Thursday, January 21, 2016
Canucks Sign Viper Alumni Zalewski:
Zalewski to a two-way deal for the 2015-16 season.
Zalewski is currently playing with the American Hockey League Utica Comets. Zalewski is in his second season with the Comets, played with the Vancouver Canucks young stars in Penticton in September. In 55 games with Utica last season Zalewski picked up (3-goals-9-assists-12-points).
Zalewski left his third year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) signing with the Canucks on March 17th 2014. Zalewski skated in his first NHL practice with the Canucks on March 21, 2014 before making his NHL debut on Saturday April 12 2014 in a 5-2 loss in Edmonton. Zalewski picked up his first career NHL point (assist) in a 5-1 win over the visiting Calgary Flames the following night. Zalewski played two season's in Vernon (2010-2012) In 106 regular season games with the Vipers Zalewski collected (50-goals-54-assists-104-points).
Mike Zalewski's Player Profile:
This is posted on the Canucks website:
Canucks sign forward Mike Zalewski
Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Mike Zalewski to a two-way deal for the 2015.16 season, replacing his AHL-only contract. Zalewski has subsequently been recalled from the AHL Utica Comets and will join the team in Boston.
Zalewski, 23, has appeared in 36 games for the AHL Utica Comets this season where he currently ranks tied for fifth on the team in scoring with 17 points (8-9-17). In 2014.15, Zalewski collected 12 points (3-9-12) and 18 penalty minutes in 55 games played with the Comets. He made his NHL debut on April 12, 2014 at Edmonton and registered his first NHL point (assist) the following night versus Calgary.
Prior to making his professional debut in 2014, the 6’2”, 205-pound forward spent two seasons with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineers. In 71 career NCAA games, Zalewski compiled 47 points (21-26-47) and 75 penalty minutes.
The New Hartford, New York, native was signed by Vancouver as a free agent on March 14, 2014.