Dwayne Zinger

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Dwayne Zinger
Born (1976-07-05) July 5, 1976 (age 40)
Coronation, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Washington Capitals
Odense Bulldogs
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2010

Dwayne Zinger (born July 5, 1976 in Coronation, Alberta), is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played briefly in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Washington Capitals.

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Zinger was signed by the Detroit Red Wings as a free agent in 2000 after graduating from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He played eight seasons in the American Hockey League between 2000 and 2008, and played seven National Hockey League games with the Washington Capitals in 2003–04 NHL season, recording one assist. He played the 2008–09 season with the Odense Bulldogs of the Danish Elite League.[1] On September 14, 2009, Zinger returned to North America and signed a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL for the 2009–10 season.[2]

Aftet the conclusion of his playing career, Zinger was named the head coach of the Queen City Storm of the then All American Hockey League on September 27, 2010.[3] Upon the club suspending operations and the League going defunt, Zinger later accepted a position for two seasons as an assistant coach with the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 University of Alaska Fairbanks CCHA 32 1 5 6 45
1997–98 University of Alaska Fairbanks CCHA 32 1 3 4 91
1998–99 University of Alaska Fairbanks CCHA 33 4 14 18 42
1999–00 University of Alaska Fairbanks CCHA 34 10 4 14 36
1999–00 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 14 0 2 2 33
2000–01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 68 6 9 15 120 4 1 1 2 2
2001–02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 67 6 13 19 156 3 0 1 1 2
2002–03 Portland Pirates AHL 65 1 7 8 67 3 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Portland Pirates AHL 68 6 10 16 49 7 0 0 0 16
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 7 0 1 1 9
2004–05 Portland Pirates AHL 58 0 4 4 118
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 30 0 0 0 74
2005–06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 35 1 2 3 68
2006–07 Providence Bruins AHL 78 3 15 18 100 12 1 1 2 13
2007–08 Providence Bruins AHL 53 0 8 8 83 6 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Odense Bulldogs DEN 35 2 9 11 52 7 1 1 2 2
2009–10 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 37 3 5 8 41
AHL totals 536 23 70 93 868 35 2 3 5 35
NHL totals 7 0 1 1 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dwayne Zinger player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  2. ^ "Cyclones, Zinger agree to terms". ECHL. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2010-07-26. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Storm Act Early, Hire New Head Coach Zinger". Queen City Storm. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 

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