NYI DRAFT CENTRAL: Zach Bogosian

A look at the top prospects in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

Friday, 05.30.2008 / 10:48 AM ET / News
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NYI DRAFT CENTRAL: Zach Bogosian
The 2008 draft pool is considered the deepest in years and the Islanders are set to select higher in this year's Entry Draft than they have in the past seven. With the Islanders selecting fifth in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 20 in Ottawa, many highly-touted prospects will be available for the Isles to choose from. Each week leading up to the draft, Newyorkislanders.com will feature a new player who is likely to go early in this year's draft.


ZACH BOGOSIAN

Zach Bogosian
Team: Peterborough Petes (OHL)
Position: Defenseman
Born: July 15, 1990 in Massena, NY (Age 17)
Height: 6-2    
Weight: 197
Shoots: Right
CSS Final Ranking: 2nd among North American skaters

2007-08 Regular Season: Games Played (60), Goals (11), Assists (50), Points (61), PIM (72)

2008 Playoffs:
Games Played (5), Goals (0), Assists (3), Points (3), PIM (8)

Update: Bogosian had a career season in 2007-08, nearly doubling his point total of 33 in the 2006-07 season by leading the Peterborough Petes with 61 points. His 50 assists led the OHL among defensemen. He was the only defenseman in the league to lead his team in points.

While his accolades include a trip to the 2007-08 CHL Top Prospects Game and the 2008 OHL All-Star Game, Bogosian was also chosen as the top defenseman, finished second in offensive defenseman and third in the category of smartest player and hardest worker in the OHL Coaches Poll at the end of the 2007-08 season

Strengths: "Zach is a big player and he plays defense very big. Zach's combination of skating ability and his size are what set him apart. There are some bigger, taller defensemen, who have to grow into their body, but Zach is right there, fully proportioned and ready to make that step into the NHL very quickly."
E.J. McGuire / NHL Director of Central Scouting


Clips of Zach Bogosian

Zach Bogosian
What They're Saying:

"Bogosian uses his team's success as a barometer for how he is performing. He thrives on the pressure of shutting down the opposition's top forwards."
-    Aaron Bell / NHL.com

"He's solid defensively, and at the same time he can skate with the puck. He doesn't lose any speed when he's handling the puck. He's good offensively and knows when to jump into the play. He's got a complete game."
-    Vince Malette / Peterborough Head Coach

"The difference between (Drew) Doughty and (Zach) Bogosian is the difference between what is today and what might be down the line. Bogosian is bigger and probably a better athlete who has made improvements in the second half of the season."
-    Gare Joyce / ESPN.com

"The Peterborough Petes have a long history of producing great players for the NHL. Names like Pronger, Yzerman, Stillman, Murphy, Ricci and even Tie Domi all played their junior hockey for the franchise. Another name that may be added in due course to this list is Zach Bogosian."
-    Steve Fitzsimmons / Ontario Hockey Now


ZACH BOGOSIAN STAT BOX

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005-06 Cushing High-MA 36 1 16 17 - - - - - -
2006-07 Peterborough OHL 67 7 26 33 63 - - - - -
2007-08  Peterborough OHL 60 11 50 61 72 5 0 3 3 8


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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