2007-08: Zac Dalpe had 27 goals and 36 assists with Penticon of the BCHL, but his coming out party was at the World Junior A Challenge where he earned MVP honors playing for Canada West and scored a hat trick in the final game. Committed to Ohio State.
2008-09: Scored 13 goals with 12 assists and +7 with 25 PIM in 37 games as a freshman at Ohio State and was fifth on the team in scoring despite missing time due to a leg injury. The Buckeyes, fifth in the CCHA during the regular season, fell to Boston University in an NCAA regional semifinal.
2009-10: Dalpe's play as a sophomore was one of the few bright spots in a disappointing season for the Buckeyes. Following an impressive performance at the Hurricanes conditioning camp prior to the season, Dalpe scored 21 goals with 24 assists in 39 games to lead Ohio State in scoring. Following the college season, he signed an entry level contract with the Hurricanes and joined their AHL affiliate in Albany. In nine regular season games with the River Rats, he scored six goals with an assist. Dalpe continued his offensive exploits in the playoffs, scoring 3 goals with 3 assists in eight games and finishing +5.
2010-11: Dalpe made his NHL debut as a 20-year old and appeared in 15 NHL games as a first-year pro in a season split between the Hurricanes and their AHL affiliate Charlotte Checkers. Dalpe had an assist and was +1 in his first pro game against the Wild but after seeing limited ice-time in seven games he was sent to Charlotte. He returned to the Hurricanes in January and also played one game in February, finishing with 3 goals, 1 assist and an even plus/minus with 21 PMs. In 61 games for Charlotte he scored 23 goals with 34 assists and was +7 with 21 PMs. Dalpe's six playoff goals tied him with Checkers' teammate Chris Terry for the team lead and he also added seven assists as Charlotte advanced to the AHL semifinals. In 16 AHL playoff games, he was +2 with 6 PMs.
2011-12: Dalpe shuffled between Carolina and AHL affiliate Charlotte in his second pro season. After making the Hurricanes out of training camp, he suffered a lower body injury that kept him out of seven games. In 16 NHL games he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was minus-three; averaging 9:35 minutes of ice time. Dalpe played 56 AHL games with Charlotte, scoring 18 goals with 14 assists, and was minus-one with 17 penalty minutes. Charlotte finished third in the Midwest Division; one point out of an AHL playoff spot.
Dalpe is an Offensive forward who thrives on scoring goals. He is especially lethal on the power play, where his accurate shot and offensive instincts allow him to create.