Drafted – 2019 9th Overall, Anaheim Ducks
Position – CW
Attributes – L, 6’0, 170 lbs
The Ducks added another impressive prospect to their already deep system by selecting Trevor Zegras at 9th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft. The 18-year-old brings a lot to the ice and will certainly be a welcomed addition to an Anaheim squad looking to turn things around in the near future.
Regarded for his strong skating ability and high offensive upside the kid from New York made a name for himself playing for the US National Team Developmental Program U18 squad where he potted 26 goals with 61 assists in 60 games against a mix of Junior, NCAA, and International competition.
Zegras excels in many parts of the game and definitely has NHL ready skill, which is what obviously attracted the Ducks to the dynamic centerwinger. However he doesn’t quite have the type of frame to play in the NHL just yet, especially in the heavy Pacific Division.
Nevertheless Zegras’ game will likely convert to the pro level with relative ease, especially when you take into account the level of tenacity he brings to the ice, his exceptional play-making ability and wide variety of ways to put the puck in the net.
He was often overshadowed by Jack Hughes in recent years but now he’ll be leaned on as the offensive catalyst for a Boston University team trying to keep the momentum of their programs turnaround going heading into 2019 – 2020.