Dmitry Orlov BIO:
Finished rookie campaign ranked 4th among first-year defensemen in points. Scored 1st-career road goal on 3/13 at NYI. Recorded 2 assists on 3/10 at BOS; recorded 1st multi-point game of his NHL career. Collected a 3-game point streak (0g-4a) from 3/6-10. Tallied an assist on GWG on 3/8 vs. TB. Assisted on GWG on 2/25 at TOR. Assisted on GWG on 2/17 at FLA. Scored a goal with 0.9 seconds remaining in the 2nd period on 2/13 vs. SJ. Skated 23:54 on Feb. 9 vs. WPG. Assisted on GWG on 1/18 at MTL. Scored his 1st-career NHL goal, the GWG, on 1/15 vs. CAR. Collected an assist on 12/31 at CBJ. Skated 19:32 on 12/15 at WPG. Recorded his 3rd assist of the season on 12/5 at FLA. Recorded an assist on 11/25 vs. NYR for his 1st point streak (2 games). Collected his 1st NHL point, an assist, on 11/23 vs. WPG. Made his NHL debut and 11/20. In 15 games with Hershey (AHL), recorded 9 points (4g-5a).
2010-11: Set KHL career highs in games played (45) and assists (10). Made his North American debut with Hershey of the AHL, appearing in 19 games and recording two goals and seven assists. Added one assist in six postseason games with Hershey.
2009-10: 2nd among defensemen on his KHL team in goals (4). Recorded 13 points in seven games in the Russian Junior League. Led his Russian Junior team defensemen in goals (7) despite playing in just seven games.
Has represented Russia in the World Hockey Challenge (2008) and World Junior Championships (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011). Won a silver medal with Russia during the 2008 U-18 World Junior Championship. Tied for the lead among defensemen in scoring at the 2008 U-17 World Hockey Championship collecting nine points (2g-7a) in five games. Helped Russia earn a silver medal and was named one of his team’s top three players during the 2009 World Junior Championship. Finished 2nd among Russian defensemen in points at the 2009 World Championship (4). T-4th on the team and t-1st among defensemen in points (4) during the 2010 World Junior Championship. Led Russia to a gold medal as an assistant captain while collecting the most assists by a tournament defenseman and earning a spot on the tournament all-star team during the 2011 World Junior Championships.
Selected by Washington in the second round, 55th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Lists playing tennis and vacationing on the beach as his favorite off-season activities. Favorite sports other than hockey are rugby, tennis and soccer. Favorite athlete is Lionel Messi (Barcelona). Favorite food is Borscht. Lists his favorite hockey memory as winning the gold medal during the 2011 World Junior Championships.