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Zach Benson Profile


Zach Benson
Ht/Wt: 5'10"/160 lbs
Position: C/LW
Team: Winnipeg (WHL)



Zach Benson's Player Profile

Tony Ferrari - The Hockey News - Dec. 19th: "Benson is manipulative, intelligent, and lethal with the puck on his stick. His playmaking ability is slick and precise, fitting passes through lanes as they develop."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Dec. 14th: "A play driver who handles the puck with quick hands. Surprisingly adept at protecting the puck based on his slight frame (5-foot-10, 159 pounds)."

Matthew Somma - Smaht Scouting - Nov. 25th: "Despite his average skating, we feel that Bensonís work ethic and skill outweigh the risk and that he can develop that aspect of his game. You canít teach work ethic, and you canít teach a player to be as smart as Benson is."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - Nov. 15th: "Heís got a ton of skill and creativity, being a true offensive threat anytime heís near the puck in the offensive zone. Benson lacks ideal size at 5-foot-9, but he plays hard, getting his nose dirty and winning more battles than youíd expect."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Nov. 1st: "Bensonís a multi-dimensional forward who has quick acceleration (though heís not explosive), can handle the puck at speed and change tempos in control, can shape play by opening up his hips to go heel-to-heel, thrives in traffic, is a dual shot-pass threat, plays one step ahead of the game in possession, supports the play effectively, problem-solves as well as anyone in this class (in an age group that is full of intelligent playmakers), works hard off the puck to keep his energy up (he plays heavier and scrappier than he looks), and sets the pace for his line (whether by picking it up or slowing it down to use his creativity)."

Sebastian High - Dobber Prospects - Oct. 20th: "Benson is one of the smartest players in the 2023 draft class; he scans frequently in all three zones, processes the information he gathers with impressive quickness, and executes upon those reads with great precision."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Oct. 19th: "Unbelievably skilled player who drives play. Benson handles the puck well, especially at top speed and makes those around him better."

Steven - Daily FaceOff - Oct. 3rd: "Some scouts think heís one of the smartest all-around forwards in the draft. Thereís real boom potential here."

Peter Baracchini - The Hockey Writers - Sept. 27th: "He plays with a lot of energy as his motor never stops. He has a great work ethic, speed and hands to be extremely difficult to contain in the offensive zone."

Bob McKenzie - TSN - Sept. 22nd: "The Winnipeg Ice fireplug sub-6-foot winger is a high-energy, hard-driving, in-your-face player. Heís not a pretty skater but he more than gets there, and when he does, he has the ability to score, make plays, and be a disruptive influence."

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