Draft Prospect - 2008
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Zach Boychuk
North American Skater
Lethbridge, WHL
Final Rank:  8 Midterm Rank:  11
Position:  Left Wing Shoots:  Left
Height:  5' 10" Weight:  175
Born:  October 4, 1989    
Birthplace:  Calgary, AB, CAN
Drafted:  CAR (1st Round / 14th Overall) - Player Page
  • Helped lead his team to a WHL Eastern Conference championship in 2008, leading all WHL players in playoff scoring with 11 goals (11-8--19).
  • Ranked second on his team with 72 points on the season and finished 15th overall in WHL scoring with 33 goals in 2007-08.
  • Helped Team Canada with the gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships. Also represented Canada in the eight-game Canada-Russia Super Series in 2007 and the U-18 World Championships in 2007.
  • Had two goals in the 2008 CHL Top Prospects Game.
  • He patterns his game after Philadelphia’s Daniel Briere because of their similar skill set and his nickname is “Chucker”.
  • Played on his first hockey team in 1996 for the Fort Macleod Panthers. He also played minor hockey for Strathmore and Airdrie.
  • He likes to create good habits by repeating the same routine on game days and his game-day superstition includes taping his stick between every period to start fresh.
  • His most memorable hockey moment was winning gold at the World Junior Championships in 2008 -- “because it was a great accomplishment and the highest level of success so far in my career”.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: Calgary Flames

NHL Player: Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby

Shootout move: “Deke to backhand”

Goal celebration: “Hands in the air pointing to the crowd”

Video Game: Mario Cart

Movie: Billy Madison

TV Show: One Tree Hill

Actor: Adam Sandler

Group: Three Days Grace

Website: whl.ca

Book: Wayne Gretzky Biography

Pump-up song: “Riot” by Three Days Grace

Food to cook: Bacon and eggs

Sport (other than hockey): Golf

Activity away from the rink: University classes

Toy growing up: Pogs

Place to shop: Foot Locker

Place to visit: Mexico


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2006-2007
LETHBRIDGE
WHL
69
31
60
91
52
2007-2008
LETHBRIDGE
WHL
61
33
39
72
80
2015-2016
CHARLOTTE
AHL
56
9
16
25
24
2015-2016
BAKERSFIELD
AHL
6
2
2
4
2




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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
C. Wilson 64 6 18 -1 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33