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Zac Rinaldo | Winger | #34

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 188
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (178) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Zac Rinaldo is poised to play in his 300th career NHL game on Sunday night.
The 27-year-old has 30 career points in 299 NHL games, three of which have occurred in the 24 games he's played this season. Rinaldo picked up an assist in Saturday's win against New Jersey. Dec 3 - 7:38 PM

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Zac Rinaldo scored in a 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

Goligoski fired a shot through traffic that took a deflection off Rinaldo before going in behind Steve Mason to open the scoring 14:33 into the first period. Rinaldo now has two goals in 14 games this season. Derek Stepan picked up the secondary assist on the goal.
Nov 12 - 12:47 AM

Zac Rinaldo will make his Arizona Coyotes debut on Tuesday night.

Rinaldo missed the first five games of the season because of a suspension, but he's finished serving that now. The 27-year-old had five goals and two assists in 29 games in the AHL last season.
Oct 17 - 3:10 PM

Zac Rinaldo is eligible to play on Tuesday.

Rinaldo was part of the Coyotes' roster heading into the season, but he still owed time for a suspension dating back to the 2016 campaign when he was last in the NHL. Now that he has served that suspension, the Coyotes can use Rinaldo, though it's not clear if they will do so on Tuesday. Rinaldo brings very little to the table offensively, but he might be a good source of PIM to fantasy owners if he does start playing regularly on the third or fourth line.
Oct 17 - 8:28 AM

Zac Rinaldo is still in the running for a roster spot as we approach the end of training camp.

"He’s a real good team guy," Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. "He can skate. I like him. We haven’t made a decision on him yet, but he’s the type of guy he’s been around. He’s a well-liked guy in the locker room. He makes people accountable. He’s done a nice job." Rinaldo doesn't do much offensively, but he could be a good source of penalty minutes if he gets time with Arizona. As an aside, he still has to serve his five-game suspension for an illegal check to the head the next time he's with an NHL squad, so if he does make the Coyotes' opening game roster then he won't be able to play right away.
Sep 29 - 4:14 AM

Zac Rinaldo has signed with the Coyotes on a one-year, two-way deal.

The 27-year-old Rinaldo registered 5-2-7 and 20 PIM in 29 games with the Providence Bruins (AHL) last season. The 5-foot-10, 187-pound forward has recorded 9-18-27 and 655 PIM in 275 career NHL games with the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers. He has also collected 11-12-23 and 466 PIM in 126 career AHL games with Providence and the Adirondack Phantoms.
Jul 1 - 6:48 PM

Zac Rinaldo will reportedly be an unrestricted free agent in July.

Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest reports that the Boston Bruins won't give Rinaldo a qualifying offer. Rinaldo spent all of his time in the AHL during the 2016-17 campaign, but he played in just 29 games. He played in 52 games with Boston in 2015-16 and he amassed 83 penalty minutes.
Jun 14 - 9:23 AM

Zac Rinaldo is on waivers.

Rinaldo is noteworthy in fantasy leagues for generating 655 penalty minutes in just 275 games. However, it looks like he will start the 2016-17 campaign in the minors.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 01:52:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo will miss the Bruins' practices for the next couple days due to a lower-body injury.

This isn't expected to impact Rinaldo's ability to participate in preseason games. He had three points and 83 penalty minutes in 52 contests last season.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 06:08:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo has been suspended indefinitely for his illegal check to the head in an AHL game on Friday.

Here we go again. Rinaldo was suspended for five games by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for a hit to the head of Lightning forward Cedric Paquette. He might be the first player suspended in the NHL and AHL at the same time.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 01:32:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for five games for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay's Cedric Paquette.

He received a two-minute penalty for the infraction in the contest. Rinaldo has been banned for 19 games, including this suspension, during his NHL career and that history played a part in this lengthy ban. He is currently in the minors, but he will have to serve his games in the NHL.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 12:12:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo has been assigned to the minors.

He will face a hearing on Tuesday for an illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay's Cedric Paquette. Rinaldo cleared waivers Monday, but still played against the Lightning on Sunday. He has three points and 83 penalty minutes in 52 games this season.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo cleared waivers on Monday ahead of the trade deadline.

With his impending hearing with the Department of Player Safety, Rinaldo is unlikely to suit up for the Bruins over the next few games regardless of where he plays.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Zac Rinaldo will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Tuesday for his illegal check to the head of Cedric Paquette.

The hearing guarantees Rinaldo will have some matter of suspension, but we'll have to wait and see for how many games it'll be. He is a repeat offender, after all.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Well, that was fast. Zac Rinaldo was previously placed on waivers, though Boston surely didn't expect him to get picked up and he'll play Sunday versus Tampa Bay instead.

Rinaldo has been a stud for reverse leaguers everywhere, posting 81 PIMs and 151 hits in 51 games.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 05:17:00 PM

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