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Greg Zanon
Greg Zanon
Defenseman
Number: 5
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 201
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 5, 1980  (Age 34)
Birthplace: Burnaby, BC, Canada
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Acquired: Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 1, 2009.
Drafted: OTT / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (156th overall)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Has appeared in 393 games in six seasons with Nashville and Minnesota, registering 48 points (9-34=48), along with 184 PIM…Has ranked in the top 10 of NHL players in blocked shots in each of the last five seasons.

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS
Ranked second in NHL with 212 blocked shots (second highest total of career)...Tied for second on club in hits (169) and third in TOI/game (21:32)...Hit total ranked 20th among NHL defensemen…Set new career-high in PIM(48)…Collected seven assists and was one of three players to appear in every game (Brunette, Nystrom)...Set career-high with +4 rating vs. DAL (4/10)...Blocked 1,000th career shot vs. STL (3/26)...Recorded season-high five shots and added four hits and five blocked shots vs. CBJ (3/19)...Registered season-high six hits and five blocked shots at CHI (2/16)...Had six blocked shots and four hits vs. STL (2/11)...Blocked season-high seven shots vs. LA (2/1)...Notched assist and tied career-high with +3 rating at CGY(1/19)...Logged season-high 25:30 in ice time at TB (11/14).

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS
Established new career highs in assists (13), points (15) and shots (59) while playing 81 games in first season with Wild…Ranked tied for second on Wild in TOI (22:22)… Led team and ranked fourth in NHL with 196 blocked shots…Was second on Wild and T-31st in NHL with 183 hits…Skated in 300th career NHL contest at NSH (3/18)…Registered assist for career-high 12th point of season (2-10=12) vs. STL (3/15)…Logged career-high 30:19 of ice time vs. FLA (3/9)…Tied career-high +3 rating vs VAN (1/13)… Notched career-high two assists and added six hits, four blocked shots and four shots vs. COL (11/27)…Tallied first goal of season at TOR (11/10) along with three hits and four blocked shots…Recorded seven blocked shots at CHI (10/26)…Notched assist and six blocked shots vs. CAR (10/24)…Missed game at CBJ (3/19) with ankle injury snapping streak of 172 consecutive games played.

2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS
Skated in all 82 games for Nashville, recording 11 points (4-7=11)… Ranked third in the NHL with 237 blocked shots…Netted first career two-point game (1-1=2) vs. PIT (1/8)…Scored his first career GWG vs. SJ (3/26)…Recorded a point in consecutive games twice (1-1=2, 12/26-12/28; 2-1=3, 1/8-1/10).

2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS
Led the Predators and ranked seventh in the NHL with 176 blocked shots…Ranked second on the team with 160 hits…One of just three NHLers (along with Montreal’s Mike Komisarek and Phoenix’s Keith Ballard) to finish the season with at least 160 hits and 160 blocked shots…Led his team and ranked 13th in the league in average shorthanded TOI (4:11)…Had the fewest PIM of any Nashville skater who played at least 60 games (24)…Appeared in all six of the team’s playoff games…Notched assists in two of Nashville’s first three games vs. DET…Paced the club in plus/minus rating (+2) and tied for the club lead in blocked shots (12)...Led Nashville defensemen in average shorthanded time on ice (3:40).

2006-07 HIGHLIGHTS
Led the Predators and ranked eighth in the NHL with 189 blocked shots… Ranked third on the team in hits (91)…Ranked second on the team in shorthanded TOI per game (4:09)…Assisted on the overtime game-winner vs. ANA (1/9)…Appeared in two games with Milwaukee (AHL) on a conditioning assignment (11/9-11/11) and posted two assists… Missed 10 games due to injury…Made his NHL playoff debut vs. SJ (4/11)… Appeared in all five of Nashville’s playoff games…Led Nashville penalty-killers in shorthanded TOI per game (6:40)…Tied for third on the club with two assists.

2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS
Totaled two points (0-2=2) in four NHL games…Played his first NHL game vs. MIN (12/1) and registered his first career NHL point with an assist in the game…Recorded 35 points (8-27=35) in 71 games with Milwaukee (AHL)…Led the Admirals with a +17 rating in the regular season…Notched eight points (1-7=8) in 21 playoff games… Captained Milwaukee to the Calder Cup Finals… Tied for the team lead and tied for fifth in the AHL with a +11 rating in the playoffs.

2004-05 HIGHLIGHTS
One of three players to play in all 80 games for Milwaukee...Tallied 19 points (2-17=19).

2004-05 HIGHLIGHTS
Posted 16 points (4-12=16) and a +30 rating to lead all AHL rookies in first professional season with Milwaukee... Led the AHL playoffs with a +10 rating...Helped Milwaukee to the Calder Cup championship.

2002-03 HIGHLIGHTS
Totaled 25 points (6-19=25) in 32 games during senior season at Nebraska-Omaha.

2001-02 HIGHLIGHTS
Played in 41 games with Nebraska Omaha and posted 25 points (9-16=25)...Was named a CCHA Second-Team All-Star in 2002 and a NCAA West Second-Team All-American.

2000-01 HIGHLIGHTS
Piled up 28 points on 12 goals and 16 assists during sophomore campaign with the Mavericks...Was named an NCAA West Second-Team All-American...Was named a CCHA First-Team All-Star in and named the CCHA’s Best Offensive Defenseman.

1999-2000 HIGHLIGHTS
Registered 29 points on three goals and 26 assists during freshman season at Nebraska-Omaha.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 1, 2009; Signed by Nashville as a free agent, July 9, 2004; Selected by Ottawa in the sixth round (156th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

PERSONAL
Greg Zanon and his wife, Jen, reside in Langley, B.C. during the offseason with their daughters, Rylynn and Alayna, son, Austin and dog, Chasie…Nickname is “Zooch”…Enjoys playing with his kids, playing Call of Duty, golfing and fishing when he’s not at the rink…First job was working in sheet metal for his dad…Lists skating outdoors in the winter with his daughters as his favorite part of Minnesota…Listens to “a little bit of everything” before games, including country, hip hop, rock, rap and classical music…Lists sushi as his favorite meal…Favorite movie is The Hangover…Favorite television show is “Entourage”…Lists golf as his favorite non-hockey sport…Is active in March of Dimes.

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