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Prospect Profile: Zachary Yuen

Friday, 17.02.2012 / 10:00 AM / Feature
By Eric Postma
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Prospect Profile: Zachary Yuen
Selected this past June by the Winnipeg Jets in the fourth round, #119 overall at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Yuen is the first Chinese-Canadian defenceman to be drafted into the NHL.
Zachary YuenAt only 18-years-old, Zach Yuen is already inspiring a nation to play hockey. Selected this past June by the Winnipeg Jets in the fourth round, #119 overall at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Yuen is the first Chinese-Canadian defenceman to be drafted into the NHL.

Currently in his third season manning the blueline with the WHL’s Tri-City Americans, Yuen isn’t the type of player to turn heads on the ice, but he still manages to stand out. His steady, reliable play, solid work ethic, and phenomenal skating are what set him apart.

As a child, Zach Yuen was involved in figure skating, and the lessons he learned there have easily translated into his hockey career. He has also gained a reputation for his hard work and his dedication to his fitness and nutrition. Going into his 2009-10 season with Tri-City, Yuen first leaned down to 178 pounds, before adding 25 pounds of muscle mass.

Yuen was one of the biggest movers in the Central Scouting Services’ final rankings last season, moving from 87 to 69 for North American skaters. He looks to continue to rise among prospects as he spends this season continuing to grow in his role with the Tri-City Americans.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 12 9 3 0 33 22 18
2 VAN 10 7 3 0 34 29 14
3 NSH 10 6 2 2 26 21 14
4 LAK 11 6 3 2 26 23 14
5 CGY 12 6 4 2 31 27 14
6 SJS 12 6 4 2 38 34 14
7 CHI 10 6 3 1 27 19 13
8 MIN 9 6 3 0 31 17 12
9 DAL 10 4 2 4 33 35 12
10 STL 9 5 3 1 22 18 11
11 COL 11 3 4 4 27 32 10
12 WPG 10 4 5 1 20 26 9
13 EDM 10 4 5 1 27 36 9
14 ARI 9 3 5 1 22 34 7

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Little 10 5 4 3 9
T. Enstrom 10 0 8 1 8
A. Ladd 10 4 3 0 7
B. Wheeler 10 4 2 1 6
Z. Bogosian 9 0 4 2 4
D. Byfuglien 10 2 1 4 3
M. Perreault 10 0 3 -3 3
M. Frolik 10 0 3 -2 3
M. Scheifele 10 1 1 1 2
M. Stuart 10 1 1 -4 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 4 4 1 .908 2.34
M. Hutchinson 0 1 0 .864 4.50
 
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