07/14/2017 - The Hershey Bears announced today that the club has re-signed forward Kelly Zajac to a one-year, American Hockey League contract. The announcement was made by Vice President of Hockey Operations, Bryan Helmer.

Zajac, 29, played nine games with Hershey in 2016-17, scoring seven points (four goals, three assists) and posting a +8 rating. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native spent the majority of the 2016-17 campaign with Hershey's ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays. He finished second on the team in scoring, tallying a career-best 52 points, including a team-high 39 assists. He also finished third on the team in playoff scoring, registering 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in 22 games as South Carolina advanced to the Kelly Cup Finals.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound forward has played 131 AHL games with Albany, Manitoba, and Hershey, posting 69 points (21 goals, 48 assists). His best season came with Albany in 2013-14 when he registered 44 points (12 goals, 32 assists) in 67 games.

Zajac, a product of Union College, comes from a hockey family. Younger brother, Nolan, also skated for Hershey last season, appearing in three games with the Bears after signing a professional tryout agreement in January.  Older brother Darcy was a teammate of Kelly’s in Albany and currently plays overseas. Oldest brother Travis is a forward for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.