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Sharks Prospect of the Week: Zach Gallant

by Nicola Karasik /

Zach Gallant has been selected as the 'Sharks Prospect of the Week' for the week of Nov. 25 after posting three goals in three games, including two game-winning goals, for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Gallant's game-winning goal on Nov. 30 is getting attention as a possible goal of the year candidate

Gallant, 20, is currently riding a six-game point streak (six goals, one assist) with goals in four straight outings. After last week's success, the Petes captain now has 27 points (14 goals, 13 assists) in 27 games played this season, averaging a point-per-game. He ranks fifth on Peterborough in points and leads the OHL in game-winning goals (5).

Tweet from @OHLHockey: This goal from @zachgally 🤯@SanJoseSharks prospect with a slick blend of strength, skill and sticktoitiveness to score a goal of the year candidate and put @PetesOHLhockey ahead in Erie.

Last season, Gallant split the year between the Petes and the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL. After recording 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) in 30 games for Peterborough, the centerman appeared in four games for the Walleye, logging four points (one goal, three assists) and helped Toledo get to the ECHL Finals. He skated in 24 playoff games and collected 12 points (six goals, six assists), finishing tied-for-fifth on the team in goals.

The six-foot-two, 192-pound native of London, Ontario was originally selected by the Detroit Red Wings (third round, 83rd overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft. He was signed by San Jose as a free agent on July 2, 2019.

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