Zack MacEwen

Vancouver Canucks
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Fantasy Summary

A physical winger with offensive flair.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 8, 1996
Height 6‘4”
Weight 212 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

Observations:

February 2019 – While it may have taken longer than many would’ve liked, Zack MacEwen has been recalled by the Vancouver Canucks and will suit up for his first NHL contest against the Sharks. A four-point evening earlier this week was the final push to convince management to make the call. The 22-year-old has been tremendous in the American League this season recording 17 goals and 42 points in 49 contests. MacEwen is a physical winger brings a hard-nosed style to the rink each night to go along with soft hands and clever awareness in the offensive end. A potential multi-category asset. He should add an exciting jolt to the Canucks’ bottom six. Cam Robinson

December 2018 – MacEwen has continued his stellar play that was built during the back-half of the 2017-18 campaign. The big man has greatly improved his skating stride over the last 18 months and is noticeably more confident with the puck on his stick. He’s a foundational member of the Utica Comets and is eyeing a recall to the big club. If he continues his high-level of play, he won’t have to wait long. Cam Robinson

April 2018 – The powerful winger has had a productive rookie season in the AHL. Expected to join the team as a depth option, MacEwen quickly rose up the lineup for the Comets and has accrued 10 goals and 32 points in 64 games. Unfortunately, he was also the recipient of a massive open-ice hit last week that has left him with a likely concussion. The 21-year-old plays a heavy, and abrasive game that should lend itself well to a bottom six NHL job down the line so hopefully the injury won’t keep him out long or affect his style of play moving forward. Cam Robinson

December 2017 – The 21-year-old power winger has adjusted well in his first year of professional hockey. The undrafted free-agent signee has two goals and 10 points in 20 AHL games from a mostly bottom six role. MacEwen plays a hard-nosed game and could become a bottom-six NHL player down the line if everything broke right. Cam Robinson

MacEwen is the true definition of a late bloomer. He played his rookie major junior season at the age of 19 and in his sophomore/overage season with the Gatineau Olympiques caught the attention of NHL teams and was signed by the Vancouver Canucks. MacEwen is a big body that makes an impact on the game and quickly stands out with his size, speed and ability to handle the puck. Producing over a point per game shows his offensive upside, his 83 penalty minutes show he is willing and able to play a physical game as well. MacEwen often plays the power play on the point as he has a heavy shot and has creative offensive vision and skill. He moves the puck quickly, uses his size and reach to protect the puck, finds open players well and gets up and down the ice quickly for a big man. His game should translate well to the pro level and he will need some more development time in the AHL for a year or two.  Peter Harling


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Pownal Red Devils Bantam AAA PEIBAAA 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2009-2010 Pownal Red Devils Bantam AAA PEIBAAA 27 17 24 41 20 | Playoffs 11 6 12 18
 2010-2011 Pownal Red Devils Bantam AAA PEIBAAA 30 22 29 51 34 | Playoffs 10 6 6 12
 2011-2012 Pownal Red Devils Midget AAA PEIMHL 29 18 13 31 39 |          
 2012-2013 Charlottetown Knights NBPEIMMHL 35 13 20 33 24 | Playoffs 7 1 5 6
 2013-2014 Amherst Ramblers MJAHL 50 9 5 14 35 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1
 2014-2015 Amherst Ramblers MJAHL 46 29 23 52 103 |          
  Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 9 1 1 2 6 | Playoffs 9 2 2 4 10 
 2015-2016 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 66 10 30 40 56 | Playoffs 17 4 4 8 14 
 2016-2017 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 66 31 43 74 90 | Playoffs 7 6 3 9
 2017-2018 Utica Comets AHL 66 10 23 33 56 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1
 2018-2019 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 0 1 1 5 |          
  Utica Comets AHL 69 22 30 52 75 |          
 2019-2020 Utica Comets AHL 13 3 5 8 17 |          

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