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Aug. 8: Capitals Sign Free Agent Miroslav Zalesak

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Capitals Sign Free Agent Miroslav Zalesak


 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 8, 2005 - The Washington Capitals today signed right wing Miroslav Zalesak, who most recently played in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 
Zalesak, 25, was selected 104th overall (fourth round) by San Jose in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. The 6' 0", 200-pound native of Skalica, (then Czechoslovakia), recorded no points and no penalty minutes in two games with the Sharks in 2003-04, his most recent NHL action.
 
In parts of two NHL seasons Zalesak has totaled one goal and two assists (three points) in 12 games. He totaled 35 goals, 40 assists (75 points) and 80 penalty minutes in 72 games with Cleveland of the AHL in 2003-04. Zalesak finished third in the league in goals and scoring and fourth in the league with 13 power-play goals in 2003-04.
 
Prior to beginning his North American pro career in 2000-01, Zalesak played four seasons in his native Slovakia and two seasons with Drummondville of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
 
Capitals season-ticket and partial plans for the 2005-06 season are now available. Season-ticket prices were reduced by an average of 11% last summer and will start at as low as $14 per game. Call 202-266-CAPS or visit WashingtonCaps.com for information.  Plan holders can also take advantage of the Caps PowerPay option - monthly payments with no fees or charges.
 
 
Zalesak's career statistics on following page.
 
 

Miroslav Zalesak


Position: Right Wing
Birthday: Jan. 2, 1980 (Skalica, Czech.)
Height: 6-0         Weight: 200         Shoots: Left
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, Aug. 8, 2005.
 

Career Statistics:

                                                                                 Regular Season                                             Playoffs

Year        Team                        League          GP      G       A     Pts      PIM          GP      G       A     Pts   PIM

1995-96    HC Nitra Jr.               Slovak-Jr.        49      53      29      82          --

1996-97    HC Nitra Jr.               Slovak-Jr.        58      51      31      82          --              

1997-98    Nitra Jr.                     Slovak-Jr.        27      32      29      61         30

                Nitra                         Slovakia          30       8       6      14          0

1998-99    Nitra                         Slovakia          15       4       3       7         10

               Drummondville          QMJHL           45      24      27      51         18              -        -        -        -        -

1999-00    Drummondville          QMJHL           60      50      61    111         40            16       7      11      18      14     

2000-01    Kentucky                   AHL               60      14      11      25         26             3       0       1       1       4      -           -

2001-02    Cleveland                  AHL               74      22      20      42         44              -        -        -        -        -

2002-03    Cleveland                  AHL               50      27      22      49         35              -        -        -        -        -

               San Jose                   NHL               10       1       2       3          0              -        -        -        -        -

2003-04    Cleveland                  AHL               72      35      40      75         80             9       1       4       5      14

               San Jose                   NHL                2       0       0       0          0              -        -        -        -        -

2004-05    HC Chemopetrol         Cze-Rep.          30       6       6      12         26

               HK Skalica                Slovakia          18      11      14      25         18

 

               TOTALS                  NHL               12       1       2       3          0              -        -        -        -        -

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