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Fantasy Summary

Cerebral, creative, and elusive forward with high-end puck skills and vision. Likely better suited for the wing in the NHL.


Observations

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March 2020 – Zegras has indeed signed his ELC and will be a part of the Ducks organization in the 2020-21 season. He has the skill and smarts to play and adapt to the national league right away. Lucas Main

March 2020 – After a stellar WJC in which Zegras recorded nine assists in five games, he came back to BU and has dominated play. Averaging over a point-per-game (36 in 33 games played) as a freshman, the Terriers season is on the line as the Hockey East tournament runs March 13-15. If they are eliminated, look for Zegras to leave school and turn pro. Recent first round picks to attend BU and turn pro after one season include Jack Eichel, Clayton Keller, and Brady Tkachuk, and with the Ducks looking to become a more skill/speed team, Zegras will be a big piece to that puzzle. Lucas Main

November 2019 – Zegras was named Rookie of the Week (Nov 11) after posting six points in two games against Providence. He is up to four goals and 12 points in nine game for the BU Terriers and has been an absolute force on the ice. The Ducks don’t need to rush him as they have their top three centers already, but if he keeps up this success he could see a couple of games at the end of the season to get him into the fold for the 2020-21 season.  Lucas Main

June 2019 – Zegras fell into the lap of the Anaheim Ducks at pick number nine. A playmaker through and through, he is going to learn from one of the best in Ryan Getzlaf. He was labeled as the second best playmaker in this draft class, but some scouts have him as the best. He doesn’t have the same build as Getzlaf, but he does possess the patience we all wish we had while sitting in a waiting room. His skating is exceptional, as he eludes defenders with his quick feet and ability to change the pace. He is heralded for his vision, but also has a very hard and accurate shot when he shoots. His high hockey IQ helps him cause turnovers and transition the puck the other way to create scoring chances. He is committed to Boston University for the 2019-20 season, but if he plays like he did with the national team, he could be a one and done with the Terriers. Lucas Main

June 2019 – Zegras has been drafted ninth overall by the Ducks.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2019 – Zegras was officially measured at 6-foot-0.25 and 173 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

February 2019 – Zegras is a creative player with exciting puck skills. He blends good speed with unique lines to cause separation through the neutral zone and distribute effectively to his mates. Playing behind Jack Hughes for the last two seasons has muffled his hype, but he’s been dynamite as the 2C with The Program. His patience with the puck allows his vision to take over. Has been at his best while playing against NCAA competition and on the international stage. Possesses all the ingredients for a productive top-six future. Cam Robinson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.8
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 20, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 173 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 9

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Connecticut YankeesBrick Invitational6 8 513 2|        
 2013-2014 New York Jr. Rangers QC Int PW4 2 46 0|        
 2015-2016 Mid Fairfield Rangers 14U AAA14U AAA- - -- -|        
 2016-2017 Avon Old Farms School USHS-Prep28 18 2442 -|        
  Mid-Fairfield Rangers 16U AAA16U AAA- - -- -|        
  Team Black USA-S153 2 02 -|        
 2017-2018 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL31 11 2132 32|Playoffs8 1 56
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP56 20 3959 42|        
  USA U17WHC-176 2 46 4|        
 2018-2019 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL27 14 2640 34|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP60 26 6187 94|        
  USA U18WJC-185 0 99 2|        
 2019-2020 Boston Univ.NCAA33 11 2536 43|        
  USA U20WJC-205 0 99 4|        
 2020-2021 San Diego GullsAHL- - -- -|        

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