Another Former Stampede Player in NHL
by KDLT Sports
April 05, 2011 5:46 PM
Former Stampede star defenseman Zach Redmond has signed with the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League. The Traverse City, MI native was the Thrashers’ 7th round selection in the 2008 NHL Draft. He has been assigned to Atlanta’s top affiliate, the Chicago Wolves where he will play this weekend.
Redmond, 22, tallied 90 points (22g, 68a) in 141 games during his four-year collegiate career at Ferris State University. As a senior, the Bulldogs’ captain totaled 20 points (7g, 13a) in 26 games, was selected to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) All-Conference First Team and was nominated as a candidate for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
The 6-2, 205-pound defenseman was also recognized as the CCHA Defenseman of the Week (Jan. 10), and was a finalist for the CCHA’s Best Offensive Defenseman Award.
Redmond played in Sioux Falls from 2005 to 2007 and was an integral part of the Stampede’s Anderson Cup and Clark Cup championship teams. He recorded 39 points (8g, 31a) and was a plus-2 during the 2006-07 season and led the league in defensive scoring in the playoffs, posting 10 points (3g, 7a) in eight games.
In 2007 he was awarded the USHL Curt Hammer Award which is given to the USHL player who distinguishes himself both on and off the ice by demonstrating outstanding performance skills, pride and determination.