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Greg Zanon
Greg Zanon
Defenseman
Number: 5
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 201
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 5, 1980
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)

- Leads the Avalanche with 122 blocked shots this season.
- Has blocked 1,277 shots in 492 career games (2.6 per contest).
- Led his respective team in blocked shots for five consecutive seasons from 2006-2011.
- Paced the Nashville Predators in blocked shots in 2006-07, ’07-08 and ’08-09 and led the Minnesota Wild in both 2009-10 and 2010-11.
- Had a season-high six blocks on Feb. 20 vs. St. Louis and again on March 6 at Chicago.
- Had an assist and was +1 in his Avalanche debut on Jan. 19 at Minnesota.
- Is the first player in Avalanche history to have his last name start with the letter 'Z'
- The only other franchise player with a last name that starts with 'Z' was Richard Zemlak, who played 20 games for the Nordiques in 1986-87.



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).

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