Zach Gallant

Unrestricted Free Agent
eliteprospects.com Dan Hickling

Fantasy Summary

Hardworking third line centre that is reliable defensively and can contribute with some offence.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 6, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 188 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 3; Overall: 83

Observations

July 2019 – The Sharks signed Gallant to a three year entry level deal after the Red Wings, who drafted Gallant in 2017, chose not to sign him and let him become a UFA. Gallant most recently finished a tryout with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, where he posted four points in four games. Gallant will battle for a bottom six slot on the Barracuda this season. Chris Legg

June 2019 – Gallant did not receive an entry level contract from the Red Wings which means he re-enters the draft.  Jokke Nevalainen

May 2019 – Gallant only played a partial season for the Peterborough Petes in his fourth year due to an early season injury, but he played well when he returned, putting up 25 points in 30 games. That was enough to earn a tryout with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL, where he scored a goal and added three assists in only four games. The Red Wings will need to make a decision on signing Gallant by June 1. Mark Hillier

February 2018 – Gallant continues to develop in his third season with the Peterborough Petes. He plays a solid defensive game, is good on face-offs and likes to lay the body. Gallant also continues to produce offence in a secondary role, as a strong fore-checker with above average puck skills and a good and accurate shot. Gallant is a strong skater with excellent acceleration, but needs to work on beating defenders and releasing his shot while on the rush. Gallant is a work in progress and is a potential bottom six forward in the NHL with some offensive upside. His fantasy value will be higher in deep leagues that count hits, PIMs and face-offs. Mark Hillier

July 2017 – With their third pick in round three of the draft the Red Wings selected one of the OHL’s most improved players last season, Zack Gallant. In the 2015-2016 season Gallant managed just four points and no goals in 51 games whereas he tallied 47 points in 60 games last season. His offensive progression has been a nice compliment to his high level of intensity and his solid defensive game. He also has the ability to play a physical style and has strong face off skills. Gallant will most likely play a couple more seasons in the OHL before continuing his development in the AHL. He is far from a finished product but definitely has upside at the next level. Gallant has a very intriguing skill set and if his offensive game continues to develop then he could be a very well rounded player at the pro level. His potential is that of a top nine centre for Detroit in the future. Jameson Ewasiuk


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Toronto Nationals Bantam AAA GTBHL - - - - - |          
  Toronto Nationals Bantam AAA OHF Bantam AAA 7 1 2 3 12 |          
 2014-2015 Mississauga Rebels Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL 62 24 34 58 95 |          
  Team Ontario CWG 6 2 3 5 6 |          
  Oakville Blades OJHL 3 2 1 3 2 |          
  Team GTHL Red OGC-16 5 2 3 5 6 |          
 2015-2016 Peterborough Petes OHL 51 0 4 4 23 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0
  Team Red U17-Dev 3 2 1 3 6 |          
  Canada Red U17 WHC-17 6 0 2 2 8 |          
 2016-2017 Peterborough Petes OHL 60 21 26 47 74 | Playoffs 12 0 8 8 11 
 2017-2018 Peterborough Petes OHL 54 16 15 31 53 |          
 2018-2019 Peterborough Petes OHL 30 13 12 25 44 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3
  Toledo Walleye ECHL 4 1 3 4 0 | Playoffs 24 6 6 12
 2019-2020 San Jose Barracuda AHL - - - - - |          

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