Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Zanier
Mike Zanier was born August 8, 1962 in Trail, British Columbia. Before signing as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers in 1983, he spent four years in the Western Hockey League playing for six different teams (New Westminster, Spokane, Billings, Medicine Hat, Calgary, and Trail). After beginning his professional career with the Moncton Alpines of the AHL in 1983-84, Zanier made his NHL debut the following season appearing in three games with the Oilers while still spending the most part of the season in the AHL with the Nova Scotia Oilers.

Zanier spent the 1985-86 season in the IHL with the Indianapolis Checkers before spending the next five years playing in Austria and Italy. A two-time silver medallist for Italy at the 1989 and 1991 World Championship B Pool and a member of their 1992 Olympic Team that finished 8th in Albertville, Zanier spent the following years in Germany, England, and Sweden.

A one year return to North America with the Dallas Freeze of the Central Hockey League in 1992-93, Zanier finished third amongst goaltenders in the CHL and earned player of the week honours for the month of January during that same season.

Following the 1999-2000 season, he had played in three NHL games, earning one win, one loss, and one tie and a career goals against average of 3.89.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1979-80 Abbotsford Flyers BCJHL
1979-80 New Westminster Bruins WHL 1 0 0 0 0 9.00
1980-81 New Westminster Bruins WHL 49 11 27 1 0 6.62
1981-82 Spokane Flyers WHL 9 1 7 0 0 6.93
1981-82 Billings Bighorns WHL 11 1 8 0 0 7.76
1981-82 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 13 3 8 0 0 6.77
1981-82 Calgary Wranglers WHL 11 5 5 0 1 3.19 1 0 0 0 0 2.40
1982-83 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 30 0 4.01
1983-84 Moncton Alpines AHL 31 11 15 1 0 3.30
1984-85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 1 1 1 0 3.89
1984-85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 44 20 17 5 1 3.45
1985-86 Indianapolis Checkers IHL 47 21 10 0 0 3.32 2 1 1 0 0 4.50
1986-87 Salzburger EC Austria
1986-87 Indianapolis Checkers IHL 14 6 8 0 0 4.46 6 2 4 0 0 3.51
1987-88 HC Bolzano Italy
1988-89 HC Bolzano Italy 32 2 3.56
1988-89 Italy WC-B 2 2 0 0 0 2.00
1989-90 HC Asiago Italy
1990-91 HC Milano Saima Italy 45 1 3.78
1990-91 Italy WC-B 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1991-92 HC Milano Alpenliga 24 0 3.43
1991-92 HC Milano Saima Italy 11 1 3.49
1991-92 Italy Olympics 3 5.42
1992-93 Dallas Freeze CHL 40 24 14 2 1 3.78 7 2 4 0 0 4.67
1993-94 HC Milano Alpenliga 27 0 3.47
1993-94 SG Milano Saima Italy 20 0 3.82
1994-95 SG Milano Saima Italy 31 0 3.69
1995-96 HC Milano Italy 25 2 3.17
1996-97 HC Milano Alpenliga 28 1 3.64
1996-97 HC Milano EuroHL 6 0 8.48
1996-97 HC Milano 24 Italy 16 0 2.98
1997-98 EC Hannover Turtles German-2 30 0 3.27
1998-99 Nottingham Panthers BH-Cup 4 2 1 1 1 1.75
1998-99 Nottingham Panthers Britain 20 1 3.52 2 0 4.50
1999-00 Olafstroms IK Sweden-3 31 1 3.19
NHL Totals 3 1 1 1 0 3.89


Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, October 4, 1983.
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