|Assets:||Has loads of scoring upside and the versatilty to play both center and wing effectively. Is a good shooter and passer, and has good speed. Displays good energy.|
|Flaws:||Needs to add more bulk and become a more assertive physical player in order to maximize his overall potential. Also needs to continue refining his defensive game.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile depth forward with a little upside.|
|CCHA||First All-Star Team||2009-10|
|NCAA||West Second All-American Team||2009-10|
|10/02/2015||Assigned to the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|10/01/2015||Recalled from the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|9/27/2015||Placed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild for the purpose of being assigned to the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|7/01/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild to a one-year two-way contract.|
|3/07/2015||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|3/06/2015||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|3/02/2015||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|3/02/2015||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|2/26/2015||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|1/16/2015||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|1/12/2015||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|10/06/2014||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|7/13/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Vancouver Canucks did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|11/02/2013||Recalled from Utica (AHL).|
|10/19/2013||Loaned to Utica (AHL) for conditioning.|
|9/28/2013||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|7/19/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year two-way contract.|
|7/02/2013||Carolina Hurricanes tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/10/2013||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|4/06/2013||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|3/01/2013||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|2/25/2013||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|2/03/2013||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|1/14/2013||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|1/24/2012||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|1/18/2012||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|1/04/2012||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|12/26/2011||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|11/21/2011||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|11/19/2011||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|11/17/2011||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|11/07/2011||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|11/02/2011||Missed 7 games (lower body injury).|
|11/02/2011||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|10/14/2011||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/14/2011||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|2/13/2011||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|1/14/2011||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|12/31/2010||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|10/31/2010||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|3/18/2010||Signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|3/18/2010||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|7/01/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild.|
|7/13/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|9/28/2013||Vancouver Canucks traded Kellan Tochkin and a fourth-round draft-pick in 2014 to the Carolina Hurricanes for Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh.|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round (45th overall) in 2008.|
| 11/05/2015 7:25 PM
NewsDalpe underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip Thursday, and has been a recovery timetable of five months.
| 11/04/2015 9:54 AM
NewsDalpe has missed all but one game this season for Iowa of the AHL due to a groin injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
| 10/04/2015 11:09 PM
NewsDalpe scored two goals in AHL Iowa's preseason game Saturday, but could be recalled to the NHL this week if the Wild need a center, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
| 07/02/2015 11:47 AM
NewsDalpe signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Wild on Wednesday.
Buffalo signs Zac Dalpe to one-year contract | 07/13/2014 8:10 PM
NewsThe Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Zac Dalpe to a one-year contract.
ImpactThe Sabres have not yet disclosed whether it's a one-year or two-year deal. As James O'Brien points out at prohockeytalk.com, it makes a difference, the one- or two-way detail could be important because the general feeling is that Dalpe isn't exactly a shoo-in for a roster spot. The Olean Times Herald's Bill Hoppe believes that the 24-year-old will fight for a fourth-line forward spot.
Zac Dalpe will be a UFA on July 1 | 06/30/2014 4:47 PM
NewsZac Dalpe will be allowed to test the open market on July 1.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactHe won't be getting a qualifying offer from the Vancouver Canucks. Dalpe suited up in 55 games with the Canucks after he was acquired from Carolina in late September. He picked up just four goals and seven points in Vancouver.
Zac Dalpe the lone goal scorer for Canucks | 03/06/2014 11:27 PM
NewsZac Dalpe scored the only Vancouver goal in a nightmarish 6-1 loss to the Stars on Thursday night.
ImpactDalpe's fourth of the season was the only good thing about this disastrous performance for Vancouver. Alexander Edler and Kevin Bieksa picked up assists on the marker.
Zac Dalpe will stick with Sedin twins for now | 01/13/2014 4:50 PM
NewsZac Dalpe will skate on Vancouver's top line again Monday night.
ImpactHe will stay with Henrik and Daniel Sedin after he scored in the team's 2-1 win over St. Louis on Friday. "It could be a short leash, but at the same time I am going to try and take advantage of it," Dalpe said. "I'm not going to change up my game and think I am a super-skilled guy now that I play with the Sedins. I am going to do what I do, shoot the puck, and hopefully play well with them." He has two goals and two assists in 29 games this season.
Dalpe scores in win | 01/11/2014 2:43 AM
NewsZac Dalpe scored a goal in Vancouver's 2-1 win over St. Louis Friday evening.
ImpactDalpe played in the first line with Daniel and Henrik Sedin and he scored his second goal of the season. If Dalpe continues to play in the first line he could be a nice fantasy option in deeper leagues. The Canucks will play again on Sunday so we will have to see if he stays in the first line. Mike Santorelli scored the other goal for the Canucks.
Zac Dalpe completes conditioning stint | 11/04/2013 10:12 AM
NewsZac Dalpe has completed a two-week conditioning stint.
ImpactDalpe had three assists and a minus-six rating in six AHL games. He's also played in six contests with Vancouver this season, but he didn't record a point in those matches.
| 10/04/2013 1:34 AM
NewsZac Dalpe was called up from the minors on Thursday October 3.
Zac Dalpe shipped to Canucks in trade | 09/29/2013 12:41 AM
NewsZac Dalpe is heading to Vancouver along with Jeremy Walsh in the deal that sent Kellan Tochkin and a fourth-rounder to the Hurricanes.
ImpactTurning 24 in November, Dalpe has been a bit of a disappointment since being taken in the second round of the 2008 draft as he has just 41 games in the NHL and 10 points to show for it. It's not a bad gamble for the Canucks organization, but that doesn't mean fantasy owners need to put him on their radar anytime soon.
Zac Dalpe signs with Carolina | 07/19/2013 2:22 PM
NewsZac Dalpe has inked a one-year, two-way deal with Carolina.
ImpactDalpe can make $550,000 annually at the NHL level or $125,000 in the minors. No matter what happens though, he's guaranteed to earn at least $150,000. He had a goal and three points in 10 games with Carolina this season.
Carolina sends Zac Dalpe back to AHL | 04/10/2013 1:42 PM
NewsZac Dalpe has been reassigned to the AHL by Carolina.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactHe has one goal and two assists in 10 games with the Hurricanes this season.
Zac Dalpe gets only goal in 'Canes loss | 04/06/2013 10:13 PM
NewsZac Dalpe potted the only goal for the Hurricanes on Saturday night in their 4-1 loss to the Rangers.
ImpactDalpe scored his first goal of the year, in his first game since his latest recall, also recording four shots on goal and four hits. Eric Staal and Jeff Skinner had the helpers. Jordan Staal finished a team-low minus-two.
Zac Dalpe returns to the minors | 03/01/2013 3:35 PM
NewsZac Dalpe has been assigned to the minors.
ImpactDalpe has two points in seven games with Carolina this season. It wouldn't be surprising to see him get another stint with the club before the season's over.
Hurricanes promote Zac Dalpe | 02/25/2013 7:15 PM
NewsThe Carolina Hurricanes have called up Zac Dalpe from the minors.
ImpactDalpe has two points in six games with the Hurricanes this season. He also has 18 goals and 36 points in 45 AHL contests in 2012-13.
Zac Dalpe heads to the minors | 02/04/2013 9:48 AM
NewsZac Dalpe has been returned to the minors by the Carolina Hurricanes.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactDalpe has two assists in six games with Carolina this season. We wouldn't be surprised if he ends up working his way back onto the Hurricanes' roster before the 2013 campaign is over.
Zac Dalpe makes bid to stay with Canes | 01/17/2013 10:20 AM
NewsZac Dalpe skated with Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner on Wednesday.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactThe combination also played together during Tuesday's scrimmage. GM Jim Rutherford said Dalpe could be the running for a roster spot when he joined the team earlier this week. Coach Kirk Muller was quick to caution on Wednesday that any lines on display at camp are not "set in stone."
Zac Dalpe has a shot at sticking with Canes | 01/15/2013 10:44 AM
NewsZac Dalpe wasn't among Carolina's first group of call-ups, but he still could be a part of the Hurricanes' roster when the regular season begins Saturday.
Raleigh News & Observer
Impact"Dalpe's been one of the best players in Charlotte," GM Jim Rutherford said. "Who knows, by the end of the week he could be in the starting lineup for opening night." He had three points in 12 games with Carolina last season and has been productive for AHL Charlotte this campaign, while racking up 13 goals and 28 points in 38 contests.
Zac Dalpe Recalled from Charlotte (AHL) | 01/14/2013 10:18 PM
NewsZac Dalpe has been recalled from Charlotte of the AHL and is participating in the Hurricanes' shortened training camp this week.
ImpactDalpe didn't exactly lit it up in the AHL during the lockout but he should still develop into a solid NHL player in time. Dalpe has stuck around with the Hurricanes out of training camp each of the last two years, but he ended up playing only 31 NHL games combined over that time. He is on the final year of his entry-level deal and wants to prove himself ready for full-time NHL duty.
Zac Dalpe scores twice to lead 4-0 win | 01/04/2013 11:14 PM
NewsZac Dalpe potted a pair of goals in Charlotte's 4-0 shutout of Lake Erie on Friday night.
ImpactDalpe may never wind up as a top-line forward, but he should develop into a solid NHL player in time. He hasn't exactly lit it up in the AHL, either, with 10 goals and 11 assists in 34 games but perhaps this will get him going. Riley Nash had a goal and two assists, while Justin Faulk had a helper.
|Penalty Minutes||6||2013-14 (Van)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2013-14 (Van)|
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