Former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Michael Del Zotto.
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LATEST | Former Canuck Michael Del Zotto opens up about his time in Vancouver

Published January 23, 2024 at 6:16 PM
BY COOPER GODIN
     
Back in September, after going unsigned all summer, former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Michael Del Zotto decided to hang up his skates after parts of 13 seasons in the National Hockey League.

This week, the former Canucks defenceman was a guest on a recent edition of 'Sekeres & Price' and opened up about his time in Vancouver.

Del Zotto told Sekeres & Price that he's very grateful for his time with the Canucks and getting to play with the Sedins during their final season was special. He also went on to add that he's happy to see the success they're having this season.

""My first year there was the only year of my career where I played a full 82 games...getting a year with the twins in their last year was very, very special, two of the classiest individuals you'll ever meet. I enjoyed my time in Vancouver, I would've liked to maybe played there a little longer...I'm happy to see the success that they're having...Petey & Boes...they were like little brothers to me." Del Zotto said.



The 33-year-old appeared in 105 games with the Vancouver Canucks across parts of two seasons (2017-18 & 2018-19) before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Luke Schenn and a 2020 seventh-round pick. In those 105 games, the Stouffville, Ontario native had 26 points (seven goal, 19 assists), 56 penalty minutes and was a minus-five.

After his time with the Canucks, Del Zotto would go on to spend time with the Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues, Columbus Blue Jackets, Ottawa Senators, Belleville Senators, Charlotte Checkers and San Diego Gulls, before calling time on his playing career. Del Zotto finished his NHL career with 262 points and 284 penalty minutes in 736 games.

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