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#11 Darcy Zajac
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 196
Year: Senior
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
High School: Salmon Arm-BCHL
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Darcy Zajac
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 09/03/2009

Career: Graduated ranked tied for eighth on UND's career games played list with 166.

2009-10 (Senior): Assistant captain ... A WCHA Scholar Athlete and an All-WCHA Academic team selection ... Co-recipient of UND's Archie Krum Memorial Athletic Scholarship as the player "who demonstrates leadership qualities, high academic standards and athletic excellence" ... WCHA nominee for the Hockey Commissioner's Association Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award ... Collected a career-high 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) in 41 games ... Had a career-high +12 plus/minus rating ... Enjoyed the first three-point game of his career with two goals and an assist against Michigan Tech (March 5) ... Scored game-winner in that game ... Enjoyed a career-best five-game point streak from Oct. 16 to Nov. 6, collecting a goal and four assists in that time ... Scored game-winning goal in 8-1 win at No. 4 St. Cloud State (Feb. 13) ... Had a goal and an assist and was a +2 in that game ... Earned third letter ... Signed with the Adirondack Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, following the season and appeared in two games.

2008-09 (Junior): Named to second consecutive All-WCHA Academic team ... Appeared in all 43 games and established career highs in points (17) and assists (12) ... Scored overtime goal in 4-3 win over No. 13 Colorado College (March 1), a victory that put the Sioux in first place in the WCHA for the first time all season ... Tallied one goal in each game of that series ... Scored his first career shorthanded goal in a 5-1 game one win over Michigan Tech (March 13) in the first round of the WCHA playoffs ... Enjoyed a pair of two-assist games to establish a personal high - Dec. 5 at Harvard and Dec. 12 vs. St. Cloud State ... Won 393 faceoffs to rank second on the team ... Posted a .505 faceoff percentage ... Named to the Ice Breaker Invitational All-Tournament team in Boston (Oct. 10-11) ... Earned third letter.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Named to All-WCHA Academic team ... Appeared in 41 games ... Scored three goals and a career-high five assists ... Recorded a career-high 46 penalty minutes, all of which came in his 26 WCHA games ... Scored the first playoff goal of his career in the WCHA Final Five third place win over Colorado College (March 22) ... Picked up an assist one day earlier in the semifinal against Denver (March 21) ... Owned a plus or even plus/minus rating in 35 of his 41 games ... Earned second letter.

2006-07 (Freshman): Played in 41 of UND's 43 games ... Scored eight goals and had two assists for 10 points ... His eight goals led all UND freshmen ... Had two multi-goal games, including two in the season-opening 6-1 win over Quinnipiac on Oct. 6 in his college debut ... In his third collegiate game, he scored dramatic overtime game winner that beat Wisconsin 3-2 on Oct. 13 in Madison ... Scored two goals in a 7-2 win on March 3 at St. Cloud State ... Recipient of UND's Tom Hoghaug Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a freshman hockey player who has demonstrated initiative, character and a sense of responsibility ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Spent the 2005-06 season playing for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL ... Finished seventh in league scoring with 80 points in 57 games ... Was second on Salmon Arm in assists (43) and third in goals (37), while tying for the team lead in power-play goals (18) and shorthanded goals (2) ... Added another five goals and six assists for 11 points in 10 playoff games.

Personal: Majoring in physical education and exercise science ... A 2004 graduate of West Kildonan Collegiate ... Son of Tom and Trish Zajac ... Brother, Travis, played forward and lettered for the Fighting Sioux from 2004-06 and currently plays for the NHL's New Jersey Devils ... Father played hockey at the University of Denver.

Zajac's Career Overall Statistics:

Year   GP   G   A PTS        PEN PPG SHG GWG +/-
2006-07 41 8 2 10 9/18 1 0 1 +2
2007-08 41 3 5 8 16/46 0 0 0 +5
2008-09 43 5 12 17 16/32 0 1 1 +3
2009-10 41 8 11 19 15/49 0 0 2 +12
Totals 166 24 30   54 56/145      1      1        4

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Zajac's Career WCHA Statistics:

Year GP   G   A PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG +/-
2006-07   26   6   0     6       8/16     0     0      1     E
2007-08   26   0   3     3     16/46     0     0      0   +1
2008-09   28   4   8   12     11/22     0     0      1     E
2009-10   28   7   9   16     11/41     0     0      2 +11
Totals 108 17 20   37 46/125     0     0      4 +12

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