Michael Del Zotto’s Late Game Goal Lifts Blue Jackets Over Hawks

Michael Del Zotto is an interesting player not matter where he goes. It feels like he has been around the league forever, and that is because he has. MDZ was drafted 20th overall by the Rangers in 2008 after playing for the Oshawa Generals and London Knights in the OHL, where he was an assist machine both in the regular season and playoffs.

MDZ has played for the Rangers, Predators, Flyers, Canucks, Ducks, Blues, where he won a Stanley Cup, and of course no the Columbus Blue Jackets. So far before tonight’s game, MDZ has put up 4 assists in 14 games with the Blue Jackets, not great but not awful. He can now add a goal and assist to his stats, bring him up to 6 points on the season. You have to give credit to Del Zotto being reunited with head coach Tortorella, even if he may be the cause of a few of Columbus’ problems this season.

Tonight MDZ stepped up and buried a goal for Columbus, setting up a comeback win versus the Blackhawks.

Here is goal courtesy of Yahoo Sports Canada.

This allowed Kevin Stenlund to seal the deal for Columbus:

Michael Del Zotto had a few chances to bury a goal, but got it when it counted. Hopefully the now 30-year-old defensemen will be able to rebound and have another solid season with a Columbus team on the rise.

P.S. Roslavic looking like a steal, I am starting to feel like it was the PLD-Roslavic trade instead of the PLD-Laine trade.

-GM Mitch

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