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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
38-17-7 83
33-20-7 73
35-20-2 72
30-19-10 70
29-25-5 63
26-22-11 63
22-35-3 47
15-38-5 35

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 6 8 -1 18:04 26

Top Zach Whitecloud News

  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Collects assist Thursday

    Whitecloud registered an assist and two blocked shots in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Bruins.

    Whitecloud snapped a four-game slump with the helper. He remains in a limited role on the third pairing, though the Golden Knights are not known for changing up their blue-line group when at full health. Still, Whitecloud will need to do his job effectively to avoid losing his spot to Daniil Miromanov. Whitecloud has eight points, 34 shots on net, 97 hits, 79 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating over 44 appearances.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Notches assist in win

    Whitecloud posted an assist and two blocked shots in Monday's 4-0 win over the Sharks.

    Whitecloud has two helpers over his last three games following a 21-game slump. The 27-year-old could be in risk of losing his near-everyday spot in the lineup once Shea Theodore (upper body), who was activated from long-term injured reserve and scratched Monday, makes his return. Whitecloud has just seven points, 33 shots on net, 79 hits, 68 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating over 39 appearances this season.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Grabs helper in return

    Whitecloud notched an assist and blocked two shots in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Wild.

    Whitecloud was back in the lineup after being scratched Thursday versus the Coyotes and overcoming an illness over the weekend. With Kaedan Korczak back at AHL Henderson, there's room for both Whitecloud and Daniil Miromanov in the Golden Knights' lineup. Whitecloud's assist Monday snapped a 21-game point drought, giving him six points, 71 hits, 60 blocked shots, 32 shots on net and 22 PIM through 37 outings this season. Ben Hutton (upper body) was activated prior to Monday's game, but he'll likely be the seventh defenseman going forward.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Suiting up Monday

    Whitecloud (illness) is playing Monday against the Wild, per the NHL's media site.

    Whitecloud will return to the lineup after missing Thursday's matchup with Arizona. The 27-year-old has been held to five points in 36 games this season and is currently stuck in a 21-game scoring drought.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Suffers illness

    Whitecloud missed practice Saturday with an illness.

    Whitecloud has a pair of goals, three assists, 79 hits and 58 blocked shots this season. He was a healthy scratch in Arizona on Thursday and should be considered questionable for Monday's tilt versus Minnesota.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Scratched Thursday

    Whitecloud was a healthy scratch Thursday versus the Coyotes.

    Whitecloud has five points over 36 appearances this season, though he's come up empty in his last 21 games. The Golden Knights also wanted to get Daniil Miromanov into the lineup following his return from long-term injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. It appears Whitecloud will have to step up his play to maintain his spot on the third pairing going forward.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Slated to play Wednesday

    Whitecloud (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup against Colorado on Wednesday, per Chris Gawlik of Vegas Hockey Now.

    Whitecloud looks set to return to action after missing just one game due to his upper-body issue. The 27-year-old blueliner is mired in a 10-game pointless streak during which he's registered just 10 shots while averaging 19:53 of ice time. With the Manitoba native cleared to play, Tobias Bjornfot will be relegated to the press box as a healthy scratch.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Out with upper-body injury

    Whitecloud won't play Saturday against the Islanders because of an upper-body injury.

    Whitecloud has two goals, five points, 40 hits and 43 blocks in 25 contests this season. With the 27-year-old defenseman unavailable, Lukas Cormier is set to make his NHL debut Saturday.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Stays warm with helper

    Whitecloud logged an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Sharks.

    Whitecloud has four points over his last three games, picking up extra minutes with Shea Theodore (upper body) and Alec Martinez (lower body) out of action. The helper was Whitecloud's fifth point through 15 contests overall. The 27-year-old has added 17 shots on net, 25 hits, 20 blocked shots, eight PIM and a minus-1 rating while playing most frequently on the third pairing with minimal power-play time.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Three points in last two games

    Whitecloud scored and added an assist in a 6-1 win over Dallas on Saturday.

    His goal stood as the winner. Whitecloud made it 2-0 at the 5:36 mark of the first period when his wrist shot from high in the left faceoff circle went five-hole on Stars netminder Jake Oettinger. The defender had two shots, one hit, one blocked shot and a plus-3 rating in 21:00 of ice time. Whitecloud hasn't been known for offense, but his ice time and responsibility have gone up with both Shea Theodore (upper body) and Alec Martinez (lower body) out. Whitecloud has three points, including two goals, in his last two games. Short term, he could help with a touch of scoring to go with his typical brute strength measures in the hits and blocked shots categories.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Opens scoring Wednesday

    Whitecloud scored a goal, levied three hits, added two PIM and blocked two shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blues.

    Whitecloud tallied 8:03 into the game, with the goal being his first tally and second point of the campaign. The 27-year-old has taken on a larger role in recent weeks with the Golden Knights missing Shea Theodore (upper body) and Alec Martinez (lower body). Whitecloud isn't likely to chip in much offense from the third pairing, but he's been a steady physical presence with 22 hits and 18 blocked shots over 13 appearances.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Earns first helper

    Whitecloud notched an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Oilers.

    Whitecloud earned his first point in nine games this season when he set up Keegan Kolesar's redirection for the game-tying goal with 2:08 left in regulation. Whitecloud has mainly played in a third-pairing role, though he's seen more minutes lately with Shea Theodore (upper body) and Alec Martinez (lower body) out. Whitecloud has added 12 hits, 11 blocked shots, nine shots on net and a minus-5 rating so far this season.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Makes season debut Friday

    Whitecloud (upper body) will make his first appearance of the season versus San Jose on Friday, according to Fox sports anchor Vince Sapienza.

    Whitecloud suffered his injury during training camp. He had five goals and seven assists in 59 games with the Golden Knights last season. Brayden Pachal will come out of the lineup for Whitecloud.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Nearing return

    Whitecloud (upper body) is close to returning, Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Wednesday.

    Whitecloud might be an option Friday versus San Jose. Even if that doesn't happen, he has been cleared to travel with the Golden Knights for Tuesday's contest in Washington. The 26-year-old defenseman hasn't played yet this season. He had five goals, 12 points, 41 PIM, 90 hits and 97 blocks in 59 contests while averaging 17:07 of ice time in 2022-23.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Shifts to LTIR

    Whitecloud (upper body) was moved to long-term injured reserve Tuesday, per PuckPedia.

    Whitecloud will now miss the first 10 games and 24 days of the season, meaning he's not eligible to return until Nov. 4 versus the Avalanche. The Golden Knights had to pull off some cap gymnastics ahead of Opening Night. With Whitecloud on LTIR, Kaedan Korczak was recalled from AHL Henderson to provide defensive depth.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Surfaces on IR

    Whitecloud (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

    Whitecloud was already given a week-to-week designation and will now miss at least the first three games of the year. He was limited to 59 games last year, tallying five goals and 12 points in the process. His return timeline is unclear at this time.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Week-to-week with upper-body injury

    Whitecloud is week-to-week after undergoing surgery for an upper-body injury Thursday.

    Whitecloud had five goals and 12 points in 59 contests with Vegas last season. His absence might create an opportunity for Brayden Pachal, who had two assists and eight PIM in 10 outings with Vegas in 2022-23, to be part of Vegas' Opening Night lineup.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Out for preseason action

    Whitecloud (undisclosed) will be out of action for the remainder of the preseason, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

    Whitecloud was ruled out by head coach Bruce Cassidy during an interview Friday. Whitecloud had five goals and 12 points in 59 games last season with the Golden Knights. He should be considered questionable for Opening Night on Oct. 10 versus Seattle.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Being evaluated

    Whitecloud (undisclosed) is being evaluated for an injury, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

    For now, Whitecloud can be considered day-to-day. The 26-year-old blueliner picked up 12 points through 59 games last campaign.

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  • Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud: Snags helper

    Whitecloud notched an assist, four blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Panthers in Game 4.

    Whitecloud went minus-3 in Game 3, but he bounced back in a big way Saturday. The defenseman has also provided three points through four games in the Stanley Cup Finals, making him an unlikely source of offense from the third pairing. The 26-year-old is at eight points, a plus-12 rating, 17 shots on net, 39 blocked shots, 36 hits and 21 PIM through 21 playoff appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 211 lbs
Birthplace: Brandon, MB
Age: 27
Experience: 5
Shoots: Right