Goalie to begin his fourth professional seasonRALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 6, 2004)
â€“ Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Rob Zepp on a one-year contract. As per club policy, no other terms were announced.
â€œRob is a good, young goaltender who brings depth to our system,â€? said Karmanos. â€œHe was a big part of the Everbladesâ€™ Eastern Conference championship and run to the Kelly Cup finals.â€?
In 2003-04, Zepp (6â€™ 1â€?, 190 lbs) posted a 14-13-7 record and a 2.95 goals-against average in 35 games with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. He recorded an 8-3 record and a 2.72 goals-against average in 12 games during Floridaâ€™s run to the Kelly Cup finals which included the teamâ€™s first Eastern Conference championship.
The Hurricanes selected Zepp in the fourth round, 110th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. The 22 year-old Newmarket, Ont., native has posted a 40-31-16 regular-season record and a 2.95 goals-against average in 89 regular-season games in three seasons with Florida. Zepp has also posted a 1-4-2 reocrd in seven American Hockey League games with Lowell.