Zenon Konopka (C)
Acquired: Signed a two-year contract with the Lightning on July 10, 2008
Led Norfolk (AHL) in points and assists while finishing third in penalty minutes in 2008-09…Was the only player to be in the top 50 of both points and penalty minutes in the American Hockey League in 2008-09, ranking 17th in penalty minutes while tying for 38th in points…Recorded his first point/assist with Tampa Bay on 04/09/09 vs. Washington…Recalled to Tampa Bay (NHL) on 04/05/09 and finished the season with the Lightning…Had a nine-game point streak (4G, 8A) from 03/06/09 to 03/20/09 – a Norfolk season high…Extended his point streak to nine games with two goals for #1 star on 03/20/09 vs. Binghamton…Had assists in six consecutive games (7A) from 03/06/09 to 03/14/09 – a Norfolk season high…Had a “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” with a goal, assist and fight on 02/28/09 at Hershey…Recorded a pair of assists on 02/21/09 vs. Binghamton for #3 star…Registered three assists and was named #3 star on 01/10/09 vs. Manchester…Netted a pair of goals for #1 star honors on 01/09/09 vs. Manchester…Made his Lightning debut and registered seven penalty minutes in 12/10/08 at Buffalo…Recalled to Tampa Bay (NHL) on 12/10/08 and returned to Norfolk (AHL) on 12/17/08 (Appeared in three games with the Lightning and registered 17 penalty minutes)…Established a career high and tied a Norfolk franchise record with four assists in his 300th career AHL game on 11/26/08 vs. Springfield…Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist for first star honors on 11/15/08 at Manchester...Had a three-game goal-scoring streak (3G) from 11/07 – 11/11/08 – including two game-winning goals...Scored the game-winning goal in his second straight game on 11/11/08 at Lowell...Scored the game-winning goal and was third star of the game on 11/08/08 vs. Rockford...Registered his first points as an Admiral with a goal and an assist on 10/11/08 vs. Hershey...Made his Admirals debut on 10/10/08 vs. Hershey...Named Norfolk team captain on October 9, 2008.
2007-08: Syracuse (AHL) team captain in 2007-08…Set AHL career highs in goals and matched his career high in points with Syracuse…Ranked second on Syracuse in points and power-play goals (11), and was third in goals…Recalled to Columbus (NHL) from 04/01 – 04/07/08, playing three games…Recorded a hat trick with Syracuse on 03/16/08 vs. Binghamton, including his 200th career AHL point. 2006-07: Netted a hat trick 03/30/07 with Syracuse vs. Binghamton…Played in his 200th AHL game on 02/17/07 with Syracuse vs. Rochester…Made his Syracuse debut on 02/09/07 and recorded an assist…Traded to Columbus by Anaheim with Curtis Glencross and Anaheim’s 7th-round choice (Trent Vogelhuber) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft for Mark Hartigan on 01/26/07. 2005-06: Set NHL career highs in games, goals, points and power play goals (2) with Anaheim…Notched his first NHL assist on 12/16/05 with Anaheim vs. Los Angeles…Netted his first NHL goal/point on 11/06/05 with Anaheim vs. Minnesota…Made his NHL debut on 10/30/05 with Anaheim vs. Phoenix. 2004-05: Set an AHL career high 212 penalty minutes with Cincinnati in 2004-05, ranking second on the team. 2003-04: Scored his first career AHL goal on 12/03/03 with Utah vs. Houston (Johan Holmqvist)
2002-03 … Named to the 2002-03 ECHL All-Rookie team…Made his AHL debut with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Hershey on 01/22/03, notching an assist for his first AHL point…Scored his first pro goal on 10/19/02 with Wheeling vs. Peoria (Alfie Michaud)…Made his pro debut with Wheeling (ECHL) on 10/11/02, registering an assist for his first pro point. Junior Career: Played in 242 career OHL games with Ottawa from 1998-02…Helped the 67s to the Memorial Cup Tournament in 2001 by recording seven goals and 20 points.