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Del Zotto. (Photo: Anthony J. Causi)

Another former Ranger has hung them up. Michael Del Zotto announced his retirement last night, barely a week after Carl Hagelin announced his. Del Zotto also used Instagram to announce his retirement. Del Zotto hasn’t played consistently in the NHL since the 2020-2021 season, splitting the 2021-2022 season in the AHL before becoming a full time AHLer last season. He retires with a career line of 63-199-262 in 736 career games.


Del Zotto, the Rangers 1st round pick in 2008, started his career in style with a solid 9-28-37 in his rookie year. He posted career highs of 10-31-41 in 2011-2012, but it all went down hill after that. He never put together a two way game, and wasn’t scoring enough to justify his defensive zone issues. In his four seasons with the Rangers, Del Zotto put up 26-95-121.

Del Zotto was traded to Nashville for Kevin Klein in January 2014.

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