Zac Dalpe (RW)
Signed a one-year NHL contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres on July 13, 2014.
2013-14: Spent the majority of the season with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, recording NHL career-highs in goals (4), assists (3), points (7) and gamed played (55)… Notched three assists and two PIM in six American Hockey League contests with the Utica Comets… Collected his only multi-point outing of the season with a goal and an assist vs. Phoenix on 1/26… Scored a goal and logged a season-high 14:15 of ice time with four shots against St. Louis on 1/10… Registered his first point as a Canuck with an assist in a 3-2 win at Carolina on12/01… Tallied his first point as a Comet with an assist vs. Syracuse on 10/25… Took for shots and was held scoreless in his Utica debut at Rochester on 10/19… Made his Canucks regular-season debut at San Jose on 10/03
2012-13: Scored one goal and added two assists for three points in 10 games for the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)… Completed his third season with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL), recording 42 points (21+21) and a team-low 12 PIM… Led the Checkers with a career-best +16 on-ice rating while finishing second on the team in shots (176), third in goals (21) and fourth in points (42)… One of just three Checkers to reach the 20-goal mark… Averaged 3.30 shots per game and recorded at least one shot on goal in 53 of his 54 appearances with Charlotte (only exception being a 4-3 loss at Milwaukee on 10/19)… Contributed six power-play goals and ranked third in the AHL with three shorthanded tallies… Racked up four PIM in five AHL playoff appearances for the Checkers… Notched a season-high four points with two goals and two assists in a 5-1 win at Abbotsford on 2/22… Posted a season-long seven-game point streak (7+4) from 1/04 to 2/10 in between recalls to Carolina… Skated a season-high 15:46 at Boston on 4/08… Netted his only NHL goal of the season vs. the New York Rangers on 4/06… Assisted on a pair of goals in a 6-3 win over Buffalo on 1/24… Registered two assists vs. Peoria on 12/20… Scored twice in a 4-3 win at San Antonio on 11/16… Collected points in three straight games from 11/8 to 11/16, totaling five points (3+2) over that span… Had a three-game point streak (1+4) from 10/19 to 10/21... 2011-12: Completed his second professional season and second with the Checkers… Finished third on the Checkers in goals (18) and fifth in points (32) in just 56 games played… Ranked fourth on the team with six power-play goals… Was third on Charlotte with a career-high 183 shots on goal… Led the team with two shorthanded goals… Took just 17 penalty minutes, the second lowest of any Checker that played in 50 or more game… Played in 16 NHL games with the Carolina Hurricanes, scoring three points (1+2) over four separate recalls to the big club… Scored his 17th goal of the season and took eight shots at Hershey on 3/25… Notched a goal and an assist and took a career-high 10 shots on goal, the most by any Checkers player in a single game during the season, vs. Chicago on 3/11… Scored his team-leading second shorthanded goal of the season vs. Chicago on 3/10… Tallied his 13th goal of the season just 53 seconds into the Checkers’ win at Peoria on 2/17… Took five shots and recorded the second fighting major of his AHL career vs. Norfolk on 2/12… Notched the Checkers’ only overtime-winning goal of the season and second goal in as many games at Milwaukee on 2/10… Scored his 10th goal of the season, a power-play tally vs. Rockford on 1/26… Set up Carolina’s only goal of the game, a Jeff Skinner tally at New York Islanders on 1/21… Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in the 6-5 win vs. Grand Rapids on 1/17, extending his season-best point streak to six games (5+3)… Scored the third shorthanded goal of his career and first of the season at Chicago on 1/08… Notched two goals for his only multi-goal game of the season at Milwaukee on 1/07… Logged 19:13 of ice time for Carolina vs. New York Islanders on 1/03… Recorded his first NHL points of the season with a one-goal, one-assist performance vs. Toronto on 12/29 – his first career multi-point game at the NHL level… Scored Charlotte’s first goal just 2:05 into the overtime loss vs. Oklahoma City on 12/20… Recorded his only multi-assist game of the season with two helpers vs. Chicago on 12/16… Opened the scoring just 4:23 into the first period of the Checkers’ win vs. Texas on 11/30… Notched a goal and an assist and took a game-high seven shots on goal in his third AHL game of the season vs. Rockford on 11/18… Reassigned to Charlotte and made his season debut with the Checkers at Milwaukee on 11/04 after starting the season in the NHL… 2010-11: Appeared in 15 NHL games for Carolina, collecting four points on three goals and one assist… Enjoyed a breakout rookie campaign with Charlotte, setting career-highs in all offensive categories, including goals (23), assists (34), points (57), penalty minutes (21) and games played (61)… Finished fourth on the team in goals and points and ranked second in assists… Paced the Checkers with six shootout goals and two shorthanded markers… Finished third in scoring among AHL rookies and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team… Complied 13 multi-point showings, including back-to-back four-point outings…Skated in all 16 Calder Cup Playoff games for Charlotte, helping the Checkers advance to the Eastern Conference Finals… Was tied for first among Charlotte skaters in goals (6) and was second on the team in points (13)… Placed second among league rookies in postseason scoring and tied for third in goals… Tied for 13th overall in playoff goals… Had a four-game point streak (1+3) from 4/20 to 4/28… Potted both Checkers goals in a 4-2 loss to Hershey in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on 4/17… Notched three points (1+2) in Game 1 of Charlotte’s first-round series against Hershey on 4/14… Closed out the regular season with two points (1+1) in a 6-2 win over Worcester on 4/09… Recorded two goals with an assist vs. Norfolk on 3/27… Had a three-game point streak (1+4) from 2/24 to 2/26… Collected three points (1+2) vs. Connecticut on 2/24… Earned his second consecutive four-point game with a season-high four assists in a 9-5 rout at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 1/23… Had a goal along with three assists despite a 6-5 loss to Springfield on 1/21… Scored his third goal of the season vs. Atlanta on 1/09, prior to being reassigned to Charlotte on 1/14… Found the net for the second consecutive game and was +2 vs. Florida on 1/03… Beat Johan Hedberg for his first NHL goal, which proved to be the game-winning goal, vs. New Jersey on 1/01… Reeled off a season-long seven-game point streak from 12/28 to 1/23, recording 14 points (2+12) over that span… Tallied three points (1+2) vs. Hershey on 12/12… Scored twice and added an assist for a three-point game at Norfolk on 11/24… Posted a five-game point streak (6+2) from 11/06 to 11/12, finding the back of the net in each game over that span in what was the fourth-longest goal-scoring streak in the AHL during the campaign… Scored his first goal as a Checker as part of a two-point game (1+1) at Norfolk on 11/06… Recorded his first point as a Checker with an assist vs. Portland on 11/03… Made his Checkers debut vs. Portland on 11/02… Began the season with Carolina, making his NHL debut and earning his first NHL point with an assist on Anton Babchuk’s goal against Minnesota in the first game of the 2010 NHL Premiere in Helsinki on 10/07… 2009-10: Made his American Hockey League debut, recording seven points (6+1) in nine games with the Albany River Rats (AHL)… Added six points (3+3) in eight Calder Cup Playoff appearances with Albany… Completed his sophomore season at Ohio State (CCHA), where he led the Buckeyes in goals (21), points (45), and power-play goals (8), and ranked second in assists (24), while playing in all 39 of the team’s games… His 21 goals ranked first among Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) skaters and his 45 points ranked second in the conference… Named to the 2009-10 All-CCHA First Team, as voted by the conference’s coaches, and was named a West Second-Team All-American, as voted on by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA)… Scored twice to go along with an assist in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Hershey on 4/27… Collected two points, including his postseason goal, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Hershey on 4/25… Notched his first professional playoff point with an assist in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Hershey on 4/24… Made his professional postseason debut in Game 1 of Albany’s first-round series against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 4/14… Scored for the third straight game and added an assist at Springfield on 3/28… Tallied his first-career hat trick in a 5-2 win at Syracuse on 3/27… Scored his first professional goal at Adirondack on 3/24… Made his pro/AHL debut at Binghamton on 3/20… Signed a three-year, two-way NHL contract with Carolina on 3/18 and assigned to Albany on an ATO… 2008-09: Completed his freshman season at Ohio State (CCHA) with 25 points (13+12) and a +7 rating in 37 games... Was named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team and was one of three finalists for CCHA Rookie of the Year... Finished tied for third among Buckeye skaters in goals
with 13, including three game-winning goals... Was third among CCHA rookies and tied for seventh among NCAA rookies in goals... Ranked tied for fifth among CCHA rookies in points... Named CCHA Rookie of the Week three times (10/19, 11/10, 2/09)... Registered three assists and was +2 vs. Notre Dame on 2/08… Had a five-game scoring streak from 11/01 to 11/21, notching six points (4+2) over that span… Scored his first-career NCAA goal with a power-play tally at Denver on 10/25… Earned his first collegiate point with an assist vs. Lake Superior State on 10/17… 2007-08: Played one season in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) with the Penticton Vees, totaling 63 points on 27 goals and 36 assists in 46 regular-season games… Finished second on the team in goals and third in assists and points… Was named Penticton’s Rookie of the Year and posted 17 points (8+9) in 15 playoff games to help lead the Vees to the BCHL championship