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Richard Zemlak (Born - March 3, 1963 in Wynyard, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played 5 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Quebec Nordiques, Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Calgary Flames.
The Blues sold his rights to the Quebec Nordiques in 1984.
His role while playing for the Fredericton Express of the AHL was to dissuade bigger opponents from picking on the Express's smaller, skilled players. Zemlak brought an abrasive attitude to the rink and parlayed that style of play into portions of five NHL seasons with Quebec, Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Calgary Flames.
He was a decent skater and was well liked for his willingness to protect his teammates at all costs.
Awards & achievementsEdit
NHL Regular Season
- Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties In Minutes
|1987–88||Minnesota North Stars||54||1||4||5||307|
|1988–89||Minnesota North Stars||3||0||0||0||13|
|NHL||Regular Season Totals||132||2||12||14||587|