Zach Redmond

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Zach Redmond
Zach Redmond - Colorado Avalanche (2).jpg
Redmond in November 2014.
Born (1988-07-26) July 26, 1988 (age 26)[1]
Houston, TX, USA[1]
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Colorado Avalanche
Winnipeg Jets
NHL Draft 184th overall, 2008
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2011–present

Zachary Thomas Redmond (born July 26, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 7th round (184th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Redmond was born in Houston, Texas, but grew up in Traverse City, Michigan.

Following his collegiate career with Ferris State University, Redmond was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Thrashers on April 6, 2011. Following the Thrashers' reloctation, his NHL rights were then transferred to the Winnipeg Jets.[2]

Redmond scored his first NHL goal, a short-handed marker, on February 7, 2013, against James Reimer of the Toronto Maple Leafs.[3] On Thursday, February 21, 2013, Redmond was rushed to a hospital in the Raleigh, North Carolina area to repair a laceration to his right femoral artery and vein in his mid-thigh region, after he was seriously cut by a teammate's skate.[4] He was expected to miss the remainder of the 2012–13 season. On April 4, 2013, Redmond resumed skating with his teammates and revealed that his recovery was well ahead of schedule, with doctors and trainers describing the pace of his recovery as "miraculous."[5] He expected to be ready for training camp in September 2013 and didn't rule out the possibility of an earlier return if the Jets were to enjoy a deep 2013 playoff run.[6]

Redmond marked his return to hockey in the following 2013–14 season, with AHL affiliate, the St. John's IceCaps. After two games with the IceCaps he was recalled to Winnipeg on November 3, 2013.[7] By season's end, Redmond was recalled four times by the Jets, to appear in only 10 games with 3 points. Having played primarily in the AHL, he was instrumental in helping St. John's reach their first Calder Cup Finals.

Falling short of the NHL games-played requirement throughout his entry-level contract, partly due to the serious leg injury he sustained the previous season, Redmond attained free-agent status. On July 1, 2014, Redmond was signed to a two-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Redmond in 2012.
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 48 4 7 11 57 11 1 2 3 4
2006–07 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 60 8 31 39 37 8 3 7 10 8
2007–08 Ferris State University CCHA 37 6 13 19 33
2008–09 Ferris State University CCHA 38 3 21 24 48
2009–10 Ferris State University CCHA 40 6 21 27 20
2010–11 Ferris State University CCHA 26 7 13 20 20
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 3 0 0 0 4
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 72 8 23 31 33 10 1 2 3 10
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 38 8 11 19 34
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 8 1 3 4 12
2013–14 St. John's IceCaps AHL 40 6 18 24 26 21 2 12 14 16
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 10 1 2 3 0
NHL totals 18 2 5 7 12

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL
Curt Hammer Award 2007
Clark Cup Champion 2007
College
All-CCHA Second Team 2009–10 [9]
All-CCHA First Team 2010–11 [10]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2010–11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zach Redmond Winnipeg Jets - 2012-2013 Stats - Winnipeg Jets - Team". NHL. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Hockey's Future - Zach Redmond". Hockey's Future. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Kessel's goal lifts Leafs to 3-2 win in Winnipeg". National Hockey League. 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  4. ^ Brigidi, Matt (February 21, 2013). "Zach Redmond injury: Jets defenseman reportedly cut by skate blade". SBnation.com. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lawless, Gary (April 5, 2013). "Updated: A 'miracle' Redmond back on ice: doctors". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Redmond prognosis announced". Winnipeg Jets. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  7. ^ "Jets recall Zach Redmond". Winnipeg Jets. 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  8. ^ "Avalanche signs four players". Colorado Avalanche. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  9. ^ "Miami, Ferris State lead CCHA". collegehockeynews.com. 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  10. ^ "College notes: Ferris State Hockey". mlive.com. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 

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