Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
3 weeks ago

Del Zotto posted a minus-4 rating in Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

Being on the ice for four of the team's five allowed goals certainly won't win Del Zotto any praises from the coaching staff. The defenseman isn't helping himself out either in the plus/minus category, as he is bogged down in a 26-game goal drought, during which he has added a mere six assists. Other than providing some production in hits (103) and blocks (59), the Ontario native doesn't offer much in terms of fantasy value, despite logging 21:12 of ice time per game.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
2 months ago

Del Zotto had a pair of helpers in a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

That's the first time in seven games that Del Zotto has found the score sheet. He was supposed to be producing more regularly given his presence on the power play, but that hasn't been happening. He has the potential to do more on offense, but until he does it more consistently, it's tough to trust him.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
2 months ago

Del Zotto collected an assist in 20:11 of ice time in Tuesday's win over Calgary.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto buried his first goal in a Canucks' uniform Monday against Detroit and followed up with another strong showing against the Flames. He's worth monitoring right now, as the 27-year-old possesses strong offensive instincts and is playing on the first power-play unit with the Sedin twins. The puck-moving rearguard has racked up seven points through 15 games and fired 33 shots on goal in that span, so give him a look in a deep league you're searching for a blueliner with offensive capabilities.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
3 months ago

Del Zotto picked up two helpers -- one on a man advantage -- in a 6-3 loss to Boston on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto's first multi-point performance of the season extended his point streak to three games. The 27-year-old blueliner also fired a season-high six shots on goal in the contest. Averaging 24:29 of ice time so far this season, Del Zotto should continue to see his fair share of scoring opportunities.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
7 months ago

Del Zotto procured a two-year, $6 million contract with the Canucks on Saturday, TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

That's indubitably a large chunk of change for the oft-injured Del Zotto, but then again, proven defensemen come at a premium in today's NHL. Health permitting, the 27-year-old with 189 points in 484 career games between the Rangers, Predators and Flyers should be able to grab at least 20 minutes per contest in his new digs.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
9 months ago

Del Zotto spoke with general manager Ron Hextall after the season and he was informed the team plans to go with young players on the back end next season, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto will become an unrestricted free agent July 1. It appears he has skated his last shift in Philadelphia and will be on the move this summer. He logged just six goals and 18 points over 51 games in 2016-17, his second straight campaign with 18 or fewer points. Even if he finds work with another organization, it appears his best fantasy days are well behind him.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
10 months ago

Del Zotto scored his sixth goal of the season in Saturday's 4-2 win over Columbus.

EDGE Analysis

So much potential; so many injuries. Del Zotto has the skill, but that hasn't led to success for the defender, who has been injured every season since the lockout. Saturday was just his 50th game of the season.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
10 months ago

Del Zotto picked up a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Devils.

EDGE Analysis

Unfortunately for the Flyers, they weren't able to manage any goals other than the ones in which DZ was involved. And unfortunately for the blueliner's fantasy owners, games like this tend to be a tease; he's hit the scoresheet in just two of his last 18 contests, and both were multi-point efforts. Other than that, it's been crickets.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
11 months ago

Del Zotto finished with two assists and a plus-5 rating in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto had been held without a point in each of his previous 12 appearances, and still hasn't lit the lamp since Dec. 14. His rating sits at minus-9 despite his strong performance in that category here, suggesting the perennially underwhelming blueliner will continue to be tough to trust until he can string together a few more outings like this one.

Michael Del Zotto
D VAN
11 months ago

Del Zotto has failed to register a point in any of his past 11 games.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto last marked the points column Jan. 4 and has also missed 12 games during that pointless stretch. With just four goals and 10 points through 34 games, he shouldn't be a fantasy priority. However, the Philadelphia defense lost Mark Streit at the trade deadline, and Del Zotto has logged over 22 minutes in consecutive games. Del Zotto is worth keeping an eye on in deep seasonal settings because he's flashed offensive upside throughout his career.