WCHA First All-Star Team (1995, 1996) NCAA West Second All-American Team (1995) NCAA West First All-American Team (1996)
Traded to Los Angeles by Detroit for Los Angeles' 6th round choice (Per Backer) in 2000 Entry Draft, October 22, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 27, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Sheffield (Britain), September 21, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Belfast (Britain), August 8, 2002.
Philadelphia is where I started my NHL career and this is where I want to be so I am really happy. This definitely gives me a lot of confidence by the Flyers showing that they have confidence in me. I know they want to see me get better as a player and this is the place to do it.
— Zac Rinaldo to the Flyers website on signing a two-year contract extension with Philadelphia