The Vancouver Canucks have placed former Vernon Vipers
forward Mike Zalewski on waivers.
Zalewski recently re-signed with the American Hockey League (AHL) Utica Comets July 13 2016.
Zalewski will be entering his third season with the Comets. Last season in 58 games with Utica Zalewski picked up (16-goals-17-assists-33-points). Zalewski left his third year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) signing with the Vancouver Canucks March 17th 2014. Zalewski skated in his first NHL practice with the Canucks 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).
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This was in the Vancouver Province Newspaper:
Canucks put Andrey Pedan and three others on waivers
October 6, 2016
Andrey Pedan has lost the battle to be the Canucks’ eight defenceman — for now anyway.
The Russian defenceman was placed on waivers by the NHL club on Thursday. Joining him on the league-wide free-for-all list are forwards Jayson Megna, Michael Chaput and Mike Zalewski.
Assuming they clear, expect all four to be assigned to AHL Utica.
Pedan was in a battle to win a depth spot on the Canucks’ defence. With Nikita Tryamkin essentially signed to an NHL-only contract and the team seeing Alex Biega as well-suited to the eighth spot (as well as the essential need to make him expansion draft-eligible), plus the play of Troy Stecher, Pedan on waivers is the result.
So far this pre-season, not a single player has been picked up off waivers by another club.