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Mike Zigomanis
Mike-zigomanis
Position Forward
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Carolina Hurricanes
St. Louis Blues
Phoenix Coyotes
Pittsburgh Penguins
Born January 17 1981 (1981-01-17) (age 33),
North York, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 64th overall, 1999
Buffalo Sabres
46th overall, 2001
Carolina Hurricanes
Pro Career 2001 – present


Michael "Mike" Zigomanis (born January 17, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He is currently with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization of the National Hockey League.

Early lifeEdit

Zigomanis was born to ethnic Macedonian[1] parents who emigrated to Canada from the Kastoria Prefecture in Greece.[2]

Playing careerEdit

Zigomanis was originally drafted in the 2nd round, 64th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, but was unable to come to a contract agreement with the team. He re-entered the draft and was selected 46th overall by Carolina Hurricanes in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Zigomanis has played 134 career NHL games, scoring 19 goals and 14 assists for 33 points. Zigomanis played four seasons of Junior Hockey with the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League. He represented Canada at the 2001 World Junior Hockey Championships. Having terrific vision, soft hands and adept in a passing touch, and great skill on the faceoff, Zigomanis has molded his role as a third-line playmaker. The Coyotes signed him to a contract extension through the 2008–2009 season on February 16, 2007. On October 9, 2008 he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for future considerations.[3][4] Zigomanis provided faceoff and penalty killing expertise to Pittsburgh.

He signed a professional tryout with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League on October 19, 2009.[5] Zigomanis played only seven games but managed to score 13 points (all assists) before leaving for Europe on November 10, 2009, signing a contract for the rest of the 2009–10 season with Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Elitserien.[6]

On July 15, 2010, Zigomanis signed as a free agent to return to Toronto, signing a one-year, two-way contract with the Maple Leafs.[7] On July 12, 2011, Zigomanis signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth $665,000 at the NHL level and $300,000 at the AHL level. [8]

AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 62 23 51 74 30 12 1 6 7 2
1998–99 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 67 29 56 85 36 5 1 7 8 2
1999–00 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 59 40 54 94 49 5 0 4 4 0
2000–01 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 52 40 37 77 44
2001–02 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 79 18 30 48 24 5 1 1 2 2
2002–03 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 38 13 18 31 19
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 19 2 1 3 0
2003–04 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 61 17 35 52 56
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 17 0 3 3 2
2004–05 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 76 29 31 60 71 11 4 7 11 8
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 21 1 0 1 4
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 11 6 7 13 19
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 28 10 18 28 16 4 2 4 6 6
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 75 14 9 23 46
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 33 2 1 3 6
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 27 10 15 25 14 7 0 5 5 10
2008–09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 22 2 4 6 27
2009–10 Toronto Marlies AHL 7 0 13 13 0
2009–10 Djurgårdens IF SEL 27 4 7 11 12 5 0 0 0 8
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 8 0 1 1 4
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 65 14 33 47 66
NHL totals 197 21 19 40 89
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2001 Moscow

InternationalEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Canada WJC 7 2 2 4 0
Junior int'l totals 7 2 2 4 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. Macedonian heritage alive through Stamkos and NHL brass. The King Sentinel Newspaper (2008-06-05). Retrieved on 2009-01-02.
  2. http://wn.com/Kastoria_Prefecture
  3. Associated Press. "Phoenix trades Zigomanis to Pittsburgh", NHL.com, 2008-10-09. Retrieved on 2008-10-10. 
  4. "Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire Forward lioioiike Zigomanis From Phoenix In Exchange For Future Considerations", PittsburghPenguins.com, 2008-10-09. Retrieved on 2008-10-10. 
  5. Marlies Sign Zigomanis to PTO. Toronto Marlies (October 19, 2009). Retrieved on 2009-10-19.
  6. Mike Zigomanis klar för Djurgården (Swedish). difhockey.se. Djurgårdens IF Hockey (2009-11-10). Retrieved on 10 November 2009.
  7. Maple Leafs sign Zigomanis, Crabb and Richmond. The Sports Network (2010-07-15). Retrieved on 2010-07-16.
  8. http://www.torontosun.com/2011/07/12/leafs-give-zigomanis-another-shot

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