Rob Zamuner

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Rob Zamuner
Born (1969-09-17) September 17, 1969 (age 47)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ottawa Senators
Boston Bruins
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 45th overall, 1987
New York Rangers
Playing career 1991–2006

Robert F. Zamuner (born September 17, 1969) is a retired ice hockey forward, playing thirteen seasons in the NHL, most recently with the Boston Bruins.

Playing career[edit]

Zamuner played junior hockey for the Guelph Platers of the Ontario Hockey League and was drafted 45th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He played only briefly for New York, spending more time on their AHL affiliate in Binghamton.

In 1992 he signed as a free agent with the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning when the Rangers showed little interest in re-signing him. In Tampa he developed a reputation as a competent, hard working, defensive-minded forward, and was named team captain in 1998. The next year he was traded to the Ottawa Senators for Andreas Johansson and the right to sign General Manager Rick Dudley, who was still serving as GM of the Senators. He played in Ottawa for two seasons, playing regularly on the third line in a defensive role. In 2001, he moved on, signing as a free agent with the Boston Bruins.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Zamuner went to play with HC Basel in Switzerland. With his scoring deteriorating, no NHL team willing to sign him he stayed in Europe the next season, signing with Bolzano HC in Italy. On June 6, 2006, Zamuner signed to play the remainder of the 2006 season with the Brisbane Blue Tongues of the Australian Ice Hockey League, after which he retired.

Internationally, Zamuner played twice on Canada's world championship teams. Zamuner's defensive play, along with his exceptional face-off taking ability led to a surprise selection on Canada's 1998 Olympic men's hockey team.

Post-playing career[edit]

Zamuner is currently employed with the NHLPA as their Northeast Divisional Representative.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Guelph Platers OHL 62 6 15 21 8 5 0 5 5 2
1987–88 Guelph Platers OHL 58 20 41 61 18
1988–89 Guelph Platers OHL 66 46 65 111 38 7 5 5 10 9
1989–90 Flint Spirits IHL 77 44 35 79 32 4 1 0 1 6
1990–91 Binghamton Rangers AHL 80 25 58 83 50 9 7 6 13 35
1991–92 Binghamton Rangers AHL 61 19 53 72 42 11 8 9 17 8
1991–92 New York Rangers NHL 9 1 2 3 2
1992–93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 84 15 28 43 74
1993–94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 59 6 6 12 42
1994–95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 43 9 6 15 24
1995–96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 72 15 20 35 62 6 2 3 5 10
1996–97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 17 33 50 56
1997–98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 14 12 26 41
1998–99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 58 8 11 19 24
1999–00 Ottawa Senators NHL 57 9 12 21 32 6 2 0 2 2
2000–01 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 19 18 37 52 4 0 0 0 6
2001–02 Boston Bruins NHL 66 12 13 25 24 6 0 2 2 4
2002–03 Boston Bruins NHL 55 10 6 16 18 5 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 57 4 5 9 16 7 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Providence Bruins AHL 4 0 1 1 2
2004–05 EHC Basel NLB 40 10 24 34 91
2005–06 Bolzano HC Italy 17 8 10 18 6
2005–06 EHC Basel NLA 12 1 2 3 26 4 1 0 1 10
NHL Totals 798 139 172 311 467 34 4 5 9 26
OHL Totals 192 72 121 193 64 12 5 10 15 11

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Preceded by
Mikael Renberg
Tampa Bay Lightning captain
1998–99
Succeeded by
Bill Houlder