April 22, 1968|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
December 10, 2017 (aged 49)|
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
4th overall, 1986|
Zarley Bennett Zalapski (April 22, 1968 – December 10, 2017) was a Canadian-Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He played from 1987 to 2010. He played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Hartford Whalers, the Calgary Flames, the Montreal Canadiens and for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Zalapski died on December 12, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta of a viral infection at the age of 49. After his death, his sister sent his brain to Toronto to be studied. Doctors said that Zalapski had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
References[change | change source]
- "Former NHL defenceman Zarley Zalapski dead at 49 - Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
- "Zarley Zalapski's story shows CTE isn't black and white". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved July 27, 2023.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database