Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman Michael Del Zotto To A Pro Tryout Contract

By Ed Francis on December 25, 2020 at 3:01 pm
Michael Del Zotto
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Defenseman Michael Del Zotto has joined the Columbus Blue Jackets on a pro tryout contract, the team announced Friday.

Del Zotto, 30, joins his 7th NHL team by signing with the Blue Jackets. Last season, he scored two goals and added 13 assists in 49 games with the Anaheim Ducks.

Prior to the Ducks, the 6'0", 195lb Del Zotto also played with the New York Rangers, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, and St. Louis Blues. In 657 career games, the Stouffville, Ontario native has 56 goals and 180 assists. 

Del Zotto is a Stanley Cup champion, having won his only cup two seasons ago with the Blues. While with the Rangers, he was coached by current Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella.