Statistics: 59 GP, 43-69—112 (Salmon Arm)
Scouting: 15th among North American skaters
The Hockey News: 24th
The best of a bumper crop of prospects with the Salmon Arm
Silverbacks, a BCHL team that also produced North Dakota's
Brady Murray, Zajac is headed to Grand Forks this fall.
Take: “He’s a multi-faceted player, and
that makes him very attractive. He's strong, he sees the ice
well, he can make great passes and he can finish on his own.
dishes the puck very, very well. He's got great timing as
he crosses the blue line with the puck, finding the open man.
a little bit older going in as a freshman at North Dakota,
which will help. It should be a fluid transition for him this
year, but he's going into a tough league and it's college
hockey – time will tell."
Projection: You don't find that combination of skills
every day. Zajac will likely be the fourth college player
taken, after Alvaro Montoya, Drew Stafford and A.J. Thelen
(in some order).