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Zigmund “Ziggy” Palffy

Born:May 5, 1972Draft:1991 Islanders, 26th Overall
Hometown:Skalica, SVKPosition:RW
Known For:Nickname “Ziggy”Shoots:Left
National Team:Slovakia

Žigmund Pálffy (born May 5, 1972) is a Slovak former professional ice hockey player. He was nicknamed “Žigo” in Slovak and “Ziggy” in English.

He played right wing for the New York IslandersLos Angeles Kings, and Pittsburgh Penguins between 1993 and 2006. He announced his retirement in January 2006, and his comeback from retirement in the summer of 2007. Pálffy signed a contract to play for his boyhood club HK 36 Skalica in the 2007–08 season and continued to do so until the end of his career. He also retracted his decision from 2005 never to play for the Slovak national team again by participating at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where he was also the flagbearer. In July 2013, he announced his definite retirement.

Ziggy Palffy New York Islanders
Ziggy Palffy with the New York Islanders, Oct. 10, 1995 (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)

Ziggy Palffy Statistics

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Achievements

  • Czechoslovak Extraliga Rookie of the Year — 1990-91
  • U20 WJC Bronze Medal — 1990-91
  • Czechoslovak Extraliga Champion — 1991-92
  • Czechoslovak Extraliga Most Goals (41) — 1991-92
  • Czechoslovak Extraliga Most Points (74) — 1991-92
  • Czechoslovak Scorer of the Championship Winning Goal — 1991-92
  • Czechoslovak Extraliga Most Points (79) 1992-93
  • Olympic Most Assists (7) — 1993-94
  • Olympic Most Points (10) — 1993-94
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1996-97
  • Slovakian Extraliga Champion — 1996-97
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1997-98
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2000-01
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2001-02
  • World Championship Gold Medal — 2001-02
  • World Championship Bronze Medal — 2002-03
  • World Championship Most Points (15) — 2002-03
  • Slovakian Extraliga All-Star Team — 2007-08
  • Slovakian Extraliga Most Points (76) — 2007-08
  • Slovakian Extraliga Playoffs Most Assists (17) — 2007-08
  • Slovakian Extraliga Playoffs Most Points (24) — 2007-08
  • Slovakian Extraliga All-Star Team — 2008-09
  • Slovakian Extraliga Most Goals (52) — 2008-09
  • Slovakian Extraliga Most Points (99) — 2008-09
  • Slovakian Extraliga Playoffs Most Goals (12) — 2008-09
  • Slovakian Extraliga Playoffs Most Points (27) — 2008-09
  • Slovakian Extraliga All-Star Team — 2009-10
  • Slovakian Extraliga All-Star Team — 2011-12
  • Slovakian Extraliga Most Assists (57) — 2011-12
  • Slovakian Extraliga Most Points (83) — 2011-12
  • Slovakian Extraliga All-Star Team — 2012-13
  • Slovakian Extraliga Most Points (73) — 2012-13
  • IIHF Hall of Fame — 2018-19

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