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Travis Zajac

32-Year-Old Center – New Jersey Devils

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Zajac was miscast as a first-line center at times last season, but the 32-year-old veteran could see himself drop out of the top six forwards altogether if 2017 first overall pick Nico Hischier and 2015 sixth overall selected Pavel Zacha leapfrog him. With no more than 48 po...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Pectoral    EST. RETURN:  12/18/2017
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 185   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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Zajac (pectoral) will start rehabbing his left arm in approximately one month's time, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

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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 1:10 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 74 11 14 25 -3 29 112 9.8 0 2 19:04 4 3 7 1:59 70 35
2015-16 30 NHL NJ 74 14 28 42 3 25 111 12.6 2 2 19:51 6 11 17 2:30 65 41
2016-17 31 NHL NJ 80 14 31 45 -8 33 126 11.1 1 1 19:44 6 6 12 2:34 81 26
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2016-17 19:44 2:34 2:19

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Oct 19 OTT@OTT Did Not Play
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Oct 14 NYR@NYR Did Not Play
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Travis Zajac: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Zajac underwent surgery on a torn pectoral muscle and will miss the next 4-to-6 months.

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Zajac posted a pair of assists in Thursday's 7-4 loss to the Penguins.

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Zajac scored New Jersey's only goal in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes.

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Zajac picked up a pair of assists and went plus-4 in Thursday's 6-2 victory over the Flyers.

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Zajac (personal) is on track to return Thursday after missing Saturday's game due to the birth of his third child, CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Zajac will miss Saturday night's game against the Coyotes, as he will be back in New Jersey for the birth of his third child.

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Zajac registered a goal and an assist during Monday's overtime loss to Montreal to extend his point streak to five games.

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Zajac's point streak now stands at four games and six points after he picked up two assists in Saturday's overtime loss to the Rangers.

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Zajac scored on the power play Tuesday against the Senators.

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Zajac has been held off the scoresheet in four consecutive games.

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Zajac (illness) will return to the lineup for Tuesday night's road matchup with the Hurricanes, Andrew Gross of the Record reports.

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Zajac (flu) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Bruins.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Zajac bounced back with 44 points last season after a dismal 2014-15, but still came up short of the 50-point mark for the sixth straight campaign. His game is unlikely to improve at age 31, but a lack of quality alternatives down the middle in New Jersey will likely keep the veteran center in a top-six role. There are higher-upside options to be found in the same range, but filling out your roster with a decent two-way center with some scoring punch on a middling team isnít the end of the world.

2015-16

Zajac has fallen off dramatically since posting back-to-back 60-plus point seasons in 2008-09 and 2009-10. Still just 30 years old, Zajac has inexplicably regressed rather than improved during his supposed prime years, falling all the way down to 11 goals and 25 points in 76 games this past season. The center did strike twice shorthanded and scored four power-play goals, but his frequent bagels in the scoring column didnít make him worth owning in anything but the deepest of leagues. It's hard to think he will sink any lower in 2015-16, but he can't exactly count on the forwards around him to elevate his game, either. A role as the Devils' second-line center likely awaits him again, though that top-six role won't mean much until he shows he can provide points on a more consistent basis.

2014-15

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 consecutive 20-plus goal and 60-plus point campaigns from earlier in his career are the outliers, as he has failed to crack 20 goals since 2010. Heís scored a modest 25 goals the last two seasons despite missing just two games in that span. Zajac will see first-line minutes with a hodge-podge of wingers, but he wonít produce like a No. 1 center offensively. Those in deep leagues with multiple center positions will want to seek him out late in drafts or on waivers, just be aware that he may challenge 20 goals in a good season.

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.