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




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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61