September 1, 1987 |
Toronto, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
Prior to turning professional, Zolnierczyk attended Brown University where he played four seasons with the Brown Bears men's ice hockey team which competes in NCAA's Division I in the ECAC Hockey conference.
In his senior season with Brown, Zolnierczyk was named team captain, replacing graduating captain Aaron Volpatti. After scoring 31 points, including a career-high sixteen goals, Zolnierczyk was named Ivy League Player of the Year.
On March 8, 2011, Zolnierczyk signed a one-year, $900,000 entry level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers to take effect at the outset of the 2011–12 NHL season. Less than a week later, he signed an amateur tryout contract with the Flyers' AHL affliliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. In sixteen games with the Phantoms, Zolnierczyk finished the 2010–11 AHL season with three goals, two assists, and 37 penalty minutes.
After being cut by the Flyers on October 4, 2011 following his first NHL training camp and pre-season, Zolnierczyk was assigned to the Phantoms to begin his first full professional ice hockey season. On October 18, 2011, the Flyers re-called Zolnierczyk to replace injured Flyers forward Andreas Nödl in their game that night versus the Ottawa Senators. In the first game of his NHL career, Zolnierczyk scored his first NHL goal with 45 seconds remaining in the third period against Senators' goaltender Craig Anderson. The following day, Zolnierczyk was returned to the Phantoms. On March 3, 2013, the NHL suspended Zolnierczyk for four games for charging Mike Lundin of the Ottawa Senators
On June 24, 2013, the Anaheim Ducks traded Zolnierczyk to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenceman Alex Grant. On July 12, 2013, Pittsburgh signed him to a one-year, two-way contract, worth $550,000.
On February 14, 2007, Zolnierczyk was arrested and interviewed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for his role in the production and distribution of a pornographic video involving an underage girl. While Zolnierczyk's then Alberni Valley Bulldogs teammate Brad Harding engaged in consensual sex with the underage girl at the home of Harding's billet family in November 2006, Harding's computer webcam transmitted the images to Zolnierczyk who saved and distributed the video to teammates. After showing the video to friends of the victim, RCMP was alerted and with Harding already being interviewed by police, Zolnierczyk was arrested. After pleading guilty to two counts of electronic voyeurism, Zolnierczyk was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge on June 6, 2008. Following the completion of his three-year sentence, Zolnierczyk was left with no permanent criminal record.
Regular season and playoffs
|2005–06||Alberni Valley Bulldogs||BCHL||53||9||13||22||40||6||1||3||4||10|
|2006–07||Alberni Valley Bulldogs||BCHL||47||20||18||38||85||5||3||2||5||10|
Awards and achievements
|ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team||2009|
|Ivy League Player of the Year||2011|
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- McCoy, Ethan (2011-03-04). "Zolnierczyk ’11 named men's hockey Ivy League Player of the Year". The Brown Daily Herald. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- "Around the NHL: Flyers sign Brown captain". Fox News Channel. 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
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- "Zolnierczyk Signs ATO with Phantoms". Adirondack Phantoms. 2011-03-14. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Carchidi, Sam (2011-10-05). "Flyers send Schenn to minors, waive role players". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Panaccio, Tim (2011-10-18). "Flyers' call up Zolnierczyk to debut; Bob to start". Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Nicks, Erin (2011-10-18). "Flyers rout struggling Senators 7-2". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- "Flyers call up Schenn, demote Zolnierczyk and Rinaldo". The Sports Network. 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Anthony SanFilippo (April 1, 2013). "Harry Z traded for Rosehill". Philadelphia Flyers. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
- "Former Bulldog is sentenced on porn charges". Alberni Valley Times. 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2011-10-19.