Dmitry Orlov, Capitals Defense for the Future

Dmitry Orlov now has six seasons with the Washington Capitals. The last three have been his most solid seasons in the NHL, going with the Caps to the playoffs all three seasons. Orlov, who was drafted by the Capitals in 2009 played his first game in the NHL 21 November 2011 and scored his first NHL goal  January 15, 2012, wearing his original number 81 jersey.    Orlov changed to the number 9 prior to the 2014 season, the number he wore in Russia on the KHL’s  Metallurg Novokuznetsk team.

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