https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/476029/zack-ostapchuk

Fantasy Summary

Physical forward with a powerful stride and slick stickhandling ability. Could be a solid top-6 contributor in the correct scenario.


Observations

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September 2023 – Ostapchuk was named the captain for the first two games of the prospects tournament held in Buffalo. The Senator’s coaching staff were impressed with Ostapchuk’s play away from the puck and his hockey IQ. His foot speed is still an issue along with a lack of high-end offensive creativity or puck skills. His ceiling could be that of a third-line center. Grant Campbell

 

May 2023 – Ostapchuk was traded from the Vancouver Giants to the Winnipeg Ice and are currently playing in the WHL Finals against the Seattle Thunderbirds. Split between Vancouver and Winnipeg, Ostapchuk played 55 games and had 31 goals and 36 assists. After 16 games in the playoffs he had nine goals and three assists. Ostapchuk will more than likely turn pro next year and be in Belleville. Grant Campbell

 

December 2022 – Ostapchuk will be a member of Team Canada at the 2023 World Junior Championships. At the break he was the third leading scorer with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL with 10 goals and 19 assists in only 21 games. He will hope to have an elevated role in the top-six during the tournament this year for Canada. This will be his second tournament after playing seven games with one goal and two assists in 2022. Grant Campbell

 

August 2022 – Ostapchuk had a limited role on Team Canada at the U20 World Juniors and ended up with one goal and two assists in seven games. He could be back for the 2023 U20 World Juniors as he is still only 18 years of age. Grant Campbell

 

May 2022 – Not only did the Vancouver Giants make the WHL playoffs, they pulled off a huge upset by beating the heavily favored Everett Silvertips in the first round before going down to the Kamloops Blazers in the second round. Zach Ostapchuk was a big part of that as he finished with seven goals and 16 assists in 12 games. Expectations will be high for him next season. Grant Campbell

 

April 2022 – The 18-year-old Ostapchuk will look to finish the 2021-22 with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL on a good note, as they will not be playoff bound. After a stretch of five goals in three games, he is up to 24 goals in 57 games and currently leads the Giants in that category with three games left in the regular season. Ostapchuk will more than likely be back in the WHL next season and could put up some pretty good numbers at 19-years-old. Grant Campbell

 

July 2021- With the 39th overall pick in the 2021 NHL draft, the Ottawa Senators selected Ostapchuk from the Vancouver Giants. Ostapchuk fits the Senators brand of play style quite well, as he brings a physical presence on to the ice every time he hops over the boards, which paired with his powerful stride and strong offensive instincts make him a challenging player to defend. He seems like a pretty safe NHLer as he can be relied upon to fill a role on pretty much any line. That being said, it will be interesting to follow his development over the next couple of seasons to see if he can find a level of consistency that turns him into a high-end producer at the next level. Jacob Barker

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 29, 2003
Height 6‘3”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 2; Overall: 39

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAAAEHL U1535 6 915 12|Playoffs10 2 24
 2017-2018 Northern Alberta Xtreme U15 PrepCSSHL U1530 24 2145 12|Playoffs4 2 13 12 
  Northern Alberta Xtreme U16 PrepCSSHL U165 2 35 0|        
  Northern Alberta Xtreme U15 PrepJohn Reid Bantam6 1 45 4|        
  Team Northwest Alberta Cup5 0 44 10|        
  Western Canada Selects U15WSI U158 1 12 0|        
 2018-2019 Northern Alberta Xtreme U18 PrepCSSHL U1831 13 1528 48|Playoffs5 3 58 14 
  Vancouver GiantsWHL6 0 00 0|Playoffs2 0 00
  Team Alberta CWG6 3 36 0|        
 2019-2020 Vancouver GiantsWHL44 5 38 14|        
 2020-2021 Vancouver GiantsWHL22 7 916 26|        
 2021-2022 Vancouver GiantsWHL60 26 1743 58|Playoffs12 7 1623
  Canada U20WJC-207 1 23 0|        
 2022-2023 Vancouver GiantsWHL21 10 1929 20|        
  Wenatchee Wild WHL34 21 1738 26|Playoffs18 9 615 11 
  Canada U20WJC-207 2 13 25|        
 2023-2024 Ottawa SenatorsNHL7 0 00 0|        
  Belleville SenatorsAHL69 17 1128 47|Playoffs6 1 12
 2024-2025 Belleville SenatorsAHL- - -- -|        

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