The question arises at some point for almost every person in the working world: when is it time to move up or move on? This query is one asked by American Hockey League players more than your average everyday employee. It was one that new Penguins goaltender Jeff Zatkoff most likely had to ponder this off-season.
For the past three-plus seasons, Zatkoff has manned the crease for the Manchester Monarchs. Last year, the fourth-year goalie put together the best season of his pro career, setting career bests in wins (21), goals against average (2.49) and save percentage (.920). The first half of his 2011-12 campaign was a stellar three months that saw him go 10-4-1 with a 2.04 GAA and a .935 save percentage and earn his first selection as an AHL All-Star.