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Prospect Profile: Zach Redmond

Tuesday, 21.02.2012 / 10:00 AM / Feature
By Eric Postma
Zach Redmond

Winnipeg Jets defensive prospect Zach Redmond has been quietly racking up some hefty accolades. He is a mobile offensive defenceman, who has shown himself as an excellent skater that moves the puck well. He makes good decisions, and he is poised and patient with the puck. When required, Redmond jumps into the play, and possesses a powerful and accurate shot when needed.

Raised in Traverse City, Michigan (about 2 ½ hours north of Grand Rapids), Redmond began his hockey career at age 17 with the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede. After spending two years in Sioux Falls, Zach began to turn heads when he made the move to Ferris State University in 2007.

In his freshman year with the Ferris State Bulldogs Redmond racked up 19 points (6 goals, 13 assists) in 37 games. That was enough to get the blueliner noticed by the Atlanta Thrashers who selected him in the seventh round, #184 overall at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Redmond went on to complete his four-year career with the Bulldogs, earning a degree in Marketing from Ferris State. Zach served as captain of the Bulldogs in his senior year, notching 20 points (7 goals, 13 assists) in 26 games played. In that 2010-11 season, Redmond was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.

Zach made the jump to the professional ranks this season, first captaining Jets rookies at the Young Stars Tournament held in Penticton. Following an impressive pre-season campaign, Redmond was assigned to the St. John’s IceCaps to further his development. One quarter of the way through the AHL season, Redmond leads the team in plus/minus and is just beginning to show his potential.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Wheeler 82 28 41 4 69
B. Little 82 23 41 8 64
D. Byfuglien 78 20 36 -20 56
A. Ladd 78 23 31 8 54
O. Jokinen 82 18 25 -8 43
M. Frolik 81 15 27 8 42
E. Kane 63 19 22 -7 41
M. Scheifele 63 13 21 9 34
T. Enstrom 82 10 20 -9 30
J. Trouba 65 10 19 4 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 13 8 3 .920 2.30
O. Pavelec 22 26 7 .901 3.01