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Introducing Rob Zamuner


Hockey is Rob Zamuner's passion and his life work.

Born in Oakville, where he attended White Oaks Collegiate, Rob is a product of the Oakville Minor Hockey system. Starting at age 10, he had the opportunity to play at all levels of the Oakville Oaks Hockey Program, before moving up to Junior A level with the Guelph Platers of the Ontario Hockey League.

After three seasons with Guelph and time in the top professional minor leagues, Rob made his National Hockey League debut with the New York Rangers.

In 1992, Zamuner signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He went on to play seven seasons with the Lightning and was Team Captain in 1998.

Traded by Tampa Bay to Ottawa in 1999, Rob spent two seasons with the Senators, before moving to the Boston Bruins in 2001.

Rob Zamuner scored 139 goals, had 172 assists, for 311 points, while playing 798 games in the National Hockey League.

In International Hockey, Rob was thrilled to play for Canada and win a gold medal in the 1997 World Championships. He was also a member of Team Canada at the 1998 Olympics in Japan and the 1998 World Championships in Switzerland.

Rob's 17 year playing career ended in Europe, playing in the top professional European League. He played one year in Bern, Switzerland and his final year in Italy (home country of his father, Frank). Rob continues to be involved in hockey, a sport he says "has provided me with so many opportunities". Throughout his hockey career, Rob and his wife Ann, have always been active with charitable activities and community initiatives wherever they have lived.

In 1999, Rob was named winner of the Florida Sports Award, which honours athletes and coaches, and is awarded "for dedication to increasing awareness of sports and its positive impact on the lives of young people".

Rob has returned to live in Oakville, with Ann and their three children, Soren, Alex and Maeve.


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