Kings Sign Goaltending Prospect Jeff Zatkoff
April 10, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, CA — On April 10, the Los Angeles Kings signed goaltending prospect Jeff Zatkoff to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Zatkoff, 20, earned a 27-8-1 record with a 1.72 goals-against average (GAA), a .933 save percentage and three shutouts in his junior season with the Miami University (Ohio) Redhawks of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).
Zatkoff led the CCHA in goals-against average and save percentage this season and was ranked second in both categories in the NCAA. Zatkoff also ranked second in the CCHA in wins and tied for second nationally.
The 6-1, 180-pound native of Detroit, Michigan was also named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team.
Last season, Zatkoff was 14-8-3 with a 2.26 GAA, a .919 save percentage with one shutout in 26 appearances for the Redhawks. He ranked second in the CCHA in goals-against average and was fifteenth in the NCAA. He also ranked third in the CCHA in save percentage and 17th nationally.
Zatkoff also represented the United States at the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Sweden.
As a freshman, Zatkoff was 14-5-1 and in three seasons with the Redhawks, he earned a 55-21-5 record.
Zatkoff was selected by the Kings in the third round (74th overall) of the 2006 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
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