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Travis Zajac

29-Year-Old Center – New Jersey Devils

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Expecting Zajac to be a 50-plus point player may be a longshot despite the fact that he is the teamís No. 1 center. Much of what he does on the ice is not measured statistically, as he is a sound two-way center often matched up against the oppositionís top lines. His consecu...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 205   DOB: 5/13/1985   BORN: Winnipeg, Manitoba   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #20 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed to an eight-year deal by the Devils worth $46 million in January of 2013.

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Travis Zajac NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 21 80 17 25 42 1 16 134 12.7 2 0 6 0 6
2007-08 22 82 14 20 34 -11 31 155 9.0 1 0 5 0 5
2008-09 23 82 20 42 62 33 29 185 10.8 2 1 18:39 5 9 14 3:16 59 40
2009-10 24 82 25 42 67 22 24 210 11.9 4 0 20:13 6 15 21 2:52 64 29
2010-11 25 NHL NJ 82 13 31 44 -6 24 173 7.5 1 1 19:47 2 8 10 2:34 56 31
2011-12 26 NHL NJ 15 2 4 6 -3 4 25 8.0 1 0 17:22 1 0 1 6:21 11 3
2012-13 27 NHL NJ 48 7 13 20 -5 22 82 8.5 1 1 19:32 1 3 4 3:04 33 10
2013-14 28 NHL NJ 80 18 30 48 3 28 165 10.9 3 0 20:19 3 12 15 2:31 53 25
2014-15 29 NHL NJ 5 1 1 2 1 4 6 16.7 0 0 17:58 0 0 0 2:38 5 2
2014-15 Proj 29 NHL NJ 80 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Travis Zajac

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Travis Zajac was on the ice for 17:58.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Travis Zajac was on the ice for 2:38 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 19:32 3:04
2013-14 20:19 2:31
2014-15 17:58 2:38

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Travis Zajac 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 21 NYR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 0 20:31 4:11
Oct 18 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:29 2:06
Oct 16 at WAS 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:37 3:20
Oct 14 at TB 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 19:08 2:16
Oct 11 at FLA 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:35 2:53
Oct 9 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 18:00 2:34

Travis Zajac: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Zajac (lower body) returned to practice Wednesday and said he's ready to go for Thursday's game against the Flyers, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.

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Zajac left Tuesday's practice with a lower-body injury, The Record reports.

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Zajac is slated to serve as the Devils' No. 1 center this season, with Michael Cammalleri and Jaromir Jagr flanking him on either side, NHL.com reports.

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Zajac registered a goal and an assist in Sunday's season finale, a 3-2 win over Boston.

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Zajac assisted one of the Devils' two goals in Friday's shootout loss to the Islanders, ending a two-games point drought.

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Zajac scored the game-winning goal Saturday against Carolina. He has six points, including four goals, in his last four games.

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Zajac scored a hat trick, including a power-play goal, and notched an assist against the Panthers on Monday. He was also a plus-3 and had six shots on net.

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Zajac scored one of the Devils' goals and assisted on the other in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins.

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Zajac had a three-point night (one goal, two assists) in Saturday's win over Carolina.

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Zajac supplied a goal in Tuesday's win over the Red Wings.

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Zajac had no points in three games prior to the Olympic break and has a modest nine goals and 29 points through 57 games. He's still being counted on to be one of the team's top offensive players.

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Zajac assisted on both New Jersey goals in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to Nashville, his second-consecutive two-point game.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Like most of New Jersey's forwards, Zajac struggled to produce consistently last season, putting up a scattered 20 points and a mere 82 shots on goal in 48 games. He's still penciled in as one of the Devils' top two centers but he has yet to duplicate his 67-point season from 2009-10. Zajac is a steady defensive player who needs to shoot the puck more, but he's still guaranteed to see time on the team's top scoring lines. Zajac could be a good buy-low candidate this fall, remember his name in the late rounds on draft day.

2012-13

After suffering a torn Achilles tendon last summer, Zajac missed all but 15 games this past season, attempting a comeback around Christmas that was short-lived before he got back on the ice for the seasonís final seven games. He was solid in the playoffs with 14 points in 24 games, but the Devils will be eager to have their steady pivot for a full season. Depending on whom Zajac skates alongside, he should challenge 50-55 points and 20 goals.

2011-12

Zajac had a forgettable season, posting 44 points, his lowest output since the 2007-08 season. One can argue that the absence of Zach Parise the majority of the season affected Zajac's production, however, Zajac was a prime bounceback candidate prior to tearing his achilles tendon during off-season workouts in August. Surgery to repair the injury was successful and heís slated for a return in early-to-mid November. Ironically, Zajac had played in over 400 consecutive games, but will now have to wait to redeem himself. Cracking 60 points might not be reachable with missing the first six weeks of the season, but on a per-game basis, Zajac has been roughly between .70 and .75 during his productive years. Heís a consistent player when healthy, save for last year, and itís likely that last seasonís campaign was the down year for the underrated pivot.

2010-11

Zajac's development as a budding center continued last season as he posted career-best totals in goals (25) and points (67) to go with a plus-22 rating. His chemistry with Zach Parise is essential to his success and all signs point to him posting another career season. Look for similar goals totals as well as a strong plus-minus and a handful of power-play points.

2009-10

The breakout year the Devils were expecting from their third-year pivot happened last season and he likely was a huge value for owners that snagged him in the late rounds or via free agency. Posting 62 points and a plus-32 rating, Zajac showed great chemistry for Parise and veteran Jamie Langenbrunner. Sixty points and 20 goals should be attainable for Zajac again as heís slated to center the teamís top line. Heíll provide great numbers in the plus-minus department, as heís a strong two-way player.

2007-08

Zajac was a disappointment in his sophomore season posting just 34 (14-20) points after putting up 42 as a rookie. It's not like he didn't have the chances, as he saw significant time with scoring lines and the power play unit. He could be worth a look in the later rounds of deeper leagues, but expecting anything more than 40 points is too much.