Matt Zaba

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Matt Zaba
Matt Zaba 2013-11-03 crop.jpg
Born (1983-07-14) July 14, 1983 (age 33)
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for New York Rangers
HC Bolzano
Vienna Capitals
NHL Draft 231st overall, 2003
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2007–2015

Matthew Darrell Zaba (born July 14, 1983) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who last played for the Vienna Capitals of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Zaba was originally selected 231st overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings.

Zaba played for New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. He made his NHL debut in the 2009–10 season on January 23, 2010, replacing Henrik Lundqvist in a game against the Montreal Canadiens.[1]

Unable to earn a new contract with the Rangers, Zaba left as a free agent to Europe, ending up in the Italian Serie A with HC Bolzano.[2]

After two successful seasons with the Foxes, Zaba moved to the Neighbouring EBEL, signing a contract with the Vienna Capitals on May 8, 2012.[3]

After three seasons with the Vienna Capitals, Zaba retired from professional hockey to take up a Goaltending coach position with the under-18 side the Colorado Rampage on July 25, 2015.[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2003–04


  1. ^ "Zaba Makes Rangers Debut". OurSportsCentral. 2010-01-24. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Hockey: Canadian Matt Zaba to backstop HC Bolzano" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2010-11-05. 
  3. ^ "Matt Zaba new goalies for the Vienna Capitals" (in German). Vienna Capitals. 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  4. ^ Colorado Rampage (2015-07-25). "Rampage announce Zaba as Coach". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 

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