Zac Rinaldo(26) Adirondack Phantoms

Philadelphia Flyers‘ 6th round pick in the 2008 draft (#178 overall), 3rd year center Zac Rinaldo(26) played his first NHL games with the team in the playoffs of his rookie season.

He was called up from minor league affiliate Adirondack Phantoms to participate in practices and somewhat unexpectedly earned the nod to appear in some postseason action.

The 5’11” 180 lbs. pugilist “fought” his way onto the Flyers‘ opening night roster to start his sophomore season and ended the year skating in 66 games earning his first pair of NHL goals and adding 7 assists to his point total.

He was first in penalty minutes on the Flyers and Phantoms in his two campaigns with the teams and 2nd overall in both leagues.

In 22 AHL games so far in 2012/2013, the last season of his three-year entry level deal, he has two goals and two assists but has turned a bit of a new leaf as he’s only registered 66 pims.

The 22-year old will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Look for him to score himself a qualifying offer to stick with the organization.

Zac Rinaldo


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