NHL Central Scouting Rank: No. 9 North American Skater
Weight: 180 lbs
Last Team: Everett Silvertips (WHL)
Central Scouting Report: A playmaking forward with good stick-handling ability... very good on special teams, especially effective on the power-play... sees the ice well and sets up his linemates with his good passing abilities... needs to work on his acceleration and breakaway speed... sometimes needs better puck pursuit.
2006-07 Season: Had 32-61-93 with Everett this season... captured the Bob Clarke Trophy as the Western Hockey League's top scorer... named to the Western Conference Second All-Star Team... selected as the Silvertips Most Valuable Player... WHL Player of the Month for Jan. 2007, after collecting 24 points (6-18-24) in 12 games.
What they're saying: "Zach has phenomenal hands. He's real crafty, and is always getting something done with the puck. He's real responsible all over the ice. His line hardly ever gets scored upon in 5-on-5 situations." – Kevin Constantine, Everett Head Coach ("Smooth as Silk" hockeyjournal.com - Lawerence Goldstein - 4-20-07)