Tomislav Zanoški

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Tomislav Zanoški
Born (1984-03-03) March 3, 1984 (age 35)
Zagreb, Croatia
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
Erste Liga team
Former teams
Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák
Binghamton Senators
Albany River Rats
Lake Erie Monsters
Toronto Marlies
Syracuse Crunch
Medveščak Zagreb
EHC Black Wings Linz
HC Bolzano
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
Sheffield Steelers
National teamFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007present

Tomislav "Tom" Zanoški (born March 3, 1984) is a Croatian professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák


Playing career

Zanoški was born in Zagreb, Croatia, but immigrated to Canada and was raised in Brampton, Ontario. He originally started his junior career in the Ontario Junior A Hockey League with the Vaughan Vipers in 2001.

Zanoški played for the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League from 2001 to 2003 and in the 2002 to 2003 season they made the playoffs. He was sent to the Mississauga IceDogs during the 2003–04 season and played with them until 2005. This team also made the playoffs in 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons.

Zanoški enrolled at Dalhousie University in 2005 and attended classes there until midway through the 2007–08 season when he turned professional, joining the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL, where he played in 42 regular season games and 4 playoff games. [1]

He began the 2008–09 season with the Thunder, playing in 3 games, but was then loaned to the Dayton Bombers for another 3 games. He was then traded to the Gwinnett Gladiators, where he remained for the rest of the ECHL season, including the playoffs. Zanoški was then re-signed to a one-year contract with the Gladiators on June 19, 2009. [2]

In the 2009–10 season, Zanoški improved his offensive output with Gwinnett, with 47 points in 42 games, and was selected on one occasion as runner-up in the ECHL's player of the week. . [3] Throughout the season, Zanoški appeared on loan for 5 different American Hockey League teams. On December 15, 2009, he was signed to a professional tryout with the Binghamton Senators, but was released 5 days later. [4] After a short stint with the Albany River Rats from January 15, he was later signed to a P.T.O with the Lake Erie Monsters on January 21, and scored two goals in 9 games, his first in the AHL. [5] Zanoški then finished out the season with two game spells with the Toronto Marlies and the Syracuse Crunch. [6]

On July 2, 2010, Zanoški's ECHL rights were retained by the Gladiators for the 2010–11 season. [7] However, after making an impact in his brief time with Lake Erie of the AHL the previous season, he was signed by the Monsters to a season-long contract. [8] After posting 6 points in 21 games with the Monsters, Zanoški was reassigned to the Gladiators on loan. On January 26, 2011, he was released from his Monsters contract and returned to Gwinnett temporarily before leaving for Europe to sign with Wölfe Freiburg of the German 2nd Bundesliga on January 31, for the remainder of the season. [9]

A free agent at season's end and harboring intentions to play for Croatia, Zanoški signed a contract with KHL Medveščak, marking a return to his native Zagreb on June 2, 2011. [10]

During the 2012–13 season, his second with Zagreb, Zanoski was released. He joined EBEL club EC KAC of Austria on December 13, 2012. [11]

On September 11, 2014, Zanoški returned to the EBEL on a one-month try-out contract, signing as injury cover with Italian club, HC Bolzano. [12] Seven games into the 2014–15 season, Zanoski's try-out was terminated and he was not offered a contract. On October 8, 2014, he signed for the remainder of the EBEL season with Slovenian club, HDD Olimpija Ljubljana.

Zanoški returned to Croatia as a free agent for a second stint with KHL Medveščak Zagreb, now of the Kontinental Hockey League, on July 9, 2015. [13]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2000–01 Vaughan Vipers OJAHL 60006
2001–02 Owen Sound Attack OHL 5524673
2002–03 Owen Sound AttackOHL5910142491410112
2003–04 Owen Sound AttackOHL17371032
2003–04 Mississauga IceDogs OHL461026365423761320
2004–05 Mississauga IceDogsOHL6520305095513415
2005–06 Dalhousie University CIS 287142156
2006–07Dalhousie UniversityCIS2412172939
2007–08Dalhousie UniversityCIS14371033
2007–08 Stockton Thunder ECHL 42128209840112
2008–09 Stockton ThunderECHL30116
2008–09 Dayton Bombers ECHL31012
2008–09 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL31813214753588
2009–10 Gwinnett GladiatorsECHL4225224760
2009–10 Binghamton Senators AHL 80116
2009–10 Albany River Rats AHL20002
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL92357
2009–10 Toronto Marlies AHL20000
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL20000
2010–11 Lake Erie MonstersAHL2124620
2010–11 Gwinnett GladiatorsECHL13571218
2010–11Wölfe Freiburg 2.GBun 64372
2011–12 KHL Medveščak Zagreb EBEL 48151732117943745
2012–13 KHL Medveščak ZagrebEBEL291031323
2012–13 EC KAC EBEL215510221200030
2013–14 Evansville IceMen ECHL199101923
2013–14 EHC Black Wings Linz EBEL60000
2013–14 Troja-Ljungby Allsv 104268
2014–15 HC Bolzano EBEL72024
2014–15 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana EBEL3711132423
2015–16 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 1530316
2016–17 KHL Medveščak ZagrebKHL2421314
2017–18 KHL Medveščak ZagrebEBEL493144720002
AHL totals44481235


2017 Croatia WC-D1 27th40000
2018 CroatiaWC-D128th511212
Senior totals911212

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