JEFF ZATKOFF RUMORS & GOSSIP
By: Meesh Shanmugam
Welcome back everyone! With a new season, new coach, new GM, and new hope (at least temporarily), I’ll be working on some new formats for the postgame thoughts before the regular season arrives. Ideas and suggestions are very much encouraged; let me know what you want to see and read about! Goal assessments and descriptions will return when...
Jeff Zatkoff still talks about The Game.
A lot of athletes have a key moment they think about in capital letters, but Zatkoff’s comes with a twist.
It not only was the Penguins goaltender’s NHL debut, but he also flopped in it.
Pressed into duty as the team’s backup to Marc-Andre Fleury last season after a blood-clot issue felled Tomas Vokoun, Zatkoff started the fourth...
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.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced today that they have signed back up goalie Jeff Zatkoff to a 2 year contract extension.The contract will take begin in the 2014-15 season to 2015-16.The contract is worth an average of $600,000 annually.So far this season Zatkoff has played in 8 games. He has a 6-2 record and has won all 6 of his last 6 games. He has a 2.46 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
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.
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 to...