Blue Jackets Ink F Zac Dalpe to Two-Year, Two-Way NHL/AHL Contract Extension
Ninth-year veteran leads Monsters in goals, points, power-play goals this season
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters announced Wednesday that the team’s NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets, signed forward Zac Dalpe to a two-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract extension through the 2020-21 season. A 6’2”, 194 lb. right-shooting native of Paris, ON, Dalpe, 29, posted one assist and a +1 rating in one appearance for the Blue Jackets this season and added 18-15-33 with 38 penalty minutes and a +2 rating in 35 appearances for Cleveland, leading the Monsters in goals (18), points (33) and power-play goals (7) so far this year.
Originally selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round (45th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Dalpe supplied 12-13-25 with 36 penalty minutes and a -30 rating in 141 career NHL appearances for Carolina, the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild and Columbus spanning parts of nine seasons from 2010-19. In 340 AHL appearances for the Albany River Rats, Charlotte Checkers, Utica Comets, Rochester Americans, Iowa Wild and Cleveland spanning parts of ten seasons from 2010-19, Dalpe tallied 126-122-248 with 171 penalty minutes and a +3 rating. Dalpe was named to the 2010-11 AHL All-Rookie Team and was selected to participate in the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic.
Prior to his professional career, Dalpe contributed 34-36-70 with 44 penalty minutes and a +19 rating in 76 NCAA appearances for Ohio State spanning two seasons with the Buckeyes from 2008-10.
Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Thursday home clash vs. the Laval Rocket with full coverage, live from The Q, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.