JEFF ZATKOFF RUMORS & GOSSIP
By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)
Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Jeff Zatkoff.
A lot of questions lingered in the air for the Pittsburgh Penguins at the start of the 2013-2014 campaign, and the center of the conversation was goaltending.
It is amazing how much can change in nine months, isn't it? This time nine months ago Marc-Andre Fleury was struggling. Tomas Vokoun was leading the Penguins through the playoffs with stellar play. Jeff Zatkoff was in the playoffs in the AHL with the Baby Pens. The playoff stats among the three included: Fleury was 2-2 with a 3.51 GAA and a .883 save percentage, Vokoun was 6...
Pittsburgh looks to rebound after their embarrassing loss to the Florida Panthers on Monday, Jan. 20.
After a sloppy performance at home against the Florida Panthers. Pittsburgh will look to rebound tonight, Jan. 22, against Montreal (27-17-5) on home ice. Pittsburgh’s franchise-record 13-game home winning streak was snapped in the 5-1 loss on Monday, Jan. 20.
You could make the argument that the Penguins are the hottest team in the league right now.
Banged up and without many of it’s normal starters, the Pens are a rag-tag combination of relatively untested young prospects, AHL call-ups, and bottom six role players. Despite this, Captain Sidney Crosby has managed to lead the Penguins to six straight wins and 11 in 12 games.
Zatkoff has been money during his tenure with the Penguins. Photo Credit: Rant Sports
Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff parlayed his strong play into a brand new two-year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The contract kicks in next season and has an average annual value of $600,000.
From The Penguins:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to a two-year contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The deal begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2015-16 campaign, and has an average annual value of $600,000. Zatkoff, 26, stopped 24 shots against the Minnesota...
Get on up, it's Zatkoff Time!
Article by Kyle Fritz (@LuigiLemieux) for Pens Initiative
It was late before the season began when we learned that Tomas Vokoun was in trouble.
We had seen him get out of tough situations before, holding strong in front of perilous offensive attacks, and keeping our boys in games when things looked their bleakest.
Jeff Zatkoff is making a believer out of the Penguins.
Following three cameo appearances during the past seven weeks, Zatkoff is about to become busier as the Penguins enter one of their most grueling stretches of the regular season.
Coach Dan Bylsma is prepared to give Zatkoff more playing time.
“I think he's proven he can go in there and be a solid backstop,” Bylsma said...
Jeff Zatkoff put it on himself Friday night.
“That's the difference and I've got to be better” he said after making 24 saves in the Penguins' 6-3 loss to the Panthers at BB&T Center.
Zatkoff was thrilled to make his first NHL start but not pleased with his performance.
He failed to squeeze shots between his arms and control rebounds with his legs and he occasionally...
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Pens signed goalie Jeff Zatkoff:
Netminder Jeff Zatkoff agrees to two-year, two-way deal with PIT. $525K in NHL/105K in the minors.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2012
Zatkoff is an AHL goalie, from the Kings system. If you hear his name next season on the Penguins things went terribly wrong. But he apparently is an upgrade according...