Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Zarley Zalapski
Zarley Zalapski is a veteran of international hockey. He was a member of the Canadian National Team from 1985 to 1988 and participated in the World Hockey Championships and Olympic games during that time.

He was Pittsburgh's first choice in the 1986 Entry Draft and joined the Penguins after the 1988 Olympics. He had a superb rookie season in 1988-89 and was named to the NHL all-rookie team that year.

Zalapski was an offensive defenceman, posting a career high for goals in 1991-92 and points in 1992-93 as a member of the Hartford Whalers. He was a great skater with speed and agility during his prime years in the NHL.

After playing a year in Switzerland, he returned to North America in 1999 and eventually signed with the Philadelphia Flyers as a free agent in February 2000. He appeared in 12 games with the Flyers, registering two assists. Zalapski returned to Europe to play for the Munich Barons in 2000-01 after nine games with the Houston Aeros of the IHL at the start of the year.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 23 17 30 47 14
1985-86 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 27 20 33 53 46
1985-86 Canada Nat-Tm 32 2 4 6 10
1986-87 Canada Nat-Tm 74 11 29 40 28
1986-87 Canada WEC-A 10 0 3 3 2
1987-88 Canada Nat-Tm 47 3 13 16 32
1987-88 Canada Olympics 8 1 3 4 2
1987-88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 15 3 8 11 7 +10
1988-89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 12 33 45 57 +9 11 1 8 9 13
1989-90 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 51 6 25 31 37 -14
1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 66 12 36 48 59 +15
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 11 3 3 6 6 -7 6 1 3 4 8
1991-92 Hartford Whalers NHL 79 20 37 57 120 -7 7 2 3 5 6
1992-93 Hartford Whalers NHL 83 14 51 65 94 -34
1993-94 Hartford Whalers NHL 56 7 30 37 56 -6
1993-94 Calgary Flames NHL 13 3 7 10 18 0 7 0 3 3 2
1994-95 Calgary Flames NHL 48 4 24 28 46 +9 7 0 4 4 4
1995-96 Calgary Flames NHL 80 12 17 29 115 +11 4 0 1 1 10
1996-97 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1997-98 Calgary Flames NHL 35 2 7 9 41 -12
1997-98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 28 1 5 6 22 -1 6 0 1 1 4
1998-99 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 11 1 5 6 37 3 1 0 1 4
1999-00 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 7 0 5 5 6 +1
1999-00 Utah Grizzlies IHL 56 4 24 28 69 +10 5 1 1 2 4
1999-00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 12 0 2 2 6 0
2000-01 Houston Aeros IHL 9 0 2 2 12 +9
2000-01 Munchen Barons Germany 20 3 3 6 43 3 0 0 0 2
2001-02 HC Merano Italy 26 5 9 14 12 2 0 0 0 2
2002-03 IF Bjorkloven Umea Sweden-2 7 2 3 5 10
2003-04
2004-05 Kalamazoo Wings UHL 11 2 2 4 12
2005-06 EHC Visp Swiss-2 10 0 2 2 37
2005-06 Innsbrucker EV Austria 2 0 0 0 0
2005-06 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss 4 0 1 1 18
2006-07 EHC Chur Swiss-2 5 1 5 6 36
2007-08 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss-2 33 2 14 16 46
NHL Totals 637 99 285 384 684 48 4 23 27 47


NHL All-Rookie Team (1989) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1993) Traded to Hartford by Pittsburgh with John Cullen and Jeff Parker for Ron Francis, Grant Jennings and Ulf Samuelsson, March 4, 1991. Traded to Calgary by Hartford with James Patrick and Michael Nylander for Gary Suter, Paul Ranheim and Ted Drury, March 10, 1994.
Missed majority of 1996-97 due to knee injury in practice, October 7, 1996. Traded to Montreal by Calgary with Jonas Hoglund for Valeri Bure and Montreal's 4th round choice (Shaun Sutter) in 1998 Entry Draft, February 1, 1998. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 31, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Long Beach (IHL), September 14, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Utah (IHL), November 5, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, February 15, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Munchen (Germany), January 15, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Chur (Swiss-2), June 25, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Biel/Bienne (Swiss-2), September 5, 2007.