Fantasy Summary

Dangerous goal scorer with a deceptive release and good puck skills. Added explosiveness will make him an even greater threat as he progresses toward being a top-six forward at the NHL level.


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June 2023 – Ziemmer was selected 78th overall by the Kings. Pat Quinn


December 2022 – Last season, Ziemmer formed a strong one-two punch with fellow 2023 draft-eligible Riley Heidt. He led the Cougars with 30 goals in 68 games and finished just one point shy of Heidt for the team’s overall scoring lead. Both players have taken their production to another level so far this season, and Ziemmer has already scored 15 goals and 21 assists through Prince George’s first 25 games of the season.

Ziemmer is a bonafide goal scorer who gets it done in a variety of ways but leans heavily on his high-end release to beat goaltenders from prime scoring areas. His wrister is more deceptive than it is overwhelmingly powerful, and he keeps netminders guessing by changing his release angle. He can roll his wrists over to pull the puck closer to his body and still release it with good velocity, or he can extend his arms and open up a shooting lane on his strong side. Ziemmer shows good anticipation in the offensive zone to find open space and position himself in dangerous scoring areas, where he needs little time to redirect a puck or finish a play with his slick hands in tight. He also uses those hands to manipulate defenders off the rush, and despite average skating ability, can back defenders off by changing speeds in order to open up room to get a shot off. Ziemmer moves the puck efficiently but is definitely more of a finisher than a playmaker, and I have some slight concerns about his ability to create his own looks as he progresses into pro hockey. There is some utility to his game, however, and he can be an effective forechecker with the way he hounds pucks and forces turnovers with his quick stick. He has also shown the ability to use his frame to separate opposing players from pucks and then shield them from it along the wall to sustain offensive zone possessions. There are some areas for Ziemmer to improve in the coming years – most notably his explosiveness and top gear – but he competes hard, has natural goal scoring instincts that are difficult to teach, and a shot that should play at the NHL level. Nearing the midway point of the season, he looks like a surefire first-round pick for the 2023 draft and could develop into an impactful top-six scoring threat before long. Nick Richard

Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth December 8, 2004
Height 6‘0”
Weight 195 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 PAC Saints U15 AAAAEHL U1536 33 2053 38|Playoffs9 7 512
  PAC Saints U17 AAAAEHL U171 0 11 0|        
 2018-2019 OHA Edmonton U15 PrepCSSHL U1529 37 3976 16|Playoffs4 5 16
  Team Alberta Grey Alberta Cup5 2 24 10|        
  OHA Edmonton U15 PrepJohn Reid Bantam6 8 412 12|        
 2019-2020 St. Albert Raiders U18 AAAAEHL U1826 15 1126 18|Playoffs6 5 611
  Prince George CougarsWHL2 0 00 0|        
  Whitecourt WolverinesAJHL3 2 02 0|        
  St. Albert Raiders U18 AAAMacs Tournament4 5 27 6|        
 2020-2021 St. Albert Raiders U18 AAAAEHL U183 4 59 2|        
  Prince George CougarsWHL22 9 312 4|        
 2021-2022 Prince George CougarsWHL68 30 2757 32|Playoffs4 0 22 11 
 2022-2023 Prince George CougarsWHL68 41 4889 43|Playoffs10 3 47
 2023-2024 Prince George CougarsWHL23 11 2031 11|Playoffs15 4 610 12