Zac Dalpe

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Zac Dalpe
Zac Dalpe Comets.jpg
Born (1989-11-01) November 1, 1989 (age 24)
Paris, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Draft 45th overall, 2008
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2010–present

Zac Dalpe (born November 1, 1989) is a Canadian centre who currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. Drafted 45th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2008, Dalpe played in the British Columbia Hockey League and Central Collegiate Hockey Association before turning professional. He was traded to the Canucks in September 2013 after playing three full seasons within the Hurricanes organization.

Playing career[edit]

Minor Hockey[edit]

Dalpe grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown of Paris, Ontario for the Paris Wolfpack of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA)'s Southern Counties League. He later played for the Brantford 99'ers AAA club in Western Ontario's Pavillion League. In 2004-05, Dalpe advanced to the AAA Minor Midget level for the 99'ers.

Listed in his Ontario Hockey League (OHL) draft year at just 5'5" and 115 lbs., Dalpe went unselected in the 2005 OHL Priority Selection and returned to play AAA Major Midget in 2005-06.

Junior and College[edit]

After playing Major Midget, Dalpe signed with the Stratford Cullitons Junior B club of the Midwestern Ontario Hockey League for 2006-07. The following year, Dalpe headed to Western Canada and signed with the British Columbia Hockey League's Penticton Vees Junior A club in 2007-08.

After that season, Dalpe was drafted in the 2nd round (26th overall) of the 2008 OHL Priority Draft by the Plymouth Whalers. That same year, he was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes (2nd round, 45th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Dalpe did not play for Plymouth or Carolina (Hurricanes/River Rats/Checkers) that year. Instead, he chose to accept an NCAA scholarship at Ohio State University for the 2008-09 campaign. He played for the Buckeyes for two seasons before making the jump to professional hockey.

Professional[edit]

Dalpe playing for the Charlotte Checkers

Dalpe played in his first NHL game on October 7, 2010, after impressing the Hurricanes during training camp and surviving several rounds of cuts.[2] Dalpe recorded an assist in the game for his first NHL point.[3] He scored his first NHL goal on January 1, 2011 against Johan Hedberg of the New Jersey Devils. Prior to the start of the 2013–14 season Dalpe, along with Jeremy Welsh, was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Kellan Tochkin and a fourth round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Brantford '99ers MHAO 67 24 18 42 12
2005–06 Brantford '99ers MHAO 39 33 40 73 36
2006–07 Stratford Cullitons GOJHL 48 26 40 66 62
2007–08 Penticton Vees BCHL 46 27 36 63 114
2008–09 Ohio State Buckeyes CCHA 37 13 12 25 25
2009–10 Ohio State Buckeyes CCHA 39 21 24 45 19
2009–10 Albany River Rats AHL 9 6 1 7 0 8 3 3 6 0
2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 15 3 1 4 0
2010–11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 61 23 34 57 21 16 6 7 13 6
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 16 1 2 3 4
2011–12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 56 18 13 31 17
2012–13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 54 21 21 42 12 5 0 0 0 4
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 10 1 2 3 0
2013–14 Vancouver Canucks NHL 55 4 3 7 6
2013–14 Utica Comets AHL 6 0 3 3 2
NHL totals 96 9 8 17 10

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2008-09
All-CCHA First Team 2009-10
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2009–10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zac Dalpe Stats". Elite Prospects. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  2. ^ Bellefeuille, Casandra. "Dalpe thrives at Hurricanes’ camp and inches closer to NHL dream". www.parisstaronline.com. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  3. ^ Ratcliff, Mark. "Cary-lina Hurricanes: Time to Lace ‘em Up!". carycitizen.com. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  4. ^ "Canucks acquire Zac Dalpe, Jeremy Welsh from Hurricanes". CBC. 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 

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