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Zeev Buium Profile


Zeev Buium
Ht/Wt: 6' 0"/185 lbs
Position: LHD
Team: US NTDP



Zeev Buium's Player Profile

Jason Bukala - Sportsnet - June 11th: "Buiumís an excellent skater. Heís aggressive offensively and defensively. Buium never backs down physically in addition to providing offence."

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com - June 11th: "Buium, who has a smooth, poised approach to go with his maturity, outstanding skill set and high-end athleticism. The left-handed shot is a fantastic skater who showed no panic in his game against older competition or on big stages in the NCAA Tournament and at the 2024 WJC."

Mike Morreale - NHL.com - June 11th: "The second-youngest player in men's college hockey, Buium (6-foot, 186) led NCAA defensemen and was fifth among freshmen with 50 points (11 goals, 39 assists) in 42 games and helped Denver win the NCAA championship."

Chris Peters - Flo Hockey - June 3rd: "Buium is an average-sized, left-shot defenseman. Among defensemen, his hand skills would be considered dynamic. He handles pucks cleanly and can make plays with his feet just as easily with his hands."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - June 3: "Heís a plus-level skater and handler who plays an extremely involved game in all three zones, whether thatís activating into the rush or off the point, shaking pressure on exits or across/off the blue line (which he does extraordinarily well, making opposing players miss), working in and out of give-and-goes, or playing tight gaps against the rush."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - May 28th: "He has very good edge work and is proficient at making checkers miss. His defense is good enough at the amateur level, but he isn't very physically imposing. He is smart and mobile and breaks up enough plays to go with his great offense to be a major positive at even strength."

Steven Ellis - Daily Faceoff - May 28th: "Buium is a great skater who loves the puck on his stick, and he never seems to get frazzled, no matter the situation. In the NHL, look for Buium to become a high-output puck distributor who can score, hit, block shots and play on both special team units."

Hadi Kalakeche - Dobber Prospects - Apr. 20th: "Buiumís defensive game is also polished. Off the rush, he surfs with the puck-carrier, playing to his strengths by defending while skating forward. He closes gaps with great timing and accuracy, and this also extends to his in-zone defending."

Central Scouting - Apr. 16th: "Dynamic, offensively talented defenseman. Made the transition to college smoothly and is thriving despite being one of the youngest players in college hockey. Poise and patience with the puck make him very difficult to contain, especially at the offensive blue line."

Tony Ferrari - The Hockey News - Apr. 15th: "He isnít the biggest player, so heís not out there blowing guys up in transition or winning board battles with brute strength. Rather, he uses his high-end skating, play-reading ability and understanding of how to guide players where he wants them to use his stick and body positioning to take the puck away."

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