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Zenon Konopka

Zenon Konopka  #24

NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: January 2, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Niagara On The Lake, ON, Canada
Shoots: Left
ECHL All-Rookie Team (2003) Signed as a free agent by Utah (AHL), September 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, September 1, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Togliatti (Russia), July 26, 2006. Traded to Columbus by Anaheim with Curtis Glencross and Anaheim's 7th round choice (Trent Vogelhuber) in 2007 Entry Draft for Mark Hartigan, Joe Motzko and Columbus' 4th round choice (Sebastian Stefaniszin) in 2007 Entry Draft, January 26, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 10, 2008. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2012. Claimed on waivers by Buffalo from Minnesota, January 2, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Sanok (Poland), January 30, 2015. Officially announced his retirement, April 9, 2015.
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We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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