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Michael Del Zotto | Defenseman | #4

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (20) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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Michael Del Zotto wants to put his past injury woes behind him.
"A big thing I've been working on, more rest and treatment this off-season, not trying to push myself too much so I can last a little bit longer in the season," said Del Zotto. He signed a two-year contract with Vancouver in the summer and should fit into the team's top-four defense group. Del Zotto will probably get a look on the Canucks' power play as well. Aug 4 - 1:32 PM

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Michael Del Zotto has signed a two-year contract with Vancouver.

Del Zotto will get $3 million per season. The offensively talented defenseman had only 18 points in 51 games with Philadelphia but look for Del Zotto to get more power play time with the offensively-challenged Canucks.
Jul 1 - 12:35 PM

Michael Del Zotto scored sixth goal of the season during Saturday's 4-2 win over Columbus.

That gives Del Zotto 18 points in 50 games with the Flyers this season.
Apr 8 - 5:06 PM

Michael Del Zotto will be scratched against the Wild on Thursday.

Through 43 games this season Del Zotto has posted five goals and 15 points along with 72 blocks and 144 hits.
Mar 23 - 2:34 PM

Michael Del Zotto knows that he might be dealt before the deadline.

"It happens every year," Del Zotto said. "It’s not like it’s the first time. I’ve been traded before. It is what it is. It’s a business. You realize that pretty early in your career. I understand where I’m at as far as my contract, being a UFA this summer. Same thing with taking each game one day at a time. You take each day one day at a time. Go home, make dinner, get ready for tomorrow and whatever happens, happens." Del Zotto has been traded before with his previous move coming in 2014 when the Rangers shipped him to Nashville, but that was a January move rather than a deadline trade. Philadelphia might still keep Del Zotto, especially seeing as the squad isn't out of the playoff race yet.
Feb 22 - 5:13 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers might end up trading Michael Del Zotto prior to the deadline.

Del Zotto is in the final season of a two-year, $7.75 million deal and can become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The offensive defenseman would likely bring a decent return for the Flyers as a rental, but the question is if the Flyers see themselves as sellers. They're only three points back in the Wild Card race, but given the tight competition for that spot, Philadelphia's chances of making the playoffs aren't great.
Feb 21 - 5:05 AM

Michael Del Zotto (ankle) returned to action on Thursday February 16.

It was Del Zotto's first game since Jan. 21. He had a minus-two rating in 13:03 minutes of ice time.
Feb 17 - 3:05 AM

Michael Del Zotto hasn't played in three weeks due to an ankle injury he suffered blocking a shot in the Jan. 21st game against the Devils, but his return may actually be imminent.

"It’s frustrating with it being a contract year," Del Zotto said. "Injuries are going to happen. It is what it is." In 30 games for the Flyers he's provided four goals and 10 points along with 59 blocks and 110 hits. He's targeting Philadelphia's game in Calgary on Wednesday, Feb. 15th as his potential return date.
Source: Dave Isaac
Feb 10 - 9:01 PM

Michael Del Zotto has not practiced since Monday as he tries to recover from a bone bruise on his leg.

Del Zotto is day-to-day and was at the arena getting treatment. He has not played since January 21 and the unrestricted free agent to be has 10 points in 30 games this season.
Feb 5 - 9:25 AM

Michael Del Zotto is still day-to-day with a bone bruise on his leg.

Thus the offensive defender will remain out of the lineup on Thursday against Montreal. Del Zotto hasn't played since Jan. 21st. Through 30 games he has 10 points along with 59 blocks and 110 hits.
Feb 2 - 6:15 PM

Michael Del Zotto (lower body) took part in Monday's practice.

That was his first time participating in a Flyers' skate since he was hurt on Jan. 21. "I’ve gotten better each day," said Del Zotto. "Take it one day at a time. See how I feel tonight and tomorrow morning." The Flyers have won their last three games, so coach Dave Hakstol might decline to change their lineup on Tuesday. In other words, Del Zotto might not return yet even if he's healthy enough to play.
Jan 31 - 4:41 AM

Michael Del Zotto is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

He was injured on Saturday against New Jersey when he was hit in the leg by a puck. Del Zotto took part in the warmup Sunday, but he wasn't able to play against the Islanders. He won't play Wednesday versus the New York Rangers.
Jan 25 - 12:35 PM

Michael Del Zotto has been made a late scratch against the Islanders on Sunday.

Through 30 games the offensive defender has posted 10 points along with 59 blocks and 110 htis.
Jan 22 - 5:59 PM

Michael Del Zotto will tag in for Shayne Gostisbehere on Sunday against the Red Wings.

Del Zotto had sat out the last couple of games as a healthy scratch. The veteran offensive defender has three goals and eight points with 28 blocks and 56 hits through 26 games.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto will sit out another game on Saturday against the Stars.

Through 13 games thus far, he's posted three goals and eight points with 28 blocks and 56 hits. He'll surely return to the blue line in due time.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 12:58:00 PM

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