The Bruins defenseman had been in Boston only a few hours when he got lost for the first time. Zanon, who had played in Boston only twice before Monday’s trade, went out to get lunch and explore the city and lost his way wandering the narrow streets of the North End.
"I think that’s what scared me the most was the city," said Zanon, who was acquired from Minnesota in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer. "I’ve pretty much played my whole career in the Midwest, where it’s a little more open, not so cramped.
"I ended up down on some side street and had no idea. I was able to find my way back. That’s the way you get to know a new city."
On the ice, however, "It’s all hockey," he said.
Zanon was in and out of the lineup for the Wild earlier this year, but had been playing well of late and thought he might be safe as the trade deadline approached. He was playing Wii with his daughter when his wife got a call from her sister, who had seen news of the trade on Twitter.
Zanon said he did what he could to run with the system in Minnesota, but the Wild might have had a different idea about of what they wanted to do.
He doesn’t foresee much of a transition period; he might get lost in Boston, but not with the Bruins.
"They play my style of hockey," Zanon said.