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Joe Zanussi

Joe Zanussi  #24

Defenseman
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: September 25, 1947
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Rossland, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 180
Shoots: Right
CHL Second All-Star Team (1971) Most Valuable Player CHL (1971) (co-winners - Andre Dupont, Gerry Ouellette & Peter McDuffe) AHL First All-Star Team (1975) Eddie Shore Award (Outstanding Defenseman AHL) (1975) CHL First All-Star Team (1978) Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit with Detroit's 1st round choice (Al Blanchard) in 1972 Amateur Draft for Gary Doak and Rick Newell, May 24, 1972. Selected by Winnipeg (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Boston by NY Rangers with Brad Park and Jean Ratelle for Phil Esposito and Carol Vadnais, November 7, 1975. Traded to St. Louis by Boston for Rick Smith, December 20, 1976.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday