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Zenon Konopka

Zenon Konopka  #24

Center
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: January 2, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Niagara On The Lake, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 213
Shoots: Left

2013-14:
• Finished 1st among Sabres skaters with 12 fighting majors
• Missed seven games due to a back injury (3/25-4/6)
• Won nine-of-10 faceoffs vs. MTL (3/16)
• Won seven-of-nine faceoffs vs. NSH (3/11)
• Won nine-of-11 faceoffs vs. WSH (1/28)
• Tallied his first point as a Sabre with an assist vs. CAR (1/23)
• Won 16 of 21 faceoffs vs. PHI (1/14)
• Contributed two hits and two blocked shots over 11:37 TOI in his Sabres debut vs. NJD (1/4)
• Recorded an assist at PIT (12/19)
• Registered season-high three hits at SJS (12/12)
• Skated season-high 11:55 vs. PHX (11/27)
• Scored first goal of season vs. CGY (11/5)
• Played in 300th career NHL game vs. CHI (10/28)

ECHL All-Rookie Team (2003) Signed as a free agent by Utah (AHL), September 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, September 1, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Togliatti (Russia), July 26, 2006. Traded to Columbus by Anaheim with Curtis Glencross and Anaheim's 7th round choice (Trent Vogelhuber) in 2007 Entry Draft for Mark Hartigan, Joe Motzko and Columbus' 4th round choice (Sebastian Stefaniszin) in 2007 Entry Draft, January 26, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 10, 2008. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2012.
Quote of the Day

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp