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Versatile forward with great speed and offensive skill. Generates offense off the rush and has a quick release. Needs to add strength to his undersized frame but has the talent to produce offense in the NHL.


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December 2021 – Nazar led the USNTDP’s U17 team in scoring last season and he hasn’t missed a beat after making the jump to the U18 squad this year. He has been one of their most productive offensive players while playing second line minutes and contributing on both special teams units. Nick Richard

September 2021 – Frank Nazar has always produced offense, going back to his age 15 season with Honeybaked AAA in 2019-20 when he scored a ridiculous 49 goals and 78 assists in just 55 games. He joined the USNTDP in 2020-21 and continued to rack up points, racking up 28 goals and 27 assists in 45 games with the U17 team. He added a pair of goals and an assist in a two game stint with the U18 squad late in the year and will look to pick up where he left off as he steps into a larger role in his draft year.

Nazar is a great skater with high-end speed and elusiveness. He has quick, agile feet that allow him to jump around checks and weave through traffic with the puck on his stick. He is a weapon in transition, driving offense with controlled zone entries and facilitating scoring chances. Nazar is dangerous off the rush with his speed, slick hands, and ability to see teammates and hit them with clean feeds in space. He is a good shooter with a quick, effortless release that will only become more of a weapon as he matures and adds strength. He has good spatial awareness in the offensive zone and drifts in and out of coverage to force defenders into quick decisions. His mobility, quick hands, and propensity for finding shooting space in tight make him particularly deadly off of unexpected changes in possession. Nazar is a versatile player who has lined up on the wing and down the middle with the USNTDP. He is a dual-threat as a shooter and passer on the powerplay and has proven capable of killing penalties as well. He pressures the opposition with his speed and doesn’t shy away from the dirty areas despite his small stature. He can be overmatched at times but that doesn’t stop him from launching his undersized frame into opposing players when given the chance. For all the skill, smarts, and energy that he brings, the one concern I have with Nazar’s game is that there are rare occasions when he looks disengaged or gets caught watching the play unfold in front of him. His raw talent is undeniable and if he can add some muscle as he develops, Frank Nazar could be an offensive force in the NHL. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 9.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 14, 2004
Height 5‘10”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Detroit Honeybaked QC Int PW5 6 39 0|        
 2017-2018 Honeybaked 13U AAAHPHL 13U17 4 711 0|        
 2018-2019 Little Caesars 14U AAA14U AAA- - -- -|        
  Oshawa Generals Selects U15WSI U157 3 25 4|        
 2019-2020 Team Grey USA-S154 4 48 0|        
  Honeybaked 15U AAA15U AAA55 49 78127 -|        
  Honeybaked 15U AAAHPHL 15U10 12 1224 22|        
  USA U16 YOG4 3 25 8|        
 2020-2021 USNTDP Juniors