John Zeiler
John Zeiler
Right Wing
Number: 29
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 204
Shoots: Right
Born: Nov 21, 1982
Birthplace: Jefferson Hills, PA, United States
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Acquired: Signed as an unrestricted free agent on February 17, 2007.
Drafted: PHX / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (132nd overall)
2009-10: 20 points (11-9=20), 31 penalty minutes and plus-7 in 65 regular season games with Manchester (AHL)…Two goals March 31, 2010 at Lowell…Plus-5 in four-game span (Oct. 23 to Oct. 31, 2009)…Seven points (4-3=7) and four penalty minutes in 16 playoff games with Manchester, helping the Monarchs advance to the AHL's Eastern Conference Finals.

2008-09: One assist (season finale April 11, 2009 vs. San Jose) and 42 penalty minutes in 27 games with Kings…Five hits Jan. 20, 2009 at Minnesota…Five hits Nov. 20, 2009 vs. Washington…One assist and four penalty minutes in two games with Manchester.

2007-08: One assist and 23 penalty minutes in 26 games with Kings…Eight hits Dec. 5, 2007 at Phoenix...Seven hits Oct. 27, 2007 vs. Edmonton…12 points (6-6=12) and 40 penalty minutes in 45 regular season games with Manchester…Two assists and eight penalty minutes in four playoff games with Manchester.

2006-07:
Three points (1-2=3), 22 penalty minutes and 46 hits in 23 games with Kings…Scored first NHL goal on first NHL shot Feb. 22, 2007 vs. Vancouver (against Roberto Luongo)…Made NHL debut Feb. 17, 2007 vs. Anaheim…28 points (12-16=28) and 70 penalty minutes in 56 regular season games with Manchester…Tied for second on Manchester with eight power-play goals…Tied for fourth on Manchester with plus-15…Five points (3-2=5) and 14 penalty minutes in 16 playoff games with Manchester, helping the Monarchs advance to the AHL's Eastern Conference Finals…Two of his three goals were game-winners.

2005-06: 28 points (13-15=28) and 28 penalty minutes in 28 games during senior season at St. Lawrence University…Made professional debut in AHL with San Antonio March 31, 2006…One assist and 10 penalty minutes in eight games with San Antonio before being assigned to Lubbock (CHL)…Two goals and 16 penalty minutes in four games with Lubbock.

2004-05:
32 points (9-23=32) and 42 penalty minutes in 28 games at St. Lawrence…Ranked second on St. Lawrence in points and led club in assists…Appeared in every game for third straight season.

2003-04:
Collegiate career highs 36 points, 28 assists (8-28=36) and 41 games played at St. Lawrence…Recorded 42 penalty minutes…Appeared in every game for second straight season.

2002-03: 27 points and collegiate career-high 10 goals (10-17=27) in 37 games during his freshman year at St. Lawrence…Recorded 28 penalty minutes…Five of his 10 goals scored on power play…Appeared in every game…Named St. Lawrence's Rookie of the Year (Pelletier-Stewart Award) and to ECAC All-Rookie Team.

LAST AMATEUR CLUB:
St. Lawrence University, NCAA…St. Lawrence's Rookie of the Year (Pelletier-Stewart Award) and selected to ECAC All-Rookie Team in 2002-03.

TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Phoenix in the fifth round (132nd overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.