NEW YORK – The New York Rangers of the National Hockey League announced that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Matt Zaba, who played in the ECHL as a rookie in 2007-08 with both the Charlotte Checkers and the Idaho Steelheads.
The Checkers are the ECHL affiliate of the Rangers of the NHL and the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.
Zaba was 3-4-1 with a goals-against average of 3.63 and a save percentage of .891 in nine games with Charlotte before being reassigned by the Rangers on Jan. 15 to Idaho were he was 12-4-1 with three shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.19 and a save percentage of .927 in 19 regular season games and also played in two Kelly Cup Playoff games.
The 25 year old was 25-10-0 with two shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.33 and a save percentage of .920 in 41 games for Hartford in 2008-09. He was named the Reebok X-Pulse/AHL Goaltender of the Month for February and ranked seventh in the league in goals-against average and tied for eighth in save percentage.