July 14, 1983 |
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||231st overall, 2003
Los Angeles Kings
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.
After two successful seasons with the Foxes, Zaba moved to the Neighbouring EBEL, signing a contract with the Vienna Capitals on May 8, 2012.
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.
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Rookie Team||2003–04|
- "Zaba Makes Rangers Debut". OurSportsCentral. 2010-01-24. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- "Hockey: Canadian Matt Zaba to backstop HC Bolzano" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2010-11-05.
- "Matt Zaba new goalies for the Vienna Capitals" (in German). Vienna Capitals. 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-08.
- Colorado Rampage (2015-07-25). "Rampage announce Zaba as Coach". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-07-25.