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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

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players