FC Rank 82
All Rankings
Zack
Ostapchuk

Ostapchuk’s puck control abilities are truly fantastic in small spaces. He can coral loose pucks and redirect it to open ice or away from pressure. It’s very tough to find that level of finesse with someone his size. In board battles, he’s able to use his frame to secure enough space to let his stick…

Date of Birth
May 29, 2003
Position
Center
Height
6'3"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
St. Albert, AB  
Shoots
Left
Weight
187 lbs
Draft Result
2/39 (OTT)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Apr 3/21 Ostapchuk Zack 21887 – Victoria vs. Vancouver WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Feb 10/21 Ostapchuk Zack 21701 – Vancouver vs. Victoria WHL by Joel Henderson View Report
Dec 12/20 Ostapchuk Zack 21443 – Spokane vs. Vancouver WHL by Justin Froese View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Vancouver Giants whl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Vancouver Giants whl 44 5 3 8 0.18 -2 14
2018-2019 Vancouver Giants whl 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Ostapchuk’s puck control abilities are truly fantastic in small spaces. He can coral loose pucks and redirect it to open ice or away from pressure. It’s very tough to find that level of finesse with someone his size. In board battles, he’s able to use his frame to secure enough space to let his stick do all the work. Those interactions are usually controlled by him. When he’s around the net, he is always dangerous too because his hand speed is terrific and he’s able to tip and redirect shots or passes coming through. His skating stride is long too therefore when he truly gets going, his strength and foot speed are wonderful. He’s not a perfect skater as he seems to pivot on his heel instead of toe from time to time, but the ability to play a more dynamic skating game enables him to attack on angles, use lateral shifts and use width to his game instead of a pure north mentality. He’s better at protecting pucks and getting his hands to hips so he can make more efficient plays or carry pucks and he is able to capitalize with more consistency as a result. He has issues using dexterity and controlling pucks at times but is getting himself into areas where he can catch and release pucks. He is very active in high danger areas and around the net, playing hard for 50/50 pucks and generating confusion with defenders by showing good speed variations. He’ll need to show more awareness off the puck as he does get lost in the rush or amongst checks and is either put in a vulnerable position or in a position to get a bad puck. He provides good presence on the forecheck and does well to try and control puck flow but can take himself out of positions by trying to play a physical game and shows areas of immaturity. The biggest let down is that he is so good at drawing pressure and finding teammates with a pass that he hardly ever controls the puck in any zone for a long period of time. Moving forward, it will be important to see him taking advantage of opportunities to drive possession with the puck on his stick through the neutral zone. The stick and route selection could improve as well.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide