Ottawa 67 Grad, Matt Zultek, Playing With Mississippi Surge

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mississippi surge sphl logoMatt Zultek played for the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League for 4 seasons from 1996-97 to 1999-00. His best season with Ottawa was 1998-99 when he put in 33 goals and added 33 assists for 66 points in just 56 games. That season, Matt would play in just 9 of the team’s playoff games as the team won the J. Ross Robertson Trophy as league playoff champions followed up by a Memorial Cup win on home ice. Matt was the hero of the 67s Memorial Cup final game against the Calgary Hitmen, scoring the game-tying goal to force overtime then scoring the game winner.

Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 1997 NHL draft, 15th overall, Matt was put back in the pool and was drafted again in 1999 by the Boston Bruins in the second round, 56th overall. Matt would never see an NHL game.

This season, Matt is with the Mississippi Surge of the Southern Professional Hockey League. His 47 goals in just 52 regular season games was best on his team and good for second in the league. His 31 power play goals were by far the best in the SPHL. His 303 shots on net was first in the league and he was second in 3 star selections.

Click here to view Matt Zultek’s profile page on the Mississippi Surge official website.

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