Zack Stortini
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
225 lb (102 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
F. Teams
Nashville Predators
Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
Edmonton Oilers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born September 11 1985 (1985-09-11) (age 34),
Elliot Lake, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 94th overall, 2003
Edmonton Oilers
Pro Career 2005 – present

Zachery "Zack" Stortini (born September 11, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right wing for the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Stortini was chosen in the 3rd round, 94th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He is the former captain of the Sudbury Wolves, where he spent his entire OHL career.

He made his first NHL appearance on January 20, 2007, against the Calgary Flames. Stortini was a -1 and received a 10 minute misconduct penalty in the third period of his first game. Stortini was leading the AHL in penalty minutes at the time of his call up. He was brought up to add some toughness to the Oilers after they had been banged around in the previous few games. The Oilers also wanted a "Heavyweight" in their line up to go against Calgary Flames heavyweight Eric Godard. He was sent back to the Hamilton Bulldogs after the game, but later was recalled. Stortini appeared in 29 regular season games for the Oilers during the 2006–2007 season. He went on to win the Calder Cup that season as a member of the Bulldogs.

Stortini scored his first NHL goal against the Vancouver Canucks on February 6, 2007 during the second period against goaltender Roberto Luongo.

Stortini scored the first goal in Iowa Stars (AHL) franchise history.

He recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 9, 2009.[1]

In 2009, a Kingston ON band formed, using Stortini as their name, because of the correlation between their hard styled sound, and his role as a fighter for the Oilers.[2] The band would go on to write and record the "2010 EP" which was released on iTunes worldwide August 1, 2010 as well as distributed through the band themselves.[3] The band has began to build a name for themselves in the hardcore community through Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.[4]

Stortini was placed on waivers by the Oilers on February 1, 2011, and subsequently cleared them on February 2, 2011. As a result, he was assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons in the AHL.

He signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators on July 5, 2011.[5] On October 11, Nashville place Stortini on waivers.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01Newmarket HurricanesOPJHL343101368
2001–02Sudbury WolvesOHL658614187510124
2002–03Sudbury WolvesOHL62131629222
2003–04Sudbury WolvesOHL62211637151711214
2003–04Toronto RoadrunnersAHL2000730004
2004–05Sudbury WolvesOHL581327401861225727
2005–06Iowa StarsAHL27213108
2005–06Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL370771531720219
2006–07Hamilton BulldogsAHL4796151952230356
2006–07Edmonton OilersNHL29101105
2007–08Springfield FalconsAHL432521
2007–08Edmonton OilersNHL663912201
2008–09Edmonton OilersNHL526511181
2009–10Edmonton OilersNHL774913155
2010–11Edmonton OilersNHL3204476
2010–11Oklahoma City BaronsAHL291235351016
NHL totals 256 14 27 41 718


His sister, Samantha Stortini played for the Brown Bears women's ice hockey program from 2007 to 2011.[6]


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