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Fantasy Summary

Puck rushing defenseman with outstanding skating ability. His well-rounded games gives him potential as a top-four defender in the NHL.


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July 2021 – Zellweger was selected in the second round, 34th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

July 2021 – Zellweger was a force in the shortened WHL campaign, racking up 13 points in 11 contests with the Everett Silvertips, but his real breakout came at the U18 World Championships where he put up eight points in seven games on the way to a gold medal with Canada.

Zellweger’s game is built on his exceptional skating ability. His stride is clean and efficient, his four-way mobility is elite, and he loves to activate on the rush. He recognizes lanes on the weak side and makes himself available in transition to push play in a positive direction for his team, but his in-zone offensive game still needs refinement. His skating allows him to maintain tight gaps in defensive transition and he can recover if an attacking forward gets a step on him. Zellweger is a fine puck-mover but improving his processing speed on retrievals and breakouts will really unlock his full potential as a top-four NHL defenseman. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 10, 2003
Height 5‘9”
Weight 175 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 2; Overall: 34

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Western Canada Selects U12WSI U127 1 45 2|        
 2016-2017 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U15 AAAAEHL U1536 3 1013 2|Playoffs14 2 13
 2017-2018 OHA Edmonton U15 PrepCSSHL U1530 10 2232 16|Playoffs5 3 25
  OHA Edmonton U15 PrepJohn Reid Bantam5 0 22 0|        
  Team Edmonton Blue Alberta Cup5 1 12 0|        
  Upstate Kings U15 WSI U155 2 13 12|        
 2018-2019 OHA Edmonton U18 PrepCSSHL U1835 8 1927 22|Playoffs5 1 34
  Team Alberta CWG6 1 12 4|        
  Everett SilvertipsWHL1 0 00 0|