Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Michael Del Zotto
Michael Del Zotto was born on June 24, 1990 in Stouffville, Ontario. A standout for the Richmond Hill Stars and Markham Waxers of the OMHA, he joined the Ontario Hockey League's Oshawa Generals in 2006 where he continued to produce impressive offensive totals.

Selected 20th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers, he joined the Rangers to start the 2009-10 season, becoming the youngest Rangers defenseman (19) to make the opening night lineup. He would quickly prove he was a valuable addition the Rangers' blue line, reecording 12 points in his first 14 games and being named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for October.

After a strong first season Del Zotto was named to the 2010 NHL All-Rookie Team.

During the 2013-14 season, Del Zotto was traded after five years with the Rangers to the Nashville Predators for Kevin Klein. When his contract expired at the end of the season, Nashville did not give him a new one which made him a free agent.

On August 5, 2014, Del Zotto signed a one year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. In his first season with the Flyers, Del Zotta matched a career-high with 10 goals. He also added 22 assists for 32 points.

After three seasons with the Flyers, Del Zotto's time in Philadelphia would come to an end in the summer of 2017. He signed as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks.

On the international stage, Del Zotto represented Canada at the 2010 World Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2005-06 Markham Waxers Minor-ON 73 30 90 120 90
2006-07 Oshawa Generals OHL 64 10 47 57 78 -1 9 3 9 12 14
2007-08 Oshawa Generals OHL 64 16 47 63 82 +7 15 2 6 8 38
2008-09 Oshawa Generals OHL 34 7 26 33 48 -12
2008-09 London Knights OHL 28 6 24 30 30 +9 14 3 16 19 18
2009-10 New York Rangers NHL 80 9 28 37 32 -20
2009-10 Canada WC-A 5 0 0 0 0 +1
2010-11 New York Rangers NHL 47 2 9 11 20 -5
2010-11 Connecticut Whale AHL 11 0 7 7 8 0
2011-12 New York Rangers NHL 77 10 31 41 36 +20 20 2 8 10 12
2012-13 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss 9 2 5 7 10
2012-13 New York Rangers NHL 46 3 18 21 18 +6 12 1 1 2 8
2013-14 New York Rangers NHL 42 2 9 11 10 -5
2013-14 Nashville Predators NHL 25 1 4 5 8 -4
2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 64 10 22 32 34 -5
2015-16 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 52 4 9 13 16 -8
2016-17 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 51 6 12 18 28 -5
NHL Totals 484 47 142 189 202 32 3 9 12 20


NHL All-Rookie Team (2010) Signed as a free agent by Rapperswil (Swiss), October 31, 2012. Traded to Nashville by NY Rangers for Kevin Klein, January 22, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia August 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 1, 2017.
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