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Kelly Zajac

Forward

#19

  • DOB: 6/6/1988
  • Ht: 5'11"
  • Wt: 180 LBS
  • Shoots: L
  • Years on Team: 1
  • School: Union College
  • Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Zajac, 28, brings American Hockey League (AHL) experience to South Carolina. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound forward spent parts of three seasons with the Albany Devils of the AHL from 2012-15, including scoring a career-best 44 points (12 goals, 32 assists) in 67 games during the 2013-14 campaign. Zajac skated in 14 games with Manitoba Moose of the AHL last season, notching one assist. Zajac has notched 62 points (17 goals, 45 assists) in 122 AHL games.

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, also appeared in 15 ECHL games with the Trenton Titans during the 2012-13 season, scoring 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 15 games. 

Zajac played his NCAA hockey at Union College, scoring 128 points (37 goals, 91 assists) in 159 games over four seasons. He helped Union to an ECAC regular season championship in 2011-12, and was an ECAC Third Team member that year, and an ECAC Second Team member in 2010-11. 

The forward comes from a hockey family. His father Tom played collegiate hockey at the University of Denver. He also has three brothers who play hockey, including Travis, 31, who plays for the New Jersey Devils. Older brother Darcy, 30, plays overseas in England, while younger brother Nolan, 24, is beginning his pro career as an ECHL defenseman for the Toledo Walleye.

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