Late Leaf Zezel to get street named after him

Late NHL centre Peter Zezel will have a Toronto street named after him. (Hans Deryk/CP)

Late NHL centre Peter Zezel will have a Toronto street named after him.

According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, who was a teammate of Zezel’s during the 1990-91 season with the Washington Capitals, Toronto city councillor Michael Thompson will name a street after Zezel in the Midland/Ellesmere area Friday.

Zezel was born and raised in Scarborough, Ont., and played 15 seasons in the NHL. He spent time with the Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils and Vancouver Canucks.

In 873 career regular season NHL games, Zezel recorded 219 goals, 389 assists and 435 penalty minutes.

Zezel died in May 2009 at the age of 44 after suffering from a rare blood disorder.