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2007 Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Zach Hamill

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
From May 7 through June 15, philadelphiaflyers.com will be profiling 30 of the top prospects in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft in alphabetical order. Check back daily Monday through Friday to learn more about the players who could become first round draft picks of the club. Philadelphia has two first round picks including the second choice overall.

The 2007 NHL Entry Draft takes place on June 22 and 23 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.


Zach Hamill

2007 Team: Everett (WHL)
Position: Center
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’10’’
Weight: 180
DOB: 9-23-88

2007 Statistics
GP: 69    G: 32    A: 61    PTS: 93    PIM: 90

Overview:
The Bob Clarke Trophy winner as the leading scorer in the Western Hockey League this season with 93 points, center Zach Hamill is the ninth highest rated North American skater according to Central Scouting’s final rankings.

Hamill is known as a playmaker with the ability to create instant offense despite his smaller stature. He excels on the power play, has good vision on the ice and can also set up his teammates for good scoring opportunities. Hamill has a keen hockey sense, but there are some concerns about his skating and overall speed.

Hamill was named to the WHL’s Western Conference Second All-Star Team and selected as the Everett Silvertips Most Valuable Player in 2006-07; was the WHL’s Player of the Month for January 2007 after posting 24 points (6G, 18A) in 12 games; was selected as the WHL Player of the Week on January 28, 2007 with 13 points (4G, 9A) in four games; became the all-time franchise leader in points on December 12, 2006, with 187 points (61G, 126A) in 183 regular season games; had 59 points (21G, 38A) in just 53 games in 2005-06; led all 16-year old rookies with 33 points in 2004-05 and was named the Silvertips Rookie of the Year; played in 20 playoff games as a 15-year-old, helping the Silvertips advance to the 2004 WHL Final;  and was a key member of Canada’s gold medal winning effort at the Under-18 Junior World Cup in 2005.

The Flyers say…
“Zach Hamill is a competitive, two-way center. He put up good numbers this year and he’s got real good hands and hockey smarts. He plays both ends of the rink and can play offense and defense.”
– Director of Hockey Operations Chris Pryor

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