Zenon Konopka
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 02/01/1981
BIRTHPLACE: Niagara on the Lake, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
ECHL All-Rookie Team (2003) Signed as a free agent by Utah (AHL), September 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, September 1, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Togliatti (Russia), July 26, 2006. Traded to Columbus by Anaheim with Curtis Glencross and Anaheim's 7th round choice (Trent Vogelhuber) in 2007 Entry Draft for Mark Hartigan, Joe Motzko and Columbus' 4th round choice (Sebastian Stefaniszin) in 2007 Entry Draft, January 26, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 10, 2008. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2012. Claimed on waivers by Buffalo from Minnesota, January 2, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Sanok (Poland), January 30, 2015. Officially announced his retirement, April 9, 2015.
2010-11: Appeared in all 82 games for the first time in his NHL career … Led the NHL with 307 minutes in penalties … Won 57.7 per cent of his faceoffs … Made his Islanders debut in the season opener on Oct. 9 vs. Dallas (5-4 SO loss) … Had a two-point game with a pair of assists on Nov. 17 vs. Tampa Bay (4-2 loss) … Scored his first goal with the Islanders on Dec. 2 vs. N.Y. Rangers (6-5 loss). 2009-10: Led the NHL in PIM with 265 … Played in his 100th career game on March 2 vs. Philadelphia (7-2 loss). 2008-09: Skated in seven NHL games with Tampa Bay, recording one assist and 29 penalty minutes … Made his Lightning debut on Dec. 10 at Buffalo (4-2 loss). ...Scored 57 points (17 goals/40 assists) and posted 186 penalty minutes in 70 AHL games with Norfolk … Was the only player in the AHL to rank in the top 50 for both points (38th) and PIM (17th). ... Named Norfolk’s captain on Oct. 9. 2007-08: Posted 55 points, including a career-high 24 goals with Syracuse (AHL). ... Recalled to Columbus on April 1 and played in three games. ...Was announced as Syracuse’s captain prior to the season. 2006-07: Split his fifth professional season between Syracuse and Portland of the AHL, totalling 55 points (20 goals and 35 assists) in 62 games. ... Also saw action in six NHL games with Columbus. ... Traded to Columbus by Anaheim on Jan. 26. 2005-06: Played in 23 games with Anaheim, posting seven points and 48 penalty minutes in his first NHL action. ...Made his NHL debut on Oct. 30 vs. Phoenix (3-2 win). ... Netted his first NHL goal and point on Nov. 6 vs. Minnesota (4-3 SO loss). ... Recorded his first NHL assist on Dec. 16 vs. Los Angeles (4-3 SO loss). ... Played in 34 AHL games with Portland, netting 44 points (18 goals and 26 assists) with 57 penalty minutes. 2004-05: Played in 75 AHL games with Cincinnati, recording 17 goals, 46 points and 212 penalty minutes. 2003-04: Spent the majority of the season with Utah of the AHL, scoring 11 points and 198 PIM. ... Also skated in 23 games with Idaho of the ECHL, posting 28 points (six goals and 22 assists). 2002-03: Scored 70 points (22 goals, 48 assists) in his rookie campaign with Wheeling (ECHL), while posting 231 penalty minutes. ... Also made his AHL debut with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, tallying one assist in four games. ... Selected to the ECHL All-Rookie Team. 2001-02: Collected a junior career-high 86 points (18 goals, 68 assists) in his fourth and final OHL season with Ottawa. 2000-01:  Helped the 67’s to the Memorial Cup tournament, recording 20 playoff points.