Colorado Avalanche: Catching up with the Players at IIHF Worlds

Sweden's Gabriel Landeskog (L) and Slovakia's Marcel Hascak vie for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championship match between Sweden and Slovakia in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, 15 May 2017. Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa (Photo by Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Sweden's Gabriel Landeskog (L) and Slovakia's Marcel Hascak vie for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championship match between Sweden and Slovakia in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, 15 May 2017. Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa (Photo by Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images) /
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BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – MAY 15: #47 Joachim Ramoser of Italy vies with #9 Dmitry Orlov of Russia and #61 Nikita Zadorov of Russia during the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia group game between Russia and Italy at Ondrej Nepela Arena on May 15, 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia. (Photo by RvS.Media/Robert Hradil/Getty Images) /

Nikita Zadorov

All’s quiet on the Nikita Zadorov front.

Well, by that I mean there are no social media posts about Zadorov that I can post. In any case, this is Nikita’s first appearance at the IIHF World Championship tournament.

Previously he did represent Russia at the 2014 World Junior Championship, during which time they won bronze. In that tournament, Zadorov led all Russian defensemen with four goals and five points.

So far, Zadorov has played three games with Team Russia. He hasn’t recorded any points yet. However, he is a defenseman. He’s +4 so far in the tournament.

Team Russia is number-one in Group B, having won all four of their games in regulation and earning 12 points. Like the other teams on this list, they next play May 18. They’ll face Team Latvia.