Zack Stortini

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Zack Stortini
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Born (1985-09-11) September 11, 1985 (age 28)
Elliot Lake, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Philadelphia Flyers
Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)
Edmonton Oilers
Nashville Predators
NHL Draft 94th overall, 2003
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2005–present

Zachery Stortini (born September 11, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He is currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Stortini was chosen in the 3rd round, 94th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He plays a physical game and is known as an enforcer.

Playing career[edit]

He is the former captain of the Sudbury Wolves, where he spent his entire Ontario Hockey League (OHL) career.

He made his first NHL appearance on January 20, 2007, against the Calgary Flames. Stortini was a -1 and received a 10 minute misconduct penalty in the third period of his first game. Stortini was leading the American Hockey League (AHL) in penalty minutes at the time of his call up. He was brought up to add some toughness to the Oilers after they had been banged around in the previous few games. The Oilers also wanted a "heavyweight" in their line up to go against Calgary Flames tough-guy Eric Godard. He was sent back to the Hamilton Bulldogs after the game, but later was recalled. Stortini appeared in 29 regular season games for the Oilers during the 2006–2007 season. He went on to win the Calder Cup that season as a member of the Bulldogs.

Stortini scored his first NHL goal against the Vancouver Canucks on February 6, 2007 during the second period against goaltender Roberto Luongo.

Stortini scored the first goal in Iowa Stars (AHL) franchise history.

He recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 9, 2009.[1]

Stortini was placed on waivers by the Oilers on February 1, 2011, and subsequently cleared them on February 2, 2011. As a result, he was assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons in the AHL.

He signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators on July 5, 2011.[2] Shortly after the beginning of the 2011–12 season, Stortini was placed on waivers by the Predators on October 11, before he was reassigned to AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.

With limited NHL interest, Stortini signed a one-year deal as a free agent to return for a second tenure with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL on September 21, 2012.[3]

On July 7, 2013, Stortini regained NHL interest and was signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks.[4]

On July 2, 2014, Stortini signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Newmarket Hurricanes OPJHL 34 3 10 13 68
2001–02 Sudbury Wolves OHL 65 8 6 14 187 5 1 0 1 24
2002–03 Sudbury Wolves OHL 62 13 16 29 222
2003–04 Sudbury Wolves OHL 62 21 16 37 151 7 1 1 2 14
2003–04 Toronto Roadrunners AHL 2 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 4
2004–05 Sudbury Wolves OHL 58 13 27 40 186 12 2 5 7 27
2005–06 Iowa Stars AHL 27 2 1 3 108
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 37 0 7 7 153 17 2 0 2 19
2006–07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 47 9 6 15 195 22 3 0 3 56
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 29 1 0 1 105
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 4 3 2 5 21
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 66 3 9 12 201
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 52 6 5 11 181
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 77 4 9 13 155
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 32 0 4 4 76
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 29 1 2 3 53 5 1 0 1 6
2011–12 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 0 0 7
2011–12 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 74 9 6 15 146 3 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 73 2 4 6 241
2013–14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 73 4 5 9 299 9 0 2 2 4
NHL totals 257 14 27 41 725

Personal[edit]

His sister, Samantha Stortini played for the Brown Bears women's ice hockey program from 2007 to 2011.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zack Stortini has goal and two fights, Oilers beat Lightning 3-2". NHL.com. 2009-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Predators sign F Stortini". The Sports Network. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bulldogs sign Zach Stortini to AHL contract". Hamilton Bulldogs. 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Ducks sign Zach Stortini and Nolan Yonkman". thehockeyhouse.net. 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Flyers agree to terms with Zack Stortini". Philadelphia Flyers. July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Samantha Stortini profile". Brown Bears Athletics. 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 

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