Greg Zanon
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 06/05/1980
DRAFTED: OTT: 2000-156 overall
2011-12 SEASON
Split the 2011-12 season between Minnesota and Boston, recording eight points (3g/5a) with a +3 plus/ minus rating in 56 combined games between the two teams…Began the year with the Wild, tallying six points (2g/4a) in 39 games…Acquired by Boston on Feb. 27, Zanon collected two points (1g/1a) in 17 regular season contests for the Bruins…Had 136 combined blocked shots…Tied his career high with two assists/points on Dec. 29 vs. Edmonton, his third career multi-point game.

2011-12 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all seven playoff games for Boston, picking up one assist.

Was one of three Minnesota Wild players to appear in all 82 games…Finished second in the NHL with 212 blocked shots, the second highest total of career…Only New York’s Dan Girardi (236) blocked more shots…Tied for second on the Wild in hits (169) and was third in average time-on-ice (21:32)…Set a career high with 48 penalty minutes…Blocked his 1,000th career shot on March 26 vs. St. Louis…Set a single-game career high with a +4 rating in the season finale on April 10 vs. Dallas.

2009-10: Established career highs in assists (13), points (15) and shots (59) while appearing in 81 games during his first season with the Wild…Led the team and ranked fourth in NHL with 196 blocked shots…Was second on the Wild in hits (183) and finished tied for second in average ice time (22:22)…Notched a career-high two assists on Nov. 27 vs. Colorado…Logged a personal-best 30:19 of ice time on March 9 vs. Florida…Skated in his 300th NHL contest at Nashville on March 18…Did not dress on March 19 at Columbus due to an ankle injury, snapping a streak of 166 consecutive games played.

2008-09: Skated in all 82 games for Nashville, recording 11 points (4g/7a)…His four goals were a career best…Ranked third in the NHL with 237 blocked shots…Recorded his first career two-point game with a goal and an assist on Jan. 8 vs. Pittsburgh…Scored his first career game winning goal on March 26 vs. San Jose.

2007-08: Led the Predators and ranked seventh in the NHL with 176 blocked shots…Finished second on the team with 160 hits…Was one of just three NHL players to finish the season with at least 160 hits and 160 blocked shots (Montreal’s Mike Komisarek and Phoenix’s Keith Ballard were the others)…Led Nashville and ranked 13th in the league in average short-handed time-on-ice at 4:11 per game…Had the fewest penalty minutes (24) of any Nashville skater who played at least 60 contests.

2007-08 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all six playoff games, collecting two assists…Led the team in plus/minus (+2) during the posteason and tied for the club lead in blocked shots (12).

2006-07: Led Nashville and ranked eighth in the NHL with 189 blocked shots…Finished third on the team in hits (91) and was second in short-handed TOI per game (4:09)…Appeared in two games with Milwaukee (AHL) on a conditioning assignment from Nov. 9-11.

2006-07 PLAYOFFS: Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 of the WCQF vs. San Jose on April 11 and tallied an assist for his first career playoff point…Appeared in all five of Nashville’s postseason games…Led the Predators in shorthanded TOI per game (6:40).

2005-06: Spent most of the season with Milwaukee (AHL) but did see action in four NHL games, collecting two assists…Made his NHL debut on Dec. 1 vs. Minnesota and picked up an assist that night for his first career NHL point…Appeared in two games for the Predators in December and two in March…Recorded 35 points (8g/27a) with a team-high +17 plus/minus rating in 71 games for Milwaukee (AHL)…Captained the Admirals to the Calder Cup Finals after notching eight points (1g/7a) in 21 postseason games…Tied for the team lead with a +11 rating in the playoffs.

2004-05: Was one of three players to appear in all 80 games for Milwaukee.

2003-04: Helped Milwaukee capture the Calder Cup championship in his first professional season…Tallied 16 points (4g/12a) with a +30 plus/minus rating in 62 regular season contests and added eight points (2g/6a) in 22 playoff games…Led all AHL skaters during the postseason with a +10 rating.

2002-03: Totaled 25 points (6g/19a) in 32 games during his senior season at Nebraska-Omaha.

2001-02: Was named to the CCHA Second All-Star Team and the NCAA West Second- Team All-American as a junior.

2000-01: Named the CCHA’s Best Offensive Defenseman and was selected to the CCHA First All-Star Team as a sophomore with the Mavericks…Also named to the NCAA West Second- Team All-American…Scored 12 goals and finished with 28 points in 39 games.

1999-00: Registered 29 points on three goals and 26 assists during his freshman season at Nebraska-Omaha.

Greg and his wife, Jen, have two daughters, Rylynn and Alayna, and a son, Austin…The Zanon family resides in Langley, B.C., during the offseason.