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Zenon Konopka
Position Centre
Shoots Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
213 lb (97 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 2 1981 (1981-01-02) (age 35),
Niagara Falls, ON, CAN
NHL Draft undrafted
Pro Career 2002 – present

Zenon Konopka (born January 1, 1981 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey forward who is currently signed to a two year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is currently playing with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Konopka played junior hockey with the Ottawa 67's of the OHL from 1998 to 2002, and was a member of the 1999 Memorial Cup champions. He was not drafted by a NHL team and caught on with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. After 3 minor league seasons with various teams in the ECHL and AHL, he made his NHL debut in 2005–2006, playing 23 games for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. After the Ducks were elminated, he returned to Portland in the AHL, where he led all playoff scorers in power play goals and assists.

In 2006–07, he returned to the minors, playing for Portland in the AHL. On January 26, 2007, he was traded by the Anaheim Ducks along with Curtis Glencross and a draft pick to the Blue Jackets in exchange for forwards Mark Hartigan, Joe Motzko and a draft pick. Since that time, he has played for Columbus' farm team in the AHL, the Syracuse Crunch, with occasional call-ups to the Blue Jackets. On July 10th, 2008, Konopka signed a two year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99Ottawa 67'sOHL5678156270002
1999–00Ottawa 67'sOHL5981119107111238
2000–01Ottawa 67'sOHL66204565120207132047
2001–02Ottawa 67'sOHL6118688610013861449
2002–03Wheeling NailersECHL68224870231
2002–03Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL40119
2003–04Idaho SteelheadsECHL23622288217981730
2003–04Utah GrizzliesAHL437411198
2004–05Cincinnati Mighty DucksAHL751729462121233626
2005–06Portland PiratesAHL34182644571911182946
2005–06Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL2343748
2006–07Lada TolyattiRSL40008
2006–07Portland PiratesAHL4211243597
2006–07Syracuse CrunchAHL209112070
2006–07Columbus Blue JacketsNHL600020
2007–08Syracuse CrunchAHL6224315519413371042
2007–08Columbus Blue JacketsNHL300015
2008–09Norfolk AdmiralsAHL70174057186
2008–09Tampa Bay LightningNHL701129
NHL totals 39 4 4 8 112

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