2017 NHL Entry Draft

Zachary Lauzon

ZACHARY LAUZONCanada

PITTSBURGH • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 51

 

Previous Team: Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 166

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-0½ • Weight: 187 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Oct. 10, 1998 • Hometown: Val d'Or, Quebec

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Malartic/Abitibi Filon (Ban.); Amos Forestiers (Mid. AAA)
QMJHL Draft: 2014 by Rouyn-Noranda (Round 2, No. 25 Overall)
QMJHL Debut: Sept. 10, 2014 (Rouyn-Noranda at Val d'Or)
First QMJHL Goal: Dec. 18, 2015 (Rouyn-Noranda vs. Val d'Or)

IN THE NEWS:
QMJHL's No. 1 Defensive D-man (in French)
Stock Improved During 2016-17 (in French)
Older Brother's Junior Teammate (in French)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Jeremy’s younger brother followed up a trip to the Memorial Cup finals and a spot on the QMJHL All-Rookie team with another solid season that landed him the Kevin Lowe Award as the league’s top defensive defenceman. Not as offensively gifted as Jeremy, Lauzon takes care of his own end with smarts, poise and competitiveness." (Recrutes.ca)

• "Is at his best in a defensive role; he’s a willing shot-blocker and loves to play a physical game in his own zone. He’s good on the penalty-kill; he often blocked shots and did a great job blocking passing lanes with a good active stick. He has become, over the course of the season, one of the best defensemen in the league in one-on-one confrontations facing rushing forwards. He has decent footwork, can keep pace with majority of forwards in the league and does a good job one-on-one." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)