Canucks sign forward Mike Zalewski

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March 14, 2014, Vancouver (ISN) – Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Mike Zalewski to a two-year contract.

Zalewski, 21, collected 26 points (9-17-26) in 35 games with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (R.P.I.) in 2013.14 to rank fourth on the team in scoring. The 6’2”, 210 pound forward finished tied for first on the team in shorthanded goals with two. In 75 career NCAA games, Zalewski has compiled 47 points (21-26-47) and 75 penalty minutes.

Prior to joining R.P.I., the New Hartford, NY, native played two seasons with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL where he was an assistant captain and led the team in scoring in the 2011.12 season with 75 points (38-37-75) in 60 games. He collected 12 points (6-6-12) in 23 playoff games in 2010.11 to help the Vipers win the Mowat Cup and Doyle Cup and also reach the Royal Bank Cup Final.

MIKE ZALEWSKI’S CAREER STATISTICS

                                    --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                  Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2009-10  Syracuse Stars       EJHL   43   16   32   48   28
2010-11  Vernon Vipers        BCHL   46   12   17   29   34  23   6   6   12  12
2011-12  Vernon Vipers        BCHL   60   38   37   75   83  --  --  --  --  --
2012-13  R.P.I.                    ECAC   36   12    9   21   22
2013-14  R.P.I.                    ECAC   35    9   17   26   53
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