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Canucks sign Mario Bliznak & Sean Zimmerman

Bliznak was originally selected by Vancouver, 205th overall in the 2005 Draft

Wednesday, 04.08.2010 / 5:37 PM / News
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Canucks sign Mario Bliznak & Sean Zimmerman

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Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed centre Mario Bliznak and Sean Zimmerman to one-year deals. In keeping with club policy terms were not disclosed.

Bliznak, 23, played in two NHL contests with Vancouver in 2009.10. He registered 28 points (13-15-28) and 40 penalty minutes in 76 games with the Manitoba Moose of the AHL. The 6’0”, 192 lbs. native of Trencin, Slovakia, was originally selected by Vancouver, 205th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Zimmerman, 23, played 72 games with the San Antonio Rampage last season recording nine points (2-7-9) and 105 penalty minutes. The 6’2”, 200 lbs. defenceman is native of Denver, Colorado and was originally drafted by New Jersey, 170th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Mario  Bliznak's Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2003-2004 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom U18-Svk-U18 46 25 26 51 62
2003-2004 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom Jr.-Slovak-Jr. 2 1 0 1 2
2004-2005 HK Dubnica nad Vahom U18-Svk-U18 14 5 8 13 45
2004-2005 HK Dubnica nad Vahom Jr.-Slovak-Jr. 36 22 17 39 38
2004-2005 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom-Slovakia 19 0 0 0 14
2005-2006 Vancouver Giants-WHL 69 9 12 21 6 29 4 2
2006-2007 Vancouver Giants-WHL 47 8 14 22 3 20 4 0 2
2006-2007 Slovakia-WJC-A 6 1 0 1 4
2007-2008 Vancouver Giants-WHL 67 19 32 51 8 36 6 0
2008-2009 Manitoba Moose-AHL 64 7 9 16 4 24 0 0 1
2009-2010 Canucks 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2005-2006 Vancouver Giants-WHL 18 4 1 5 3 14 2 1
2006-2007 Vancouver Giants-WHL 22 6 6 12 8 14 1 1
2007-2008 Vancouver Giants-WHL 10 3 5 8 3 2 0 0
2008-2009 Manitoba Moose-AHL 21 3 2 5 0 8 0 0 1



SEAN ZIMMERMAN’S CAREER STATISTICS

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2003-04  Spokane Chiefs              WHL    67    4    4    8   16   4   0   0   0   0
2004-05  Spokane Chiefs              WHL    71    2   14   16   36  --  --  --  --  --
2005-06  Spokane Chiefs              WHL    72    2   19   21   44  --  --  --  --  --
2005-06  Albany River Rats           AHL     6    0    0    0    4  --  --  --  --  --
2006-07  Spokane Chiefs              WHL    60    2   12   14   69   6   0   2   2   2
2006-07  Lowell Devils               AHL     1    0    0    0    2  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Trenton Devils              ECHL    8    0    1    1   10  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Lowell Devils               AHL    66    0    6    6   47  --  --  --  --  --
2008-09  Arizona Sundogs             CHL    20    0    3    3   20  --  --  --  --  --
2008-09  San Antonio Rampage         AHL    36    2    0    2   30  --  --  --  --  --
2009-10  San Antonio Rampage         AHL    72    2    7    9  105  --  --  --  --  --
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