Zach Redmond

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Zach Redmond
Zach Redmond - Colorado Avalanche (2).jpg
Redmond in November 2014
Born (1988-07-26) July 26, 1988 (age 26)
Houston, TX, USA[1]
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Colorado Avalanche
Winnipeg Jets
National team  United States
NHL Draft 184th overall, 2008
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2011–present

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

Early life[edit]

Redmond was born in Houston, Texas, but grew up in Traverse City, Michigan. He was born a triplet, along with brother Alex and sister Meaghan. At the age of 15, Redmond suffered a transient ischemic attack stroke; as a result, he was forced to relearn how to walk and talk, but later returned to continue his junior hockey career.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Following his collegiate career with Ferris State University, Redmond was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Atlanta Thrashers on April 6, 2011. Following the Thrashers' reloctation, his NHL rights were then transferred to the Winnipeg Jets.[3]

Redmond scored his first career NHL goal, a short-handed marker, on February 7, 2013, against James Reimer of the Toronto Maple Leafs.[4] On 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.[5] He was expected to miss the remainder of the 2012–13 season. On April 4, however, 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."[6] He was expected to be ready for training camp in September 2013 and did not rule out the possibility of an earlier return if the Jets were to enjoy a deep 2013 Stanley Cup playoff run.[7]

Redmond marked his return to hockey in the following 2013–14 season, with the Jets' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the St. John's IceCaps. After two games with the IceCaps, he was then recalled to Winnipeg on November 3, 2013.[8] By season's end, Redmond was recalled four times by the Jets, appearing in only ten games with three 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, he was subsequently signed to a two-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche.[9] Redmond made the Avalanche roster to begin the 2014–15 season and later made his Avalanche debut, recording an assist in a 7–3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on October 24, 2014.[10] He scored his first Avalanche goal in his fifth game with the team in a 4–3 defeat to the Philadelphia Flyers on November 9, 2014.[11] Redmond further cemented a position on the blueline when he scored a career-high two goals, including the game-winner, in the final minutes against the Carolina Hurricanes on November 22.[12] In his first full season in the NHL, Redmond finished third amongst Avalanche defenseman in scoring, with five goals and 20 points in 59 games.

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Czech Republic

At the conclusion of his first season with the Avalanche, Redmond was selected to represent the United States for the first time at the international stage in the 2015 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.[13][14] He made his debut for Team USA in a 4-2 round robin win against Russia on May 4, 2015.[15] Redmond would finish the Tournament with 1 assist in 5 games, to help claim a Bronze medal agains host country the Czech Republic on May 17, 2015.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Redmond in 2012.

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

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
2014–15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 59 5 15 20 24
NHL totals 77 7 20 27 36

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 United States WC 3rd 5 0 1 1 2
Senior totals 5 0 1 1 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL
Curt Hammer Award 2007
Clark Cup Champion 2007
College
All-CCHA Second Team 2009–10 [17]
All-CCHA First Team 2010–11 [18]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2010–11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zach Redmond Winnipeg Jets - 2012-2013 Stats - Winnipeg Jets - Team". NHL. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Colorado's Zach Redmond has overcome stroke, severed artery". Denver Post. 2014-11-02. Retrieved 2014-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Hockey's Future - Zach Redmond". Hockey's Future. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Kessel's goal lifts Leafs to 3-2 win in Winnipeg". National Hockey League. 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  5. ^ Brigidi, Matt (February 21, 2013). "Zach Redmond injury: Jets defenseman reportedly cut by skate blade". SBnation.com. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Lawless, Gary (April 5, 2013). "Updated: A 'miracle' Redmond back on ice: doctors". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Redmond prognosis announced". Winnipeg Jets. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  8. ^ "Jets recall Zach Redmond". Winnipeg Jets. 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  9. ^ "Avalanche signs four players". Colorado Avalanche. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  10. ^ "Avalanche offense roll over Canucks for Varlamov". National Hockey League. 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  11. ^ "Flyers hang on to top Avalanche". National Hockey League. 2014-11-09. Retrieved 2014-11-09. 
  12. ^ "Pickard gets 1st NHL win, Avalanche top Hurricanes". National Hockey League. 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  13. ^ "Former Bulldog Redmond to play at 2015 Championships". Ferris State Bulldogs. 2015-05-01. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  14. ^ "WC roster updates". USA Hockey. 2015-05-01. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  15. ^ "United States remain top of group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2015-05-04. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  16. ^ "USA bringing bronze home". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2015-05-17. Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  17. ^ "Miami, Ferris State lead CCHA". collegehockeynews.com. 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  18. ^ "College notes: Ferris State Hockey". mlive.com. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 

External links[edit]