Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Ottawa Senators Official Website FRANÇAIS Official Site of the Ottawa Senators

ALL regular season home game TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

 BUY TICKETS > 
Inside the Senate
 

Draft Profile: Zach Nastasiuk

Tuesday, 11.06.2013 / 1:15 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
X
Share with your Friends


Inside the Senate Blog
Draft Profile: Zach Nastasiuk



Inside the Senate will be taking a look at 40 prospects ahead of the Entry Draft on June 30. Up next is Zach Nastasiuk...

If you’re looking at potential sleepers to make it into the first round of the Entry Draft, Zach Nastasiuk of the Owen Sound Attack should be a name on your mind.

At 6-foot-1, 191 pounds and possessing the ability to play centre or down the wing, Nastasiuk is an intriguing option for many teams heading into the draft. He has been dubbed as a player with plenty of offensive upside to go with a good understanding of the game and a high output motor.

As he continues to grow as a player, many believe that he will develop the tools necessary to cement himself as a top-six player in the NHL. If that moment never comes, his skill and tenacity should lend themselves well to a checking role. He consistently improved as the season progressed this year, breaking the 20 goal plateau with the Attack on the way, and was a star in the playoffs for Owen Sound, posting 11 points in 12 games. Moreover, he was part of a Team Canada U18 squad that captured a gold medal in Sochi, Russia earlier this year.

The knock on his game to this point has been his skating, which could stand to improve. Provided there is a commitment to training and as he develops a growing comfort within his frame, that phase of Nastasiuk’s game should come around.

Currently, Nastasiuk’s mix of skill, smarts and competitiveness should lend itself to an effective two-way role at the NHL level with potential for offensive upside provided he continues to progress in the same manner he showed this season.

Expect Nastasiuk to be amongst the group of players taken in the late first round or early second round come June 30.


More from Inside the Senate: Latest News/Features:

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06