Zenon Konopka
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
213 lb (97 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1981-01-02)January 2, 1981,
Niagara Falls, ON, CAN
NHL Draft undrafted
Pro Career 2002 – present


Zenon Konopka (born January 1, 1981 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey forward who is currently signed to a two year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is currently playing with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Konopka played junior hockey with the Ottawa 67's of the OHL from 1998 to 2002, and was a member of the 1999 Memorial Cup champions. He was not drafted by a NHL team and caught on with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. After 3 minor league seasons with various teams in the ECHL and AHL, he made his NHL debut in 2005–2006, playing 23 games for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. After the Ducks were elminated, he returned to Portland in the AHL, where he led all playoff scorers in power play goals and assists.

In 2006–07, he returned to the minors, playing for Portland in the AHL. On January 26, 2007, he was traded by the Anaheim Ducks along with Curtis Glencross and a draft pick to the Blue Jackets in exchange for forwards Mark Hartigan, Joe Motzko and a draft pick. Since that time, he has played for Columbus' farm team in the AHL, the Syracuse Crunch, with occasional call-ups to the Blue Jackets. On July 10th, 2008, Konopka signed a two year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Ottawa 67's OHL 56 7 8 15 62 7 0 0 0 2
1999–00 Ottawa 67's OHL 59 8 11 19 107 11 1 2 3 8
2000–01 Ottawa 67's OHL 66 20 45 65 120 20 7 13 20 47
2001–02 Ottawa 67's OHL 61 18 68 86 100 13 8 6 14 49
2002–03 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 68 22 48 70 231
2002–03 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 4 0 1 1 9
2003–04 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 23 6 22 28 82 17 9 8 17 30
2003–04 Utah Grizzlies AHL 43 7 4 11 198
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 75 17 29 46 212 12 3 3 6 26
2005–06 Portland Pirates AHL 34 18 26 44 57 19 11 18 29 46
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 23 4 3 7 48
2006–07 Lada Tolyatti RSL 4 0 0 0 8
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 42 11 24 35 97
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 20 9 11 20 70
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 6 0 0 0 20
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 62 24 31 55 194 13 3 7 10 42
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 3 0 0 0 15
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 70 17 40 57 186
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 7 0 1 1 29
NHL totals 39 4 4 8 112


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