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USA Zach Werenski

a.k.a. "Zachary Werenski"

#8 Columbus Blue Jackets / NHL - 23/24

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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Oscar Lindberg 50 18 33 51
2. Ty Rattie 52 21 26 47
3. David Tomasek 52 25 20 45
4. Janne Kuokkanen 43 18 26 44
5. Max Friberg 51 16 27 43
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Zach Werenski Facts

Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
26
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Weight
214 lbs / 97 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Contract
27/28
Cap Hit
$9,583,333 Powered by
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Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1
1-time NCAA (B1G) Champion 1
1-time NCAA (West) First All-American Team 1
1-time NHL All-Rookie Team 1
1-time U20 WJC All-Star Team 1
1-time U20 WJC Best Defenseman 1

A smooth-skating, puck-moving defenceman that has a strong understanding of the game. Excels in key situations and is able to execute under pressure. Possesses good vision and awareness on the ice; uses his abilities to put offensive and defensive pressure on the opposition. All-in-all, a very strong all-around defenceman that consistently brings his game every night. (Curtis Joe, EP 2014)


Brother: Brad Werenski

Zach Werenski Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2009-10 Belle Tire 13U AAA T1EHL 13U 31* 16* 19* 35* 10* -* |
2010-11 Belle Tire 14U AAA T1EHL 14U 27* 10* 15* 25* 8* -* |
2011-12 Belle Tire 16U AAA T1EHL 16U 35* 8* 20* 28* 18* -* |
2012-13 Little Caesars 18U AAA HPHL 18U 28* 7* 14* 21* 18* -* |
2013-14 USNTDP Juniors USHL 35* 6* 13* 19* 17* -4* |
U.S. National U17 Team “A” NTDP 47* 7* 24* 31* 42* -* |
U.S. National U18 Team NTDP 4* 1* 0* 1* 0* -* |
USA U17 “A” WHC-17 6* 0* 1* 1* 0* -* |
2014-15 Univ. of Michigan NCAA 35* 9* 16* 25* 8* 9* |
USA U20 WJC-20 5* 1* 1* 2* 2* 3* |
2015-16 Univ. of Michigan NCAA 36* 11* 25* 36* 20* 5* |
Lake Erie Monsters AHL 7* 1* 0* 1* 0* 2* | Playoffs 17 5 9 14 2 8
USA U20 “C” WJC-20 7* 2* 7* 9* 4* 10* |
2016-17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 78* 11* 36* 47* 14* 17* | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0 -2
2017-18 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 77* 16* 21* 37* 16* 8* | Playoffs 6 1 2 3 2 0
2018-19 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82* 11* 33* 44* 18* -12* | Playoffs 10 1 5 6 9 3
USA WC 2* 0* 0* 0* 0* -1* |
2019-20 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 63* 20* 21* 41* 10* 9* | Playoffs 10 1 2 3 4 1
2020-21 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 35* 7* 13* 20* 13* -9* |
2021-22 Columbus Blue Jackets “A” NHL 68* 11* 37* 48* 22* -15* |
2022-23 Columbus Blue Jackets “A” NHL 13* 3* 5* 8* 0* -6* |
2023-24 Columbus Blue Jackets “A” NHL 70* 11* 46* 57* 22* 0* |
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Zach Werenski Tournament Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2008-09 Belle Tire QC Int PW 4* 0* 1* 1* 0* -* |
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Zach Werenski Game Log

Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
2024-04-16T19:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes
2024-04-13T20:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Nashville Predators
2024-04-11T19:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Florida Panthers
2024-04-09T19:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning
2024-04-07T17:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Carolina Hurricanes
2024-04-06T19:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Philadelphia Flyers
2024-04-04T19:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders
2024-04-01T19:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Colorado Avalanche
2024-03-30T19:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Pittsburgh Penguins
2024-03-28T19:00:00-0400 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins
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Zach Werenski Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 7* 1* 0* 1* 0.14* 0* 2* | 1 17 5 * 9 * 14 * 0.82 * 2 * 8 *
HPHL 18U 1 28* 7* 14* 21* 0.75* 18* -* | 0 * * * * * *
NCAA 2 71* 20* 41* 61* 0.86* 28* 14* | 0 * * * * * *
NHL 8 486* 90* 212* 302* 0.62* 115* -8* | 4 29 4 * 9 * 13 * 0.45 * 15 * 2 *
NTDP 1 51* 8* 24* 32* 0.63* 42* -* | 0 * * * * * *
QC Int PW 1 4* 0* 1* 1* 0.25* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *
T1EHL 13U 1 31* 16* 19* 35* 1.13* 10* -* | 0 * * * * * *
T1EHL 14U 1 27* 10* 15* 25* 0.93* 8* -* | 0 * * * * * *
T1EHL 16U 1 35* 8* 20* 28* 0.80* 18* -* | 0 * * * * * *
USHL 1 35* 6* 13* 19* 0.54* 17* -4* | 0 * * * * * *
WC 1 2* 0* 0* 0* 0.00* 0* -1* | 0 * * * * * *
WHC-17 1 6* 0* 1* 1* 0.17* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-20 2 12* 3* 8* 11* 0.92* 6* 13* | 0 * * * * * *

Zach Werenski Skill Rating

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Passing
17
Teamwork
16
Strength
16
Puckhandling
16
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Zach Werenski Connections

Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/30/2021
07/30/2021 Extension Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets
09/09/2019
09/09/2019 Extension Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets
03/29/2016
03/29/2016 Confirmed Univ. of Michigan Columbus Blue Jackets
07/17/2014
07/17/2014 Confirmed USNTDP Juniors Univ. of Michigan

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Zach Werenski Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2013, 2 #24 overall by London Knights in the OHL Priority Selection

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #7 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #9 by MCKEEN'S HOCKEY

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #9 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #11 by TSN/McKenzie

Cult/Star player for Columbus Blue Jackets

Cult/Star player for Univ. of Michigan

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