2017 NHL Entry Draft

Zach Gallant

ZACH GALLANTCanada

DETROIT • ROUND: 3 OVERALL: 83

 

Previous Team: Peterborough Petes (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 77

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-2 • Weight: 188 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: March 6, 1999 • Hometown: Oakville, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Mississauga Rebels (Ont. Bantam AAA); Oakville (OJHL)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Peterborough (Round 1, No. 5)
OHL Debut: Sept. 24, 2015 (Peterborough vs. Ottawa)
First OHL Goal: Sept. 28, 2016 (Peterborough vs. Oshawa)

IN THE NEWS:
Grew Up as Avid Toronto Maple Leafs Fan
Was Determined to Shine in His Draft Year
Improved Throughout OHL Rookie Season

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Fearless faceoff ace goes to the net, plays the right wing. Must get faster." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Physical forward who reads the play well and gets into good position. Not the greatest skater, average top-speed, quickness needs improvement. Despite his lack of elite skating ability, he seems to always get to where he needs to be without any issue. ... Borderline NHL prospect, but will play pro at some level. Liked his game a lot." (Rocco Zappia, ISS Scout)

• "He was just OK in the playoffs. He may already be the best faceoff guy in the OHL, and that’s such an important skill at the NHL level. That alone will endear him to coaches, along with his great work-ethic." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "Can be tough to contain when attacking with possession, as he shields the puck well and utilizes his strength to drive towards the goal. ... Is at his best along the boards/off the cycle and below the hash-marks, as he creates space with his size and physicality. He also showed an ability to recognize created space and attack the goal. Best offensive tool is his shot, showing intriguing velocity and accuracy behind it." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "He's a strong immovable force out front with a wide skating stance that allows him to anchor around the slot. His first step lacks burst, but he glides well once up to speed. Needs to lenthen his stride." (Red Line Report)