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SilverBacks grad Zajac re-ups with Devils

The Salmon Arm SilverBacks Junior 'A' Hockey Club is proud to announce that former SilverBack Travis Zajac has signed a four-year contract extension with the New Jersey Devils.

The six-foot-two, 200 pound forward from Winnipeg, Manitoba played two full seasons in Salmon Arm from 2002 through 2004 and recorded totals of 59 goals, 105 assists and 164 points in 118 regular season games. The talented centre added another 12 goals, 17 assists and 29 points in 25 playoff games with the SilverBacks.

After a fine 2003/04 season in which Zajac led Salmon Arm with 112 points and helped the team reach the Fred Page Cup finals, Zajac was drafted by the New Jersey Devils with the 20th pick of the first round in the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Following two seasons playing NCAA hockey on scholarship at the University of North Dakota and a brief stint with the American Hockey League's Albany River Rats, Zajac joined the Devils in 2006.

Last season, Zajac enjoyed a breakout campaign that included 20 goals and 42 assists in 82 regular season games and an additional four points in New Jersey's first round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Salmon Arm SilverBacks Junior 'A' Hockey Club would like to congratulate Travis and his family on his contract extension and wish him continued success with the Devils organization.