Steven Zalewski

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Steven Zalewski
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Born (1986-08-20) August 20, 1986 (age 28)
Utica, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
SM-liiga team
Former teams
Ilves
San Jose Sharks
New Jersey Devils
Lukko
NHL Draft 153rd overall, 2004
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2008–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

Zalewski was traded along with Jay Leach to the New Jersey Devils for Patrick Davis and Mike Swift.[2] 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.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Clarkson University ECAC 39 12 7 19 60
2005–06 Clarkson University ECAC 35 9 13 22 50
2006–07 Clarkson University ECAC 39 16 18 34 44
2007–08 Clarkson University ECAC 38 21 12 33 34
2007–08 Worcester Sharks AHL 7 2 4 6 0
2008–09 Worcester Sharks AHL 75 13 26 39 26 12 0 1 1 6
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 78 22 40 62 20 11 1 5 6 4
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 50 4 17 21 14
2010–11 Albany Devils AHL 31 11 12 23 14
2011–12 Albany Devils AHL 69 19 22 41 48
2011–12 New Jersey Devils NHL 7 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL 73 11 30 41 52
NHL totals 10 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
ECAC First All-Star Team 2008 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zalewski To Play First Game". San Jose Sharks. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Sharks, Devils deal minor-leaguersd". Boston Globe. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Steven Zalewski locked in - team complete". Lukko Rauma. 2013-07-18. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Player Bio - Steven Zalewski". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 

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