Mike Zanier

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Michael Zanier (born August 22, 1962) is a Canadian born Italian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played extensively in Europe and in North American minor leagues.

Mike Zanier
Born (1962-08-22) August 22, 1962 (age 57)
Trail, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Edmonton Oilers
National team  Italy
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1983–1999

Born in Trail, British Columbia, Zanier's junior career was spent with five different teams in the WHL. He was never drafted, but signed with the Edmonton Oilers where he saw some NHL playing time. Zanier dressed for games 4 and 5 of the 1984 Stanley Cup Finals, due to Grant Fuhr being injured. He did not appear in either game. Although the Oilers won the Cup, Zanier's name was not engraved on it because he had not officially played in any NHL games. However, he did receive a Stanley Cup ring. Zanier did play three games for Edmonton during the next season, but that was the extent of his NHL career. Zanier went on to play many seasons in Europe, and represented Italy at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

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