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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




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