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Get to Know ... Zach Boychuk

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets
Get to know Zach Boychuk ...
  • Helped lead his team to a WHL Eastern Conference championship in 2008, leading all WHL players in playoff scoring with 11 goals (11-8-19).
  • Ranked second on his team with 72 points on the season and finished 15th overall in WHL scoring with 33 goals in 2007-08.
  • Helped Team Canada with the gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships. Also represented Canada in the eight-game Canada-Russia Super Series in 2007 and the U-18 World Championships in 2007.
  • Had two goals in the 2008 CHL Top Prospects Game.
  • He patterns his game after Philadelphia's Daniel Briere because of their similar skill set and his nickname is "Chucker."
  • Played on his first hockey team in 1996 for the Fort Macleod Panthers. He also played minor hockey for Strathmore and Airdrie.
  • He likes to create good habits by repeating the same routine on game days and his game-day superstition includes taping his stick between every period to start fresh.
  • His most memorable hockey moment was winning gold at the World Junior Championships in 2008 - "because it was a great accomplishment and the highest level of success so far in my career."

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Calgary Flames

NHL Player:Sidney Crosby

Shootout Move: "Deke to backhand"

Goal Celebration:  "Hands in the air, pointing to the crowd"

Video Game: Mario Cart

Movie: Billy Madison

Actor: Adam Sandler

Book: Wayne Gretzky's Biography

Website: whl.ca

Pump-up Song: Three Days Grace - "Riot"

Food to Cook: Bacon and Eggs

Activity Away from the Rink: Golf and University Classes

Place to Visit: Mexico

 

STATISTICS

Season   Team           League    GP     G    A    PTS    PIM
2005-06  Lethbridge    WHL       64     18   33    51      30

2006-07  Lethbridge    WHL       69     31   60    91      52

2007-08  Lethbridge    WHL       61     33   39    72      80

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