Quinnipiac men's ice hockey's Scott Zurevinski signed with the American Hockey League's (AHL) St. John's IceCaps, the top affiliate of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Winnipeg Jets, on Friday, March 16.
"We are very proud of Scott and all that he accomplished at Quinnipiac," head coach Rand Pecknold said. "He was a great two year captain, a great player and was an excellent role model off the ice. We are very happy that he has realized his dream of playing professionally."
Zurevinski suited up for the first game of his professional career against the Manchester Monarchs in Manchester, N.H. on Friday night. Zurevinski completed a four-year career with the Bobcats, totaling 92 points, on 46 goals and 46 assists, in 155 career games, the fourth most in Quinnipiac history. Zurevinski was the seventh junior in Quinnipiac ice hockey history to be named captain and was also named the program's Rookie of the Year in 2008-09. Prior to coming to Quinnipiac, Zurevinski played for the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL).
"Scott has proven to be a quality player and person over his 4 years at Quinnipiac and we are excited to give him an opportunity in our organization," said Craig Heisinger, Winnipeg Jets' Senior Vice-President & Director, Hockey Operations and Assistant General Manager.
Zurevinski is one of eight Bobcats currently playing professionally, in the AHL and the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) this season. Brandon Wong (Greenville (S.C.) Road Warriors, ECHL), David Marshall (San Antonio Rampage (AHL); Eric Lampe (Hamilton (Ontario) Bulldogs, AHL; Las Vegas (Nev.) Wranglers, ECHL), Dan Henningson (Binghamton Senators, AHL; Utah Grizzlies, ECHL), Zach Hansen (Wheeling (W.V.) Nailers, ECHL) and Matt Sorteberg (Utah Grizzlies, ECHL), have all represented Quinnipiac in the professional ranks in 2011-12.