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Who The Devil Is Travis Zajac?

This Devils forward is a fan favorite, but here are some fun facts you may not have known about him

by Caela McLoughlin @NJDevils /

Travis Zajac was drafted 20th overall in the first round of the 2004 NHL Draft and three years later, he started his career as a Devil. 

Tweet from @NJDevils: 2004 first round #DevilsDraft choice Travis Zajac shares his draft day experience and offers advice to his 20-year-old self.

Zajac is now in his 13th season with New Jersey and between being a force on the ice and participating in community events, it's no wonder this Devils forward is a fan favorite. Here are a few fun facts to make fans love him a little bit more than they already do.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Travis Zajac stopped by the @barnabas_health @NJDHockeyHouse this a.m. to surprise a youth hockey camp!

Zajac started playing hockey at the age of three and played soccer, lacrosse, and football growing up. If he wasn't currently a hockey player, he said he'd be a doctor, and his favorite movie and favorite hobby go hand in hand: Happy Gilmore and golf.  

This Devils forward's favorite team growing up was his hometown team, the Winnipeg Jets, and his favorite player was Wayne Gretzky. His favorite superhero is Batman and his favorite holiday is Christmas. Although we couldn't find a photo of him in what he said his best Halloween costume was (Peter Pan), we think his family had some great costumes during this year's Halloween.


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In his spare time, you might catch him watching his favorite TV Show, Family Feud, or listening to his favorite artist and fellow Canadian, Drake. His favorite actor is Brad Pitt, but I think we can all agree that one of the best things about this Devils forward - he cheers on his teammates, both past and present.

Tweet from @NJDevils: "Congrats Patty on getting your jersey raised to the rafters...Where it belongs!"- Travis Zajac #PattyForever

His favorite wrestler is Hulk Hogan and his favorite gadget is his iPhone. His first job was as a gas jockey, but what does Zajac love about his current job? Being able to put a smile on others' faces.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Travis Zajac and @NJDevil00 surprise @letsg0devs this morning to spread well wishes as she continues her fight! #LaurenTheWarrior

He also enjoys being a part of local community events. This past summer, Zajac took part in the outdoor hockey rink unveil at Newark's St. Philips Academy where he not only took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony but hopped into the rink with the kids to play hockey.

RELATED: Philip's Academy receives outdoor hockey rink from NJD & United Airlines

Him and his wife, Nikki, have three kids and let's just say, they're adorable. You can find some great content on Travis's Instagram such as this family photo one of his kids drew:

I miss you too, Zen! 😂#squadgoals #kindergarten

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It's also safe to say his family stands at the top of his biggest-fan list.

Always a good time when these 3 come visit The Rock

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To follow Zajac on social media, you can find him on Instagram at @traviszajacofficial. To follow the Devils on social media, you can catch them at @NJDevils on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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