Monday, June 02, 2008

Saginaw's Zaborsky signs with Rangers

Saginaw Spirit forward Tomas Zaborsky has signed with the New York Rangers.

Zaborsky was the Rangers’ fifth-round choice, 137th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and came to the Spirit via the 2006 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.

The 1987-born Trencin, Slovakia native wrapped up his second OHL season compiling 31 goals and 39 assists during the 2007-2008 regular season. Zaborsky scored 50 goals and 113 points overall. He also tallied three goals and three assists in 10 postseason games, including two goals and an assist in four games during the 2008 postseason.

“Tomas had an outstanding year and was third in team scoring,” stated Spirit general manager Don Edwards. “He was also one of our best forwards in the postseason. The Spirit family wish this talented young man the best of luck in his pro career.”

Zaborsky also participated in the 2007 World Junior Hockey Championships with Slovakia and played parts of the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 seasons with the Hartford Wolfpack, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Rangers.

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