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Travis Zajac | Center

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
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Travis Zajac scored his first career hat trick and registered an assist on the way to a 6-3 victory against the Florida Panthers at Prudential Center Monday night.
Zajac now has 16 goals and 27 assists in 73 games this season. Veteran forward Jaromir Jagr also had a fantastic night with a goal and three assists, while Jacob Josefson scored a shorthanded goal for the Devils. Ryane Clowe scored a goal and registered two assists before he was injured in the second period and he did not played in the third period. Apr 1 - 4:08 AM

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Travis Zajac scored a goal and added an assist for the Devils in a 4-2 loss to Boston on Monday.

With seven points in his past five contests, Zajac is riding a nice little hot streak, which has raised his season total to 38 points in 67 games. Patrik Elias also scored a goal for New Jersey in the loss.
Mar 18 - 9:58 PM

Travis Zajac scored a goal in New Jersey's 2-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

Zajac has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has 12 goals and 35 points in 64 contests in 2013-14.
Mar 12 - 9:40 AM

Travis Zajac has been moved from the Devils' first to second line.

Zajac will no longer be playing with Jaromir Jagr, but he will skate alongside Patrik Elias and Damien Brunner. Jagr didn't seem happy with this move and the two had displayed some on-ice chemistry, but Zajac also has experience playing with Elias. In the end, this shift shouldn't alter Zajac's fantasy value.
Feb 5 - 9:48 AM

Travis Zajac had an assist in the Devils' 1-0 victory on Thursday.

Zajac got off to a rough start this season, but he's put that behind him with three goals and 10 points in his last 15 games. He'll probably just do okay from here on out with 20-30 points in New Jersey's final 37 contests.
Jan 10 - 9:52 AM

Travis Zajac scored the game-winning goal for the Devils in their 2-1 victory over the Islanders on Saturday night.

Four years ago, Zajac appeared to be on the cusp of becoming one of the great young centers in the game. Since back-to-back campaigns tallying 20 or more goals and 62 or more points, though, he's been nothing fantasy owners should be clamoring for. This goal was his seventh, and he has 18 points on the season. Adam Henrique notched the other marker. Reid Boucher, Michael Ryder, Marek Zidlicky and Jaromir Jagr recorded assists.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 09:53:00 PM

Travis Zajac's three-game point streak came to an end on Monday.

Zajac got off to a slow start this season, but he's been gradually improving. He has two goals and seven points in 11 games this month, to bring him up to 17 points in 36 contests overall. That's not terrible, but the Devils were likely hoping for more out of him after they lost Ilya Kovalchuk.
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 01:01:00 PM

Travis Zajac technically scored the game-winning goal in the Devils' 4-3 overtime win against Anaheim on Wednesday.

What actually happened was Zajac kicked the puck to Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller and after that was stopped, Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy's clearing attempt bounced off Corey Perry and into the goal. So basically Anaheim accidentally scored on themselves and Zajac just got credit for the goal as a matter of course. "I'll take them any way," Zajac said. "That was one of the luckiest goals I've ever scored, but I'll take those any day of the week."
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 10:21:00 AM

Travis Zajac is turning his slow start to 2013-14 around as he's posted four points during his last five outings.

Zajac started 2013-14 in tremendously slow fashion with four points in the first 14 contests, but has produced a nice turnaround with four points during the last five games. One of the big keys to his turnaround has been the fact that he's been spending a lot of his shifts alongside Jaromir Jagr (close to 75 percent). His shots on goal per game average (1.4) is still a bit low to make him an elite fantasy option, but if you're desperate for help up the middle, Zajac is definitely an option considering he's just five percent owned in Yahoo! leagues.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 04:58:00 AM

Travis Zajac's goal on Sunday was the 100th of his NHL career.

Zajac has been slumping this season with only two goals and five points in 15 games. He is a top-six player so perhaps this goal will break him out of his slump.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 08:03:00 AM

Travis Zajac (ankle) will be back in the Devils' lineup on Thursday.

Zajac was sidelined for two games due to the ailment. He'll try to provide an offensive boost to a team that wasn't able to score a single goal during his absence. That said, Zajac has been cold too with just a goal and four points in 12 games this season.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 03:44:00 PM

Travis Zajac (ankle) will not play Saturday night.

He rolled his right ankle when he caught a rut in the ice Friday. It is unclear whether he will travel with the team to Minnesota for Sunday's game. Jacob Josefson will play in his place.
Source: Tom Gulitti
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 10:48:00 AM

Travis Zajac acknowledged it will be a "little bit" strange to play against Zach Parise on Sunday.

Parise spent his first seven seasons with the Devils, but will now face them for the first time Sunday. "It will probably be weirder for him than us," Zajac said. "You play against guys that you played with all the time now. Obviously, he was a big part of the team when he was here. Now, we get the chance to try and shut him down."
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 09:49:00 AM

Travis Zajac didn't complete Friday's morning skate because he rolled his ankle.

Zajac called the decision to get off the ice early a "precaution" and he still expected to play Saturday. Devils coach Pete DeBoer shares Zajac's optimism.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 01:38:00 PM

Travis Zajac scored his first goal of the campaign Thursday as the Devils were beaten in Ottawa by a score of 5-2.

The power play marker, assisted by Marek Zidlicky and Patrik Elias, was just the third point of the young season for Zajac. Steve Bernier also tallied for New Jersey in the loss.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 12:04:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Adam Henrique
4Reid Boucher
5Jacob Josefson
LW1Michael Cammalleri
2Tuomo Ruutu
3Ryane Clowe
4Stephen Gionta
5Dainius Zubrus
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Michael Ryder
3Damien Brunner
4Martin Havlat
5Steve Bernier
6Mike Sislo
D1Andy Greene
2Marek Zidlicky
3Bryce Salvador
4Eric Gelinas
5Peter Harrold
6Adam Larsson
7Jonathon Merrill
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid
3Scott Clemmensen