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Ziggy Palffy

Ziggy Palffy  #33

Right Wing
NUMBER: 33 BIRTHDATE: May 5, 1972
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Skalica, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 181 DRAFTED: NYI / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (26th overall)
Czechoslovakian Rookie of the Year (1991) Czechoslovakian First All-Star Team (1992) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998, 2001, 2002) Traded to Los Angeles by NY Islanders with Brian Smolinski, Marcel Cousineau and New Jersey's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Daniel Johansson) in 1999 Entry Draft for Olli Jokinen, Josh Green, Mathieu Biron and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (Taylor Pyatt) in 1999 Entry Draft, June 20, 1999. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to shoulder injury vs. Anaheim, January 7, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Slavia Praha (CzRep), September 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Skalica (Slovakia), October 7, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Slavia Praha (CzRep), November 16, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 6, 2005. Officially announced retirement January 18, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Skalica (Slovakia), July 19, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, August 1, 2013.
Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016