotto, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: The Preds were unable to trade or re-sign Michael Del Zotto, so the 24-year-old blueliner will become an unrestricted free agent following a season in which he recorded 16 points in 67 games combined between the Rangers and Preds.

6/29/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Preds Admit Del Zotto "Not A Fit"

News: Predators' general manager David Poile admitted Sunday that Michael Del Zotto is "not a fit" currently with the team and he's exploring a trade that would move the young defender out of town.
Analysis: There's also a chance they may just jettison him by not qualifying him (he's an RFA). We knew he'd been a colossal flop in Nashville, but this is incredible. Months ago, former Barry Trotz told reporters that Michael Del Zotto's game had slipped. Now, it seems that no team is interested in his services. Wow.

3/29/2014

Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI

Michael Del Zotto

Preds' Del Zotto Scores Goal In Loss Friday

News: Michael Del Zotto scored just his third goal of the season during Friday's loss to the Stars.
Analysis: Michael Del Zotto has been a colossal disappointment for Nashville since they acquired him from the Rangers in January and was actually benched last week for poor decision-making on the ice, particularly in his own zone. Since that benching he has a goal and an assist over his last four games, but more importantly, he has an even rating in that span. He's got eight games left this season to prove himself to the Predators or he could be headed out the door as quickly as he arrived.