RW 6'0" 209
Born: May 15, 1995
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Shoots: Right
Drafted: LA 2013 (2nd, 37th)
Valentin Zykov

Valentin Zykov

Position Right wing
Height 6'0"
Weight 209
Shoots Right
Born May 15, 1995
Birthplace St. Petersburg, Russia
Drafted LA 2013 (2nd, 37th)

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2012-13 Baie-Comeau QMJHL   67 40 35 75 60   19 10 9 19 18
2013-14 Baie-Comeau QMJHL   53 23 40 63 70   22 7 15 22 14
2014-15 Baie-Comeau QMJHL   16 6 12 18 22   - - - - -
  Gatineau QMJHL   26 15 13 28 38   11 3 4 7 20
2015-16 Ontario AHL   43 7 7 14 20   - - - - -
  Charlotte AHL   2 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
2016-17 Charlotte AHL   66 16 18 34 57   5 0 2 2 2
  Carolina NHL   2 1 0 1 0   - - - - -
   
AHL TOTALS   111 23 25 48 77   5 0 2 2 2
NHL TOTALS   2 1 0 1 0   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   113 24 25 49 77   5 0 2 2 2
Acquired by Carolina from Los Angeles on 2/28/16 in exchange for Kris Versteeg.

2016-17

In his second pro season and first full campaign with the Checkers, ranked fourth on the team with 34 points and was third with 16 goals, both of which were career highs … Tied for the team lead with 57 penalty minutes … Tied for second on the team with four power-play goals … Tied for the team lead with two shootout goals on three attempts … Recorded his first multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist in the 3-0 win vs. GR (10/29) … Put together a season-long, four-game point streak (2g, 3a) from 10/29-11/10 … Fired a season-high seven shots on goal vs. IA (11/26) … Scored three goals in four games from 11/15-11/26 … Had multiple points twice in three outings (1g, 3a) from 1/10-1/14 … Scored three goals and three assists during the Checkers’ three-games-in-three days stretch from 2/17-2/19 … Had 15 points (6g, 9a) in 18 games from 1/10-2/25 … Earned his first NHL recall on 3/8 … Made his NHL debut and scored his first NHL goal vs. NYR (3/9) … Had points in each of the Checkers’ first two playoff games vs. CHI (2a).

2015-16

Made his pro debut at BAK (10/10) … Scored his first goal as a pro at MB (10/17) … Notched a pair of tallies the following game at BAK (10/23), his first pro multi-goal game … Notched an assist on Michael Mersch’s opening power-play goal at SJ (11/1) … Recorded two more assists in the month of November: vs SJ (11/11) and at TEX (11/21) … Marked a goal and an assist for his second multi-point game of the season vs BAK (12/12) … Assisted on the Reign’s lone goal vs STK (12/31) … Put up four points (2g, 2a) over a six-game stretch in January … Opened the scoring for Ontario vs STK (2/17) … Acquired by Carolina on 2/28 in exchange for Kris Versteeg and assigned to Charlotte … Missed the next 22 games due to injury … Made debut with Checkers in final two games of the regular season at LE (4/14 and 4/15).

Junior

Totaled 184 points (84g, 100a) in 162 career QMJHL games with Baie-Comeau and Gatineau ... Helped lead Baie-Comeau to back-to-back QMJHL Finals in 2013 and 2014 ... Tied for 10th in the QMJHL in playoff scoring 2014 ... Led all league rookies in goals and points and was named QMJHL Rookie of the Year in 2012-13

International

Has represented Russia in several international tournaments ... Won a bronze medal at the U-20 World Junior Championship in 2014 ... Won a gold medal at the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge alongside Sergey Tolchinsky
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