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|Michael Del Zotto|
| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
195 lb (89 kg)
|NHL Team||New York Rangers|
|Born|| June 24 1990,|
Stouffville, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 20th overall, 2008|
New York Rangers
|Pro Career||2009 – present|
Del Zotto began his hockey career with the Stouffville Clippers A of the Whitchurch-Stouffville Minor Hockey Association (WSMHA). He then played for the Richmond Hill Stars and the Markham Waxers in the OMHA's Eastern AAA League. (OMHA).
In his second season with Oshawa, Del Zotto’s 63 points ranked him third among defencemen in the OHL. He made his second OHL playoff appearance when the Oshawa Generals got to the third round in the 2008 OHL playoffs. Del Zotto was chosen for the 2008 CHL Top Prospects Game.
On January 8, 2009, Del Zotto was part of a trade that would send him, along with teammates John Tavares and Daryl Borden, to the London Knights for prospects Christian Thomas, Scott Valentine, Michael Zador and six draft picks.
On October 2, 2009, Del Zotto made his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins. At age 19, he became the youngest defenceman in Rangers history to play on an opening night. Del Zotto scored his first NHL goal the next day, against Pascal Leclaire of the Ottawa Senators, in the Rangers’ home opener. Del Zotto proved he was an asset to the team and as a result played on average 20-25 minuets of playing time a game.
Del Zotto was awarded the NHL's Rookie of The Month for October, 2009 after posting 12 points in his first 14 professional games.
After his first year in the league, Del Zotto was named to the 2010 NHL All-Rookie Team.
On January 31, 2011, the New York Rangers recalled Del Zotto from the Connecticut Whale to the NHL.
For high school, he attended St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario.
His father, Steven, was a football player at York University (1982–1985) and was drafted as a wide receiver by the Toronto Argonauts in the 8th round (66th overall) of the 1986 CFL Draft.
|2009−10||New York Rangers||NHL||80||9||28||37||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010−11||New York Rangers||NHL||47||2||9||11||20||—||—||—||—||—|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Del Zotto, Michael – NHL.com - NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profiles", NHL.com. Retrieved on 2009-12-23.
- ↑ "Del Zotto traded to London Knights", New York Rangers, 2009-01-09. Retrieved on 2009-01-22.
- ↑ "Rangers thrilled to land Del Zotto at No. 20", New York Rangers, 2008-06-21. Retrieved on 2008-06-21.
- ↑ "Rangers sign 2008 first-round pick Del Zotto", New York Rangers, 2009-05-26. Retrieved on 2009-05-26.
- ↑ "Rangers' Del Zotto top October rookie", NHL.com, 2009-11-03. Retrieved on 2009-11-03.
- ↑ http://rangers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=532499
- Michael Del Zotto's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Michael Del Zotto at TSN.ca
- Michael Del Zotto's NHL player profile
|New York Rangers first round draft pick|
| Succeeded by|
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