Denver University

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Zeev Buium is a tremendous skater who uses his mobility to create consistent advantages on both sides of the puck.


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November 2023 – With all the hype in the NCAA regarding Celebrini and Levshunov, it’s easy to forget Zeev Buium is playing there as well. A shame, because he’s been fantastic since arriving. His trademark mobility is as present as ever and is now employing multiple layers of deception at multiple levels. Whether it’s his evasiveness in transition or his speed on the rush, very little can keep Buium from where he wants to go on the ice. His passing game is remarkable, as he is able to identify soft ice regularly even at this intermediate level. However, a lot of this was already well-documented, what isn’t is how well he’s evolved defensively as well. He has become much better at anticipating play, and become a rather proficient stick-checker as well. When he is being beaten, it’s usually a matter of pure athleticism as he is playing exclusively against older, bigger men, a task hard enough before his relatively slim 5’11, 165lb frame is considered. He has plenty of time to get there, and he looks plenty impressive as is. If he continues on this path, he can make his placement on draft day a very difficult conversation. David Saad (November Rankings: 21st Overall)

Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 7, 2005
Height 5‘11”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Western Selects Brick Invitational6 0 00 2|        
 2017-2018 Anaheim Jr. Ducks QC Int PW3 1 12 2|        
 2018-2019 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 13U AAA13U AAA56 19 1736 40|        
 2019-2020 Shattuck St. Mary's 14U AAA14U AAA56 2 1416 26|        
 2020-2021 Shattuck St. Mary's 15U AAA15U AAA43 6 2733 38|        
 2021-2022 U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP49 4 913 16|        
  USNTDP JuniorsUSHL32 2 35 10|        
 2022-2023 U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP63 5 3540 44|        
  USNTDP JuniorsUSHL23 2 1012 20|        
  USA U18WJC-187 1 56 0|        
 2023-2024 Univ. of DenverNCAA42 11 3950 20|        
  USA U20WJC-207 3 25 4|