NHL PLAYER, Michael Del Zotto
Born Jun 24, 1990 -- Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
Selected by New York Rangers round 1 #20 overall 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Michael Del Zotto currently plays for the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. Drafted 20th overall by the New York Rangers in the 2008 NHL Draft, the Stouffville, Ontario-native made his NHL debut with the Rangers in the 2009-10 season, where he tallied 37 points in 80 games. The defenseman has since gone onto to play 710 NHL games, tallying 60 goals and 189 assists in that span.
Del Zotto signs one-year deal with Ducks July 17, 2019
Michael del Zotto and the Anaheim Ducks came to terms on a one-year deal yesterday. In 2018-19, the 29-year-old defenseman split time between the Ducks, Canucks and the eventual Stanley Cup Champions, St. Louis Blues. The offensive blueliner will be entering his 11th season in the NHL this upcoming campaign. Drafted 20th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers, he has since tallied 221 points (54 goals, 167 assists) in 608 games played.
For more on Del Zotto, check out the nhl.com story here.
Del Zotto excited for fresh start in Vancouver August 23, 2017
Michael Del Zotto is looking forward to beginning a new chapter in his career this season, after signing a two-year-deal with the Vancouver Canucks in July. A veteran of what soon will be 9 NHL seasons, the 27-year-old defenseman is keen on being a leader for his new team, on and off the ice. A native of Stouffville, Ontario, Del Zotto is also excited by the prospect of playing in a Canadian market for the first time, after playing the enirety of his career in the United States with the Rangers, Flyers and Predators.
For more on Del Zotto, keep reading the sportsnet.ca article here.
Del Zotto scores in 2nd straight game; Flyers win December 02, 2016
Michael Del Zotto was instrumental in the Flyers’ comeback victory last night, scoring a goal in their 3-2, overtime win versus the Senators. The 26-year-old defenseman scored his 3rd goal of the season to tie the game at 2-2, and would go on to finish the game with 3 shots on net, 4 blocked shots and 5 hits. The Stouffville, Ontario-native is currently on a 3-game point streak (2 goals, 1 assist) and has had a solid start to his 2016-17 campaign, with 7 points in 10 games.
For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.
Del Zotto contributes to Flyers win January 08, 2016
Michael Del Zotto scored twice last night, as the Philadelphia Flyers came away with a 4-3, overtime win against the Minnesota Wild. Del Zotto was named the first star of the contest after scoring the game-winning goal and leading his team in ice-time with 27:02.
For more on the Flyers’ win, check out the nhl.com recap here.
Del Zotto staying in Philadelphia July 17, 2015
After a successful first season with the Philadelphia Flyers, Michael Del Zotto agreed to a new contract on Thursday, signing up with the club for a reported $7.75 million over two years. The 25-year-old defenseman had his best season since 2011-12, registering 32 points (10 goals, 22 assists) in just 64 games played.
For more on Del Zotto, keep reading the nhl.com story here.
Del Zotto named first star in Flyers’ win March 02, 2015
Defenseman Michael Del Zotto scored the winning goal last night, as the Philadelphia Flyers topped the New York Rangers by a score of 4-2. The 24-year-old D-man has turned out to be one of the best free agent acquisitions in 2014-15, providing the Flyers with a stabilizing force on the back end.
It has been a bounce back year for the North York, Ontario-native, who has put up similar numbers to his breakout season in 2011-12 where he registered 41 points in 77 games. In 51 games this year, he has scored 8 goals (including 4 game winners) and 17 assists. He has also been one of the more trusted defensemen on the Flyers blue line, logging an average of 21:16 per game.
For more on Del Zotto, keep reading the philly.com post here.
Del Zotto ready for new challenge August 06, 2014
After agreeing to a 1-year, $1.3 millon deal with the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, Michael Del Zotto is excited to start a new chapter in his career. The offensive-minded D-man is just a couple of years removed from a 10-goal, 41 point season with the New York Rangers, and sees the Flyers as a good fit for his puck-moving prowess. The 24-year-old played for the Nashville Predators last season, registering 16 point in 67 contests.
For more on the Del Zotto signing, keep reading the nhl.com story here.