Penguins acquire Zigomanis - 10-9-08

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

The Penguins acquired forward Mike Zigomanis from the Coyotes for future considerations. Additionally, forward Jeff Taffe cleared waivers and was assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

EN Says: Zigomanis greatest asset (to the Penguins at least) might be his ability in the faceoff circle. He had a faceoff winning percentage of 59.8 last season (196 wins, 132 losses). Additionally, he can kill penalties a bit. Beyond that, he's another version of Jeff Taffe. He has the ability to create some with the puck and has some versatility, but he's struggled to stay at the NHL level on a consistent basis.

However, he did manage to accomplish the near impossible at one point in his career when he made Georges Laraque look like a playmaker.


Zigomanis will be the fifth player with a last name beginning with "Z" to suit up for the Penguins. He follows Rod Zaine, Zarley Zalapski, Richard Zemlak and Sergei Zubov. We only brought that up so we could make a Zarley Zalapski reference.

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