The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 6-0, 195-lb defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Del Zotto, 25 (6/24/1990), enters his second season with the Flyers after signing a one-year contract with the club on Aug. 5, 2014. He recorded 32 points (10g-22a) to go along with 34 penalty minutes in 64 games last season with the Flyers. His 10 goals led all Flyers defensemen and 32 points ranked second on the club's defense.
His 32 points were also the most since the 2011-12 season with the NY Rangers. He also established new career-highs in game-winning-goals (4) and shots on net (119) this past season.
A native of Stouffville, Ontario, Del Zotto has recorded 37 goals and 121 assists for 158 points in 381 regular season games over parts of six seasons with the Rangers (2009-14) and Nashville Predators (2014), and 12 points (3g-9a) in 32 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, all with the Rangers.
Del Zotto was originally selected in the First Round (20th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.