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Canucks Acquire Defenceman Zach Fitzgerald From St. Louis Blues

Wednesday, 01.08.2007 / 2:00 PM / News
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Canucks Acquire Defenceman Zach Fitzgerald From St. Louis Blues
Zach Fitzgerald
Vancouver, B.C. –
Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Zack Fitzgerald from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for centre Francois-Pierre Guenette.  In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fitzgerald, 22, split the 2006-07 season between the Peoria Riverman and Alaska Aces. The 6’2”, 220-pound defenceman registered two points (0-2-2) and 86 penalty minutes in 29 games with Peoria last season. With Alaska in 2006-07, Fitzgerald recorded one point and 48 penalty minutes in 10 games and five points (2-3-5) and 82 penalty minutes in 14 playoff games.

Prior to his professional debut, Fitzgerald spent four seasons with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL (2001-02 to 2004-05). In 2004-05 he set career highs in assists (18), points (25) and penalty minutes (244) and led the WHL in penalty minutes (244).

In 2002-03, Fitzgerald captained the United States U-18 National team at the Eight Nations Tournament.

Fitzgerald was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the third round, 88th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Stats

Position: Defence
Born: Jun 16 1985
Hometown: Two Harbors, MN
Height: 6.02
Weight: 220
Shoots: L

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2000-2001 Duluth East  High-MN   26 1 7 8 44
2001-2002 Seattle  WHL   61 3 7 10 214
2002-2003 Seattle  WHL   64 8 14 22 232
2003-2004 Seattle  WHL   58 4 15 19 163
2004-2005 Seattle  WHL   65 7 18 25 34 244 3 0
2005-2006 Peoria  AHL   13 1 1 2 2 47 0 0 0
2005-2006 Alaska  ECHL   12 1 1 2 4 108 0 0 0
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2001-2002 Seattle  WHL   10 0 2 2 19
2002-2003 Seattle  WHL   15 0 4 4 0 33 0 0.0
2004-2005 Seattle  WHL   9 0 3 3 24 0 0