Ducks Sign Zenon Konopka
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed center Zenon Konopka to a two-year contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed. Konopka will report directly to the Portland Pirates, Anaheim's primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Konopka, 25 (1/2/81), split the 2005-06 season between Anaheim and Portland (AHL). With the Ducks, he played in 23 games and recorded 4-3=7 points with 48 penalty minutes (PIM). In 34 games with Portland, Konopka scored 18-26=44 points with 57 PIM and a plus/minus rating of +27. His plus/minus was the third highest mark in the AHL behind teammates Dustin Penner (+41) and Ryan Shannon (+30).
With Portland in the Calder Cup Playoffs last season, the Niagara Lake, Ontario native finished 3rd in points with 11-18=29 points with 46 PIM. Konopka originally signed as a free agent with Anaheim on Sept. 1, 2004.