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Matt Zultek (born March 12, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who was drafted in the first round, 15th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. The Kings had acquired this selection from the St. Louis Blues as part of the 1996 Wayne Gretzky trade.[1] The Kings were unable to sign him to a contract, and he was redrafted in 1999 by the Boston Bruins.[2]

Matt Zultek
Born (1979-03-12) March 12, 1979 (age 40)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
SPHL team
Former teams
Mississippi Surge
Rapid City Rush
Toledo Storm
Trenton Titans
Greenville Grrrowl
NHL Draft 15th overall, 1997
Los Angeles Kings
56th overall, 1999
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2001–present

Zultek never played in the National Hockey League, and most recently played for the Toledo Storm (ECHL) in 2006-07 and the Rapid City Rush (CHL) 2008-09. From 2009 to 2011 he played for the Mississippi Surge (SPHL).[3]

Zultek scored the 1999 Memorial Cup winning goal for the Ottawa 67's against the Calgary Hitmen.[4][2]


  1. ^ Donna Sarasin; David Ward (October 25, 1997). "The Rebuilding of a Kingdom". Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Naylor, David (January 15, 2000). "Ottawa's Zultek recovering from his season of pain". Globe and Mail. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "Matt Zultek". Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "Memorial Cup hero Matt Zultek happy to relive old memories". January 25, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2018.

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Preceded by
Olli Jokinen
Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Mathieu Biron