The Official Web Site of the Pittsburgh Penguins
Pens e-News Service Twitter Icon Facebook Icon SMS Icon Pens Mobile App Icon PensTV Icon YouTube Icon Pinterest Icon Pens e-News Service

ZIGGY PALFFY ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

Wednesday, 01.18.2006 / 12:00 AM / Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
X
Share with your Friends


ZIGGY PALFFY ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

(FEATURE STORY: PALFFY RETIRES FROM NHL)

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Ziggy Palffy has announced his retirement, effective immediately, due to personal reasons.

Palffy, 33, ranked second on the Penguins this season in scoring with 42 points (11+31) in 42 games.

The native of Skalica, Slovakia played 12 NHL seasons with the New York Islanders, the Los Angeles Kings and the Penguins. In 684 career games, he had 329 goals and 384 assists for 713 points.

Palffy was drafted by the New York Islanders in the second round (26th overall) of the 1991 Entry Draft.  He played six seasons with the Islanders (1993-1999), recording 331 points (168+163) in 331 games.  Palffy scored 40 or more goals in three straight seasons with the Islanders (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98).

Palffy was traded to Los Angeles on June 20, 1999 and played five seasons with the Kings (1999-2004), recording 340 points (150+190) in 311 games.

The 5-10 and 183-pound right wing signed with the Penguins as a free agent on August 8, 2005.

 

REGULAR SEASON

SEASON

TEAM

LEAGUE

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

1990-91

AC Nitra

Czech

50

34

16

50

18

1991-92

Dukla Trencin

Czech

45

41

33

74

36

1992-93

Dukla Trencin

Czech

43

38

41

79

0

1993-94

Salt Lake

IHL

57

25

32

57

83

 

NY Islanders

NHL

5

0

0

0

0

1994-95

Denver

IHL

33

20

23

43

40

 

NY Islanders

NHL

33

10

7

17

6

1995-96

NY Islanders

NHL

81

43

44

87

56

1996-97

NY Islanders

NHL

80

48

42

90

43

1997-98

NY Islanders

NHL

82

45

42

87

34

1998-99

NY Islanders

NHL

50

22

28

50

34

1999-00

Los Angeles

NHL

64

27

39

66

32

2000-01

Los Angeles

NHL

73

38

51

89

20

2001-02

Los Angeles

NHL

63

32

27

59

26

2002-03

Los Angeles

NHL

76

37

48

85

47

2003-04

Los Angeles

NHL

35

16

25

41

12

2004-05

Slavia Praha

Czech

41

21

19

40

30

 

Skalica HC 36

Slovakia

8

10

3

13

6

2005-06

PITTSBURGH

NHL

42

11

31

42

12

NHL TOTALS

684

329

384

713

322

 

Founding Partners CONSOL Energy Center CONSOL ENERGY PNC Wealth Management UPMC FedEx Ground Verizon Dick's Sporting Goods 84 Lumber American Eagle Outfitters Highmark