August 20, 1986 |
Utica, NY, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
New Jersey Devils
|NHL Draft||153rd overall, 2004
San Jose Sharks
Steven "Steve" Zalewski (born August 20, 1986) is an American ice hockey center for Ilves Tampere of the Finnish SM-liiga (SM-l). He was drafted by the Sharks 153rd overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks.
Zalewski played high school hockey for the NYS Section III Division 2, New Hartford Spartans and was named NYS Player of the year in 2002. Zalewski played college hockey for four years at Clarkson University, scoring 108 points in 151 games. Following a brief stint with the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League at the end of the 2007–08 season, Zalewski played 75 games for the team in 2008–09. He collected 13 goals and 26 assists in his first season of professional play. After scoring a goal in three games at the beginning of the 2009–10 AHL season, Zalewski made his NHL debut with the San Jose Sharks on October 12, 2009 against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Zalewski was traded along with Jay Leach to the New Jersey Devils for Patrick Davis and Mike Swift. During the 2011–12 season, Zalewski was recalled from AHL affiliate, the Albany Devils, and appeared in 7 games for New Jersey.
On July 18, 2013, Zalewski signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with Finnish club, Lukko Rauma of the SM-liiga.
|2009–10||San Jose Sharks||NHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||New Jersey Devils||NHL||7||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|ECAC First All-Star Team||2008|||
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- "Sharks, Devils deal minor-leaguersd". Boston Globe. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
- "Steven Zalewski locked in - team complete". Lukko Rauma. 2013-07-18. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
- "Player Bio - Steven Zalewski". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2009-10-13.