Zach Tarkir

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Zach Tarkir
Born (1984-06-28) June 28, 1984 (age 30)
Fresno, CA, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
Swe.1 team
Former teams
Troja-Ljungby
Lowell Devils
Portland Pirates
Lake Erie Monsters
Springfield Falcons
Norfolk Admirals
Odense Bulldogs
NHL Draft 167th overall, 2003
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2007–present

Zach Tarkir (born June 28, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey defender, currently playing for IF Troja/Ljungby of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan.

Playing career[edit]

After being drafted by the New Jersey Devils 167th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Tarkir went on the play four seasons with Northern Michigan University, posting 49 points and 194 penalty minutes in 151 games. He made his professional debut with the Lowell Devils of the AHL, playing 2 games during the remainder of the 2006–07 season. He then played 11 more games in the AHL the following season, before being sent down to the Trenton Devils of the ECHL for the rest of the 2007–08 season.

He played the 2008–09 season split between two teams, the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, and the Portland Pirates of the AHL. The next season was split among four teams, the Stingrays, the Lake Erie Monsters, the Springfield Falcons, and the Norfolk Admirals.

On June 8, 2010, Tarkir left and signed a one-year contract in Europe for the 2010–11 season, with German team the Hannover Indians of the 2nd. Bundesliga.[1]

After returning to the South Carolina Stingrays for the 2011–12 season, scoring 34 points in 70 games, Tarkir again left for Europe signing a one-year contract with the Odense Bulldogs of the AL-Bank Ligaen on June 27, 2012.[2] Tarkir captained the Bulldogs to a Semi-final loss in the Ligaen for the 2012–13 season, providing 21 points in 40 games from the blueline.

On April 9, 2013, Tarkir opted to leave Denmark and signed a new one-year contract with Troja-Ljungby of the Swedish second tier, HockeyAllsvenskan.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Billings Bulls AWHL 8 0 2 2 2
2001–02 Great Falls Americans AWHL 16 3 3 6 16
2003–04 Northern Michigan University CCHA 36 2 3 5 40
2004–05 Northern Michigan University CCHA 35 2 8 10 51
2005–06 Northern Michigan University CCHA 39 3 11 14 57
2006–07 Northern Michigan University CCHA 41 7 13 20 46
2006–07 Lowell Devils AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Lowell Devils AHL 11 0 5 5 2
2007–08 Trenton Devils ECHL 49 1 14 15 32
2008–09 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 24 1 7 8 29 23 5 10 15 24
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 32 3 4 7 20
2009–10 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 30 4 13 17 30
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 5 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Springfield Falcons AHL 7 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 26 0 6 6 8
2010–11 Hannover Indians 2.GBun 44 5 17 22 121 1 0 0 0 14
2011–12 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 70 10 24 34 47 8 1 2 3 4
2012–13 Odense Bulldogs DEN 40 5 16 21 46 14 1 6 7 47
2013–14 Troja-Ljungby Swe.1 47 8 8 16 32
AHL totals 83 3 16 19 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "An American to the Indians" (in German). Hannover Indians. 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Tarkir signs for Bulldogs". Odense IK. 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  3. ^ "Three new players confirmed!" (in Swedish). IF Troja/Ljungby. 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 

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