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Connor
Zary
Player Profile
Position
Center
Team
Kamloops Blazers
League
whl
Height
6'0.25
Weight
178 lbs
Place of Birth
Saskatoon, SK  

Zary played in all situations in this game as he usually does. It allows a full perspective of what roles he could have at the pro level. First of all, he has decent size and uses it effectively to create offense in the flow of the game. He does not seek to engage in long board battles or tie up opponents heading towards the net. He bumps, engages, disengages, and carries on his way most of the time. It allows him to win space, and then create space for a tip or to receive a pass in the offensive zone. He’s often in constant motion too, by circling and just gliding through each zones and you can see it all over the ice. He isn’t using energy by being a stop and start player. This is one area that does hurt him since he doesn’t look to use his acceleration very often. He isn’t elite at closing out on opponents on the PK or bursting past people in the neutral zone. It’s more his constant motion and real good edgework that allows him to gain speed quickly if needed for separation. He can turn on a dime and often circles to his right when the puck is on his stick to elude pressure but uses a stutter step through the neutral zone too. His edgework and stickhandling is his bread and butter. He is a high level playmaker because he can turn and change pace quickly to elude pressure or pass the puck with high level quickness. He had a forehand drag to backhand saucer pass which created a fantastic opportunity for a teammate and people barely saw it coming. There are going to be others in this draft who offer a little bit more based on goalscoring ability and two-way play because of their aggressiveness and physical battling. He doesn’t get knocked off the puck really but he doesn’t dominate physically either. He has the talent to be a first round pick probably in the 20-30 range.

Joel Henderson
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Game Results

December 29, 2019
Everett
7
Kamloops
5

Player Report

Skating 8
Shooting 6
Puckhandling 10
Playmaking 10
Offensive Awareness 8
Defensive Awareness 6
Compete 6

Connor Zary's Reports

Jul 14/20 Connor Zary 1876 – Everett vs Kamloops WHL by Joel Henderson View Summary
Jul 14/20 Connor Zary 1874 – Russia vs Team WHL CRS by Joel Henderson View Summary
Jul 14/20 Connor Zary 1864 – Kamloops vs Kelowna WHL by Larry Fisher View Summary
Jul 14/20 Connor Zary 1865 – Kamloops vs Kelowna WHL by Larry Fisher View Summary
Jul 14/20 Connor Zary 1871 – Kamloops vs Kelowna WHL by Larry Fisher View Summary
Jul 14/20 Connor Zary 1868 – Vancouver vs Kamloops WHL by Justin Froese View Summary
Jul 14/20 Connor Zary 1867 – Kamloops vs Brandon WHL by Justin Froese View Summary
Jul 14/20 Connor Zary 1872 – Lethbridge vs Kamloops WHL by Justin Froese View Summary
Jul 14/20 Connor Zary 1870 – Kamloops vs Victoria WHL by Justin Froese View Summary
Jul 14/20 Connor Zary 1869 – Kamloops vs Portland WHL by Justin Froese View Summary