Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rick Zombo
A graduate of the University of North Dakota, Zombo represented the United States at the 1983 World Junior Hockey Championships and earned WCHA Second Team All Star honours before starting his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings with a one game appearance during the 1984-85 season.

It would be another two seasons before Detroits 6th pick in the 1981 Entry Draft would be promoted to the big club on a full-time basis. Zombo proved to be a good skater with a strong stride and very good balance. When he was traded to the St. Louis Blues early in the 1991-92 season his above average agility and balance had allowed him to focus on becoming a steady, stay-at-home defenceman.

Zombo was traded to the Boston Bruins on October 2, 1995, and after a season with the Bruins he finished his professional career as a member of the Phoenix Roadrunners of the


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Royal York Selects MTHL
1980-81 Austin Mavericks USHL 43 10 26 36 73
1981-82 University of North Dakota WCHA 45 1 15 16 31
1982-83 University of North Dakota WCHA 35 5 11 16 41
1982-83 United States WJC-A 7 0 0 0 0
1983-84 University of North Dakota WCHA 34 7 24 31 40
1984-85 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -3
1984-85 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 56 3 32 35 70
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 0 1 1 16 -10
1985-86 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 69 7 34 41 94 17 0 4 4 40
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 44 1 4 5 59 -6 7 0 1 1 9
1986-87 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 25 0 6 6 22
1987-88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 62 3 14 17 96 +24 16 0 6 6 55
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 1 20 21 106 +22 6 0 1 1 16
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 77 5 20 25 95 +13
1990-91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 77 4 19 23 55 -2 7 1 0 1 10
1991-92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 15 -3
1991-92 St. Louis Blues NHL 64 3 15 18 46 +4 6 0 2 2 12
1992-93 St. Louis Blues NHL 71 0 15 15 78 -2 11 0 1 1 12
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 74 2 8 10 85 -15 4 0 0 0 11
1994-95 St. Louis Blues NHL 23 1 4 5 24 +7 3 0 0 0 2
1995-96 Boston Bruins NHL 67 4 10 14 53 -7
1996-97 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 23 0 6 6 22
NHL Totals 652 24 130 154 728 60 1 11 12 127


WCHA Second All-Star Team (1984) Traded to St. Louis by Detroit for Vincent Riendeau, October 18, 1991. Traded to Boston by St. Louis for Fred Knipscheer, October 2, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, December 13, 1996.