Zach Senyshyn

Boston Bruins
Angela Spagna

Fantasy Summary

Senyshyn has the speed, release, and offensive instincts to be a goal-scoring winger in the NHL. At the very least, he should manage to become a power play asset and sound complementary scorer.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 30, 1997
Height 6‘1”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 1; Overall: 15

Observations

December 2018 – Senyshyn continues to be plagued by inconsistent play, and has managed just 11 points through 24 games in the AHL this season. This was an important year for the young forward, however he is still struggling to impact the pro ranks on a game-by-game basis. His stock as a talented prospect continues to plummet, as the Bruins and fantasy owners alike have to be disappointed with his development to this point. There are still plenty of games left in the current campaign, and one silver lining is that Senyshyn has managed to fire 26 shots on goal over his last 11 contests, after just 14 in 13 games to start the year. Hopefully this is a sign of better days to come. Chris Mazza

October 2018 – After an inconsistent first pro season, Senyshyn is once again off to a slow start this year. Over six games, the former first-rounder has just two goals to go along with a rating of minus-5. Even more disappointing are the low nine shots on goal from the noted goal-scorer, who managed 114 in 66 games last year. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy made it clear that the next step in Senyshyn’s development is finding his ability to compete as a professional and bridging the gap between AHL and NHL hockey. Thus far as a professional, Senyshyn has not yet managed to find the ability to impact the AHL, and it appears as though he may need much more time to put the talented pieces of his game together. Chris Mazza

April 2018 – Zach has started his professional hockey career with a streaky year in Providence. He did post a respectable 25 points and was a plus player on a team with less than dazzling goaltending. His game revolves around utilizing and his speed and he’s becoming a more creative player. Boston is a very deep team at the wing, as such I would expect to see Senyshyn get limited chance with the big club next year but spend most of his season in the AHL. His production increased year over year in juniors, there is nobody saying he can’t do that again in the pros. Sid Osmond  

September 2017 – Senyshyn hasn’t seen much ice-time thus far in training camp. Getting the nod in game one, Senyshyn was kept off the score-sheet and wasn’t terribly effective. Senyshyn is a pure goal scorer, potting 40+ in the last two seasons in the OHL while only tacking on about half that in assists. Senyshyn broke into the AHL last year during the playoffs for the Providence Bruins but didn’t manage any points in four appearances. He’ll have to prove that he’s got the stuff to score at the AHL level before he gets a sniff at the NHL. Mike Drover

January 2017 – Senyshyn is breaking out for the Soo Greyhounds. The former first round pick has amassed 15 goals over his last ten games and has shown little signs of slowing down. Senyshyn is quickly outgrowing the OHL and we’ll all be hearing his name more in the near future. Mike Drover 

September 2016 – Senyshyn had surgery for appendicitis this week and is expected to miss approximately three weeks. If things go well he may still be able to participate in training camp but his availability is still up in the air. –Mike Drover

August 2016 – Senyshyn feels 100% after an offseason bout of mono which kept him out of development camp. Senyshyn will be ready for training camp but is not expected to start the year with the Bruins. Michael Drover

March 2016 – The Bruins picked Senyshyn because of this goal-scoring ability and so far he has delivered. The sniper has 43 goals through his first 64 games this year in the Soo. The Bruins surprised many when they grabbed Senyshyn with the 15th pick in last summer’s draft (he was ranked 38th by Central Scouting), but his speed, tenacity and scoring touch has made the Bruins scouting staff look awfully cagey. Michael Boeckler

June 2015 – The Boston Bruins made the first off-the-board first round pick by taking speedster Zach Senyshyn 15th overall. Big upside forward. Brendan Ross

June 2015 – The Ottawa native has quickly established himself as one of the potential homerun prospects entering the 2015 draft as scouts are enamoured with his elite skating ability and prospering offensive game. On a stacked Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds team, Senyshyn provided the team with outstanding secondary scoring for a first year skater and remained one of the OHL’s most lethal rookies scoring 26 times and picking up 46 points in 66 games.

His north-south speed is suffocating and he owns a deceptively quick shot release that he gets off at top speed. He’s a workhorse type of player who excels when the game’s pace is high but he does tend to get over excited and overthinks things occasionally. Senyshyn battled with consistency down the stretch but that’s not uncommon for a first year skater, particularly on a veteran riddled squad earning primary minutes first. Look for this emerging OHL star to break out as opportunity is handed over to the Hounds’ youngsters in 2015-16. Senyshyn has the natural gifts for a team to take a flier in the opening round but he’s more likely to land inside the second or third round of the draft. Brendan Ross


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Ottawa Senators Minor Bantam AAA OEMBHL 28 20 16 36 8 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1
 2011-2012 Ottawa Senators Bantam AAA OEBHL 20 18 19 37 8 | Playoffs 7 0 2 2
 2012-2013 Ottawa Senators Minor Midget AAA OEMMHL 27 22 11 33 21 | Playoffs 11 6 6 12
  Ottawa Senators Minor Midget AAA OHL Cup 4 1 2 3 0 |          
  Team ODHA OGC-16 5 3 2 5 2 |          
 2013-2014 Smiths Falls Bears CCHL 57 22 10 32 8 | Playoffs 16 4 6 10
  Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 4 1 1 2 0 |          
 2014-2015 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 66 26 19 45 17 | Playoffs 14 4 3 7
 2015-2016 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 66 45 20 65 20 | Playoffs 12 2 7 9
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 59 42 23 65 31 | Playoffs 11 4 1 5
  Providence Bruins AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 1 0 1 2 |          
 2017-2018 Providence Bruins AHL 66 12 14 26 14 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
 2018-2019 Providence Bruins AHL 45 13 8 21 14 |          

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