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Connor Zary Profile

Connor Zary
Ht/Wt: 6' 0"/174 lbs
Position: C
Team: Kamloops (WHL)

Connor Zary's Player Profile

Tony Ferrari - Dobber Prospects - Sept. 30th: "His skating has been knocked but the worry seems to be overblown because he reads the ice so well and creates space for himself and teammates with his good hands and solid edges."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Sept. 21st: "Zary plays that middle-lane, tenacious, high-tempo game that every team covets in a centre. His feet are always moving, he pushes the pace, hes engaged on the forecheck and he has enough skill to create as a playmaker and a passer."

Steve Kourmianos - The Draft Analyst - Aug. 10th: "One of the leading point-getters among first-year draft eligibles in the WHL, Zary drove the bus for a resurgent Kamloops squad that relied on his 200-foot play and toughness off the puck to impact shifts."

Chris Peters - ESPN - June 30th: "One of the best puck distributors in this class, Zary has high-end vision and is especially decisive with the puck on his stick. He wastes few plays. Zary finished fifth in the WHL with 86 points and was a leader on a resurgent Kamloops team."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - June 25th: "Super smart, energetic player who handles pressure well. In-tune with the defensive game and should produce at NHL second-line pace."

Justin Haddad - The Hockey Writers - May 11th: "He was outstanding in the WHL this past season with 38 goals, 48 assists, and 86 points. Zary compares to Bo Horvat stylistically as he plays a 200-foot game, plays on special teams, and can be a formidable presence in front of the net."

Joel Henderson - Dobber Pros - Apr. 8th: "The ceiling on Jarvis is very high due to his progression, but Zary is currently much more rounded. They both can make small plays in little space with such effectiveness. I get the same level of excitement from someone like Robert Thomas as I do with Zary."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Apr. 8th: "Remarkably consistent performer in all three zones. Never had a stretch of more than one game where he went pointless."

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - Apr. 1st: "A puck-possession pivot who clicked well above a point-per-game this season. Great speed, deft puck skills, and equally dangerous with the shot and pass. An elder statesman."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Mar. 20th: "A two-way skater who possesses patience with the puck. He was tied for fifth in the WHL with 86 points (38 goals, 48 assists), tied for third with 15 power-play goals and tied for fourth with three shorthanded goals in 57 games."

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