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Pavel Zacha
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Born 6 April 1997 (1997-04-06) (age 20),
Brno, Czech Republic
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
New Jersey Devils
HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
NHL Draft 6th overall, 2015
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2013–present


Pavel Zacha (born 6 April 1997) is a Czech professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). Zacha was selected sixth overall by the Devils in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing career Edit

JuniorEdit

Zacha was selected first overall by the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League at the 2014 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

Zacha made his Czech Extraliga debut playing with HC Bílí Tygři Liberec during the 2013-14 Czech Extraliga season.[3]

On 11 August 2015, Zacha was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils.[4] On 9 April 2016, not long after the Sarnia Sting were eliminated from the OHL playoffs, Zacha played his first NHL career game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, recording 2 assists. He scored his first NHL goal on November 3, 2016, against the Florida Panthers.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 HC Benátky nad Jizerou Czech.1 1 0 0 0 0
2013-14 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec CZE 38 4 4 8 10
2013–14 HC Benátky nad Jizerou Czech.1 12 4 5 9 6
2014–15 Sarnia Sting OHL 37 16 18 34 56 5 2 1 3 10
2015-16 Sarnia Sting OHL 51 28 36 64 97 7 6 7 13 16
2015–16 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 2 2 0
2015–16 Albany Devils AHL 3 1 2 3 2 5 1 2 3 2
2016-17 New Jersey Devils NHL 70 8 16 24 19
NHL totals 71 8 18 26 19

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Czech Republic WJC18 7th 5 0 3 3 2
2013 Czech Republic IH18 Bronze medal icon 4 1 2 3 4
2014 Czech Republic WJC18 Silver medal icon 7 3 2 5 4
2014 Czech Republic WJC 6th 5 0 0 0 0
2015 Czech Republic WJC18 6th 5 5 0 5 10
2015 Czech Republic WJC 6th 5 1 1 2 0
2016 Czech Republic WJC 5th 3 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 34 10 9 19 20

ReferencesEdit

  1. Devils select Pavel Zacha sixth overall (2016-01-29).
  2. Sting choose Zacha 1st overall in import draft. National Hockey League (2 July 2014). Retrieved on 2 July 2014.
  3. 2013-14 Bili Tygri Liberec player statistics. Eliteprospects.com (6 May 2014). Retrieved on 6 May 2014.
  4. Devils sign forward Pavel Zacha. New Jersey Devils (2015-08-11). Retrieved on 2015-08-11.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
John Quenneville
New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
2015
Succeeded by
Michael McLeod

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