| 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
|NHL Team||Philadelphia Flyers|
|Born|| June 15 1990,|
Hamilton, ONT, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 178th overall, 2008|
|Pro Career||2010 – present|
After his minor midget season with the Jr. Bulldogs, Rinaldo was drafted as an after thought by the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors of the OHL in the 14th round (270th overall) in 2006. He spent the following season with the Hamilton Red Wings Jr.A. club in 2006-07 before suiting up for the Majors in 2007-08.
Rinaldo was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round (178th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He signed a three-year entry level contract with the Flyers on August 11, 2009. Rinaldo started the 2010–11 AHL season playing with the Flyers' top AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.
Rinaldo made his NHL debut on April 22, 2011 in Game 5 of the first round of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Buffalo Sabres despite having more suspensions (4) than goals scored (3) for the Phantoms in the 2010-11 season. He again made the line up for Game 1 of the conference semi-finals versus the Boston Bruins, registering 2 shots.
At the conclusion of the Flyers training camp in October 2011, Rinaldo made the Flyers' opening night line-up, sharing enforcing duties with veteran Jody Shelley. Rinaldo receives fourth line duty centered by either Maxime Talbot or, more frequently, by fellow rookie Sean Couturier.
Rinaldo signed a two-year contract extension worth $1.5 million on April 17, 2013.
Awards and honoursEdit
|2005–06||Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Min.Midg.||OMHA||26||9||15||24||101||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Hamilton Red Wings||OPJHL||44||16||16||32||193||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||6||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Mississauga St. Michael's Majors||OHL||63||7||7||14||191||4||0||0||0||9|
|2008–09||Mississauga St. Michael's Majors||OHL||34||6||7||13||112||—||—||—||—||—|
- Zac Rinaldo's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Zac Rinaldo's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Zac Rinaldo's career stats at Hockey-Reference.com
- Zac Rinaldo's NHL player profile
- Zac Rinaldo at TSN.ca
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