DU Alum Has Four Hockey Playing Sons

(above) Second generation Pioneer Nolan Zajac will join DU as a Freshman next season
From: 24 Hours Vancouver
by Jim Bender

The Zajacs wanted their babies to grow up to be branded hockey players. 

University of Denver hockey alum Tom and his wife Trish Zajac from Winnepeg are now the proud parents of a whole posse of players who are already enjoying relative success on the ice. 

The oldest, Travis, is currently playing forward for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. The second-oldest, Darcy, is toiling for the AHL’s Albany Devils. Kelly Zajac just helped Union College make it to the Frozen Four, then signed a three-game tryout contract with Albany. The youngest, Nolan, is playing for the United States Hockey League (junior) and recently became the fourth Zajac brother to get a U.S. college hockey scholarship (University of Denver) [read entire article].


dggoddard said...

2013 DU recruit Cody Depourcq and the Pentiction Vees won the BCHL Championship and will move on the play the champion of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Depourcq scored one goal and had two assists in the playoffs.

miller said...

Do we expect that Nolan will be drafted by the NHL?

dggoddard said...

Zajac is too old to be drafted this summer. Similar situation to Tyler Bozak who also had a breakout Junior season after his draft years.

The only two recruits mentioned as possible draftees this sumer are Quentin Shore and and Dakota Mermis.

Supposedly Shore is having a great Under-18 Tournament over in Europe as we speak and should see his draft status soar from a projected late round selection.

du78 said...

Godd to see "The Kid" and his family doing well!!!!

du78 said...

That would be "good"

Anonymous said...


For someone who frequently feels inclined to impart his wisdom about various subjects, your previous post shows you don't know s##t about hockey.

Stick to thumbing thru your AARP magazines.

Anonymous said...

Probably safe to say we get more kids at DU whose dad played in the show than any other team.