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Travis Zajac
Travis Zajac
Center  - NJD
Number: 19
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Right
Born: May 13, 1985  (Age 31)
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Drafted: NJD / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (20th overall)
2012-13: One of six players in Devils’ lineup – and one of just four forwards – to see action in all 48 games; appeared in every game for fifth time in NHL career...Finished fourth on club with 7g-13a-20pts; six of seven goals and 16 of 20 points were recorded on home ice...Posted season-high three-game point-scoring streak Mar. 19-23 (1g-4a-5pts)...Posted four multiple-point games, including consecutive two-assist efforts Mar. 21-23; also had two assists Apr. 20 vs. Florida and 1g-1a Feb. 15 vs. Philadelphia...Notched team's first goal of season Jan. 19 at NY Islanders...Re-signed to long-term contract Jan. 16, just prior to start of regular-season schedule... 2011-12: Entered campaign as an injured, non-roster player with left Achilles tendon injury suffered during Aug. 17 off-ice workout; underwent successful surgery the following day...Recorded points in back-to-back games Mar. 31-Apr. 3 (1g-1a-2pts)...Notched fourth career game-deciding goal Mar. 27 vs. Chicago...Returned to lineup/posted assist Mar. 25 at Pittsburgh; activated/removed from Injured Reserve that evening after missing 37 games Jan. 4-Mar. 23 with soreness...Played in eight straight contests through Jan. 2 after making season debut Dec. 16 vs. Dallas; activated off of I.R. List that day...Posted points in back-to- back games Dec. 20-23 (1g-1a-2pts)...Finished post-season tied for third (B. Salvador) on Devils with 7g-7a-14pts...Led club with 3g-3a- 6pts during Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Florida; notched overtime goal in game six...Posted team season-high 4-game point- scoring streak Apr. 29-May 6 (2g-2a-4pts)...2010-11: Recipient of Unsung Hero Award as voted by his teammates; honored at Apr. 7 Awards Luncheon...Is Devils’ ironman; appeared in career-high/franchise-record 401 consecutive games Oct. 26, 2006 to Apr. 10, 2011...Set record Mar. 17 at Ottawa; tied K. Daneyko (388) Mar. 15 vs. Atlanta after passing S. Brylin (328) Oct. 27 at San Jose and K. Muller (321) Oct. 11 vs. Pittsburgh...Reached 388-game mark at 25 years, ten months and two days old; compared to Daneyko’s 29 years, 11 months, and 12 days...Games-played total included his 400th career NHL contest Mar. 25 at Pittsburgh...Finished second on squad with 31a (P. Elias, 41), marking third straight 30a season; third with 44pts...Totals showed eight multiple-point games, including team season-high (tie, 6 other times) 1g-2a-3pts Feb. 6 at Montreal...Posted lone two-goal game of season/fifth career Mar. 11 at Atlanta; notched first two power play goals of season, including OT tally...Recorded five 3-game point-scoring streaks, most recently Mar. 2-6 (1g-2a-3pts)...Posted second career shorthanded goal Jan. 14 at Tampa Bay...Recorded GDG Nov. 27 vs. Philadelphia...Represented Team Canada/served as alternate captain at 2011 World Championships in Bratislava/Kosice, Czech Rep...2009-10: Only player in New Jersey’s lineup to appear in all 82 games; passed J. Pandolfo (307) for fourth-longest consecutive games-played stretch in team history Mar. 20 vs. St. Louis...Totals included 300th career NHL game Feb. 5 vs. Toronto, 200th point with assist Mar. 27 at Montreal and 100th assist Nov. 19 at Nashville...Set career highs with 25g and 67pts (20g/62pts, ’08-09); 42a matched previous season’s career best...Tied for second on team (5 others) with four game- winning goals (Z. Parise, 5)...Posted points in six straight games Feb. 8-Mar. 5 (3g-6a- 9pts)...Recorded career-high 18 multiple-point games, including career-high 1g-3a-4pts (since tied) Jan. 29 vs. Toronto...Had three 3a/point efforts: Apr. 10 vs. NY Islanders, Jan. 23 at NY Islanders and Nov. 12 at Pittsburgh...Had 14 2pt contests, including 2g Mar. 23 vs. Columbus... Recorded first career OT goal Jan. 29...2008-09: One of five players in team’s lineup to play in all 82 games...With 20g-42a-62pts, established new career highs in goals (since surpassed), assists (since tied) and points (since surpassed)...First on squad/tied for fourth in NHL (D. Keith, Chi.) with career-high plus-33 mark after finishing at -11 the previous season; third with 42a...Posted assists/points in six straight contests Jan. 21-Feb. 6 (2g-7a- 9pts)...Notched 15 multiple-point games after posting just 13 in first two seasons combined...Totals included four season-high 3pt efforts: 1g-2a Feb. 26 vs. Colorado, 1g-2a Jan. 10 at Los Angeles, 1g-2a Dec. 27 at NY Rangers and career-high (tie, since tied) 3a Nov. 15 vs. Washington...Matched career high with 2g Dec. 12 vs. NY Rangers (since surpassed)...Appeared in his 200th career game Jan. 4 vs. Ottawa; reached/surpassed 100pt mark Dec. 27 at NY Rangers...Tallied GDG Dec. 21 vs. Philadelphia in only shootout attempt of season...A member of Team Canada’s Silver Medal-winning team at World Championships in Bern, Zurich-Kloten, Swi...2007-08: One of four New Jersey players to appear in all 82 games; joined Brylin, B. Gionta and D. Zubrus...Stats showed six multiple-point games, including two season-high 3pt efforts: season/career-high (tie, since tied) 3a Jan. 22 at Philadelphia and 1g-2a Oct. 13 at Atlanta...Had four 2pt games, including career-high (tie, since surpassed) 2g Oct. 17 at Pittsburgh...Posted 4-game point-scoring streak Jan. 16-22 (3g-3a-6pts)...Appeared in his 100th career game Nov. 17 at Philadelphia...Recorded six of his 14g vs. Atlantic Division opposition...Added 1a in five post-season games...2006-07: Completed first season as a pro/in NHL...Finished seventh on Devils with 17g-25a-42pts overall while appearing in 80 of 82 games...Matched team’s rookie record (K. Todd, Feb. 8-21, ’92 & S. Gomez, Nov. 12-Dec. 1, ’99) with season/career-high 8-game point-scoring streak Mar. 15- 30 (3g-6a-9pts)...Posted seven multiple-point games, including career-high 3a Nov. 17 vs. Ottawa (since tied)...Six 2pt games included first career 2g match Feb. 1 at Philadelphia...Recorded GDG Mar. 24 at Florida; finished 1-4 in SO overall...Missed two contests Oct. 21-24 with bruised thigh...Posted his first career NHL goal/Devils’ lone tally Oct. 7 at Dallas...Made his NHL debut in season opener Oct. 6 at Carolina; game marked just the 13th time in team history that two rookies (J. Oduya) made their NHL debuts in the same game...Joined D. Hale, P. Martin (Oct. 8, 2003); J. Boumedienne, S. Clemmensen, A. Salomonsson (Oct. 6, ’01); M. Danton, S. Gron (Feb. 23, ’01); M. Brodeur, J. Dowd (Mar. 26, ’92); J. Miller, J. Skalde (Oct. 7, ’90); N. Brady, V. Fetisov, S. Starikov (Oct. 5, ’89); K. Friesen, C. Terreri (Oct. 18, ’86); A. Chevrier, C. Wolanin (Oct. 10, ’85); U. Hiemer, K. Muller, M. Wilson (Oct. 12, ’84); A. Hepple, R. Trottier (Oct. 7, ’83); K. Daneyko, J. MacLean (Oct. 5, ’83); and L. Floyd, M. Moher (Feb. 27, ’83)...Appeared in all 11 of the team’s post-season contests...Assisted on J. Langenbrunner’s OT goal in game 2 of ECSF vs. Ottawa...Tallied first career post-season goal in game 1...Recorded 3a/pts in ECQF vs. Tampa Bay overall, including 2a in game 4 and first career playoff point with assist in game 3...One of three Devils’ rookies (A. Greene & Oduya) to make NHL post-season debut in game 1...OTHER: Saw action in 2 games with Albany (AHL) in 2005-06 upon completion of collegiate career...Played two seasons at North Dakota (WCHA); school advanced to NCAA Championship Game his freshman season, as well as Frozen Four tourney as a sophomore...Named to NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team, NCAA East All- Tournament Team and WCHA All-Rookie Team in 2005...Drafted by New Jersey after two seasons with Salmon Arm (BCHL)...Signed first pro contract April 13, 2006.