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Zach Boychuk

#11 Zach Boychuk

Position Left Wing
Height 5'10"
Weight 185
Shoots Left
Born Oct. 4, 1989
Birthplace Calgary, Alberta
Hometown Airdrie, Alberta
Drafted CAR 2008 (1st, 14th)

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2005-06 Lethbridge WHL   64 18 33 51 30   6 0 5 5 2
2006-07 Lethbridge WHL   69 31 60 91 52   - - - - -
2007-08 Lethbridge WHL   61 33 39 72 80   18 13 8 21 6
2008-09 Lethbridge WHL   43 28 29 57 22   11 7 6 3 12
  Carolina NHL   2 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
  Albany AHL   2 0 1 1 2   - - - - -
2009-10 Albany AHL   52 15 21 36 24   8 2 3 5 4
  Carolina NHL   31 3 6 9 2   - - - - -
2010-11 Charlotte AHL   60 22 43 65 48   16 3 6 9 14
  Carolina NHL   23 4 3 7 4   - - - - -
2011-12 Charlotte AHL   64 21 23 44 46   - - - - -
  Carolina NHL   16 0 2 2 0   - - - - -
2012-13 Charlotte AHL   49 23 20 43 16   5 3 3 6 4
  Carolina NHL   1 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
  Pittsburgh NHL   7 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
  Nashville NHL   5 1 1 2 4   - - - - -
2013-14 Charlotte AHL   69 36 38 74 55   - - - - -
  Carolina NHL   11 1 3 4 0   - - - - -
   
AHL TOTALS   296 117 146 263 191   29 8 12 20 22
NHL TOTALS   96 9 15 24 12   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   392 126 161 287 203   29 8 12 20 22

Biography

Zach Boychuk
Through the 2013-14 season, ranked second on the Checkers' all-time lists in goals (102), assists (124), points (226), power-play points (102), power-play assists (56) and game-winning goals (17), trailing Chris Terry in each category... Was the Checkers' all-time leader with 46 power-play goals ... Held Checkers records for most goals (36) and points (74) in a single season, both set in 2013-14 ... Held a share of the team record (Chris Terry) for most assists in a single season (43 in 2010-11) ... Won the Willie Marshall Award as the AHL’s top goal scorer (36) and named an AHL Second-Team All Star in 2013-14 ... Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 7/2/14.

Personal

Growing up, his favorite team was the Calgary Flames and his favorite player was Zach Parise … His favorite current team outside of hockey is the Canadian Olympic women's soccer team… Twin sister Corissa Boychuk is a world champion gymnast ... Is a big fan of Miley Cyrus and the TV shows Suits and Game of Thrones… His favorite movie is Billy Madison and he enjoys eating shrimp… Over the summer, Boychuk went camping, golfing and trained… Says his biggest talent outside of hockey is Mario Kart.

2013-14

Completed his fifth professional season and fourth with the Checkers … Set career highs and team records with 36 goals and 74 points … Also set career highs with 69 games played, 55 penalty minutes and 209 shots on goal … Won the Willie Marshall Award as the AHL’s top goal scorer and ranked second in total points, earning a spot on the league’s Second All-Star Team … Led the league and set a franchise record with 18 power-play goals … Won the AHL’s Player of the Month award for March by scoring a team-record 22 points (9g, 13a) in 16 games … Recorded his first two points of the season (1g, 1a) at OKC (10/5) … Notched three points (1g, 2a) and tied his career high with eight shots on goal at GR (10/25) … Scored three points (1g, 2a), including his third power-play goal in his last four games, as the Checkers ended their seven-game losing streak vs. RFD (11/23) … Scored a power-play goal that held up as the eventual game winner and added an assist vs. MIL (11/30) … Recorded his first multi-goal game of the season with two in a 3-2 win vs. RFD (12/5) … Recalled to Carolina for the first time this season on 12/6 and picked up an assist in that night's game vs. SJ before returning to Charlotte the next day … Had three points, including his seventh power-play goal of the season, vs. SA (12/12) … Scored twice vs. NOR (12/19), giving him six points (4g, 2a) in his last three games … Extended his goal streak to a season-long four games (5g, 2a) with a single tally vs. TOR (12/20) … Recalled to Carolina on 12/27 and played in that night's game vs. PIT … Assisted on former Checkers teammate Manny Malhotra's goal vs. MTL (12/31) … Had a goal and an assist for his first NHL multi-point game since 12/29/10 vs. TOR (1/9) … Returned to Charlotte on 1/11 after recording three points (1g, 2a) in an eight-game stint with Carolina … Recorded the second hat trick of his career and first since 1/23/11 with three goals, including the eventual game winner, and an assist vs. OKC (1/24) … Notched his second hat trick in three games and was plus-3 at LE (2/1) … Had three points (1g, 2a), tying his career high for most goals in a season (23) and setting a franchise record for most power-play goals in a single season (13), vs. NOR (2/18) … Recorded his third hat trick of the season, and third in his last 15 games, with three third-period goals at HER (3/2) … Had a pair of assists and was plus-3 at SA (3/7) … Set a new single-game franchise record with five points (2g, 3a) and picked up a career-high nine penalty minutes, including his second career fight, to earn the Gordie Howe Hat Trick at IA (3/26) … Notched a goal and an assist vs. OKC (3/30) to break his own team record for most points in a single season that previously stood at 65 … Earned AHL Player of the Month honors with a team record and AHL-best 22 points (9g, 13a) in March, becoming the first Checker to earn the award in their four AHL seasons … Recalled to Carolina on 4/3, played in that night's game vs. DAL and returned to Charlotte on 4/4 … Scored a power-play goal at SA (4/4) to extend his point streak to five games (5g, 6a), tying his longest of the season … Playing for the fourth time in four nights (one NHL game, three AHL games), scored two goals to set a new team record for most in a single season (previously 34) at OKC (4/6) … Notched two points (1g, 1a) in a 3-0 win vs. GR (4/10) … Recalled to Carolina on 4/11, played in that night's game at DET and returned to Charlotte on 4/12 … Games missed while on NHL recall: 7 (12/27-1/11) … Longest goal streak: 4 games (12/12-12/20: 5g, 2a) … Longest assist streak: 4 games (3/25-3/30: 4g, 4a) … Longest point streak: 5 games (12/12-12/21: 5g, 3a; 3/25-4/1: 5g, 6a) … Multi-goal games: 7 (12/5, 12/19, 1/24, 2/1, 3/2, 3/26, 4/6) … Multi-assist games: 9 (10/25, 11/2, 11/23, 12/12, 2/16, 2/18, 3/7, 3/15, 3/26) … Multi-point games: 21 (10/5, 10/25, 11/2, 11/23, 11/30, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/24, 2/1, 2/5, 2/16, 2/18, 3/2, 3/7, 3/15, 3/25, 3/26, 3/30, 4/6, 4/10).

2012-13

Completed his fourth professional season, all with the Carolina Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, and third with the Checkers … Played for four different teams, including three in the NHL … Ranked second on the team with 23 goals despite playing a career-low 49 games at the AHL level … Ranked third on the team with 43 points … Was fifth on the team with a career-best, plus-8 rating … Tied for the team lead with 10 power-play goals and ranked third with 20 power-play points … Ranked second on the team and tied for fifth in the AHL with a career-high seven game-winning goals … Led the Checkers in playoff goals (3) and points (6) and tied for the team lead in assists (3) … Picked up an assist and fired five shots on goal in the Checkers' season opener at HOU (10/13) … Recorded three points (1g, 2a) in his second game of the season at TEX (10/14) … Scored the game-winning goal at MIL (10/9), giving him points in each of the season's first three games (2g, 3a) … Took a season-high eight shots on goal at RFD (10/20) … Picked up the game-winning goal at Peoria, giving him points in four consecutive games (10/21-10/28; 3g, 1a) … Recorded his first and only multi-goal game of the season (2g, 0a) vs. PEO (11/8), including an overtime goal that was his fourth game-winner of the season … Had a goal and an assist vs. PEO (11/9), giving him back-to-back, multi-point outings (3g, 1a) … Posted a five-game point streak (4g, 1a) from 11/18-12/1 … Tied his season high with three points (1g, 2a) and took seven shots vs. PEO (12/20) … Recorded a season-long, six-game point streak (1g, 8a) from 12/11-12/21 … Recalled to Carolina for the start of NHL training camps on 1/12. Was the Checkers' leading scorer with 32 points (16g, 16a) in 37 games at that time … Made his NHL season debut in Carolina's game at FLA (1/19) … Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh on 1/31 … Made his Penguins debut vs. NJ on 2/3 … Claimed on waivers by Nashville on 3/5 after playing seven games with the Penguins … Scored a goal, his first NHL point of the season, in his Nashville debut vs. EDM on 3/8 … Earned his first NHL assist of the season at VAN (3/14) … Re-claimed on waivers by Carolina on 3/21 and reassigned to Charlotte on 3/23 … Scored the game-winning goal in his return to Charlotte – his first AHL game in over two months – at TEX (3/23) … Had two points (1g, 1a) vs. SA (3/30) … Scored the game-winning, power-play goal with 1:41 remaining in regulation vs. TEX (4/11) … Scored a goal to tie the game with 1:34 remaining in regulation at PEO (4/16) … Finished the regular season with goals and points in each of his last three games (4/16-4/20; 3g, 1a) … Scored a goal in each of the Checkers' first two Calder Cup Playoff games at OKC on 4/26 and 4/27 … Posted three assists, the most ever by a Checker in a single playoff game, in Game 3 vs. OKC (5/1) … Scored a goal in Game 4 vs. OKC (5/3), extending his playoff point streak to four games (3g, 3a) and his overall point streak to seven games (6g, 4a) … Regular-season games missed while in the NHL: 27 (1/12-3/21) … Longest point streak: 6 games (12/11-12/21: 1g, 8a) … Longest goal streak: 3 games (11/24-2/1: 3g, 0a; 1/11-3/26: 3g, 0a; 4/16-4/20: 3g, 1a) … Longest assist streak: 6 games (12/11-12/21: 1g, 8a) … Multi-point games: 7 (10/14, 11/8, 11/9, 12/15, 12/20, 3/30, 4/19) … Multi-goal games: 1 (11/8) … Multi-assist games: 3 (10/14, 12/15, 12/20).

2011-12

Concluded his third professional season, all with the Hurricanes organization ... Led the Checkers with 21 goals and ranked third on the team in points (44) and assists (23) ... Was second on the team in power-play goals (8) and third in power-play points (10) ... Tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals ... Ranked fourth on the team with 165 shots ... Had a team-high five multi-goal games, two of which came during a four-game stretch from 3/16-3/21 ... Played 16 games at the NHL level with Carolina, registering two assists ... Had two points (1g, 1a) in the season opener at NOR (10/7) ... Began the season with six points (4g, 2a) in his first five games, including a two-goal effort vs. HOU (10/21) ... Opened the scoring and then added the game-winner in the third period of a two-goal effort vs. MIL (11/26) ... Recorded two assists in less than three minutes vs. LE (12/4) ... Took a career-high eight shots on goal vs. CHI (12/15) ... Scored two points (1g, 1a), including the game-winning goal, vs. CHI (12/16) ... Scored the game-winning goal with 10:39 left in regulation as part of a two-point effort (1g, 1a) at MIL (1/7) ... Scored both Checkers goals in a 3-2 shootout loss vs. HER (1/11) ... Recorded his second consecutive multi-point game by scoring both Checkers goals in a 7-2 loss vs. NOR (3/16) ... Scored seven points in a five-game stretch from 3/11-3/21, including three separate two-point outings ... Hit the 20-goal mark for the second consecutive season with a power-play tally vs. MIL (4/5).

2010-11

Completed his third NHL season with Carolina, splitting the season between the NHL and AHL levels... Established a new NHL career high in goals (4) and added three assists (7 points) in 23 games played with the Hurricanes... Led Charlotte skaters in assists (43) and points (65) in 60 games on the AHL level... Ranked 13th in the AHL in points (65) and 17th in assists (43) despite spending significant time on the NHL level... Was named the AHL's Player of the Week for 3/21-3/27, with five goals and five assists (10 points) in four games... Served his third NHL stint with Carolina from 2/2-2/13, skating in five games without earning a point... Scored the game's first goal and was (+3) at NYI (1/26)... Earned his first professional hat trick with three goals for Charlotte at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (1/23)... Earned his first career NHL multi-goal effort with a pair of tallies - including the game-winner - at OTT (12/29)... Made his NHL season debut vs. ANA (12/18)... Had a four-assist AHL game for Charlotte vs. Hershey (12/12)... Earned his second six-game AHL point streak of the season from 11/17-11/28 (2g, 7a)... Had a six-game AHL point streak from 10/22-11/3 (3g, 5a)... Played in all 16 of Charlotte's Calder Cup Playoff games, and ranked tied for third on the team in scoring with nine points (3g, 6a)... Earned seven points (3g, 4a) in the opening round, as the Checkers topped Hershey in six games.

2009-10

Established NHL highs in games played (31), assists (6) and points (9)... Had 36 points (15g, 21a) in 52 games on the AHL level with Albany... Earned his first NHL point with an assist on Gleason's goal at CBJ (11/7)... Beat Martin Brodeur with a backhanded shot for his first NHL goal vs. NJ (2/13)... Earned primary assists on each of Carolina's first two goals vs. OTT (3/4) for his first NHL multi-point game... Scored his first professional goal and had two assists for Albany vs. Portland (10/9)... Skated in all eight of Albany's Calder Cup Playoff games, earning five points (2g, 3a)... Scored his first playoff points with a pair of assists at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (4/18)... Netted the series-clinching goal at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (4/19).

2008-09

Started the season in the NHL with the Hurricanes, playing in two games before returning to his junior team in Lethbridge (WHL)... Made his NHL debut at LA (10/17), becoming the first Hurricanes player since Eric Staal in 2003 to make his NHL debut in his draft year... Joined Albany at the end of his WHL season, earning one assist in two games... Made his AHL debut and earned his first professional point with an assist at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (4/10).

Junior

Earned 271 points (110g, 161a) in 237 career regular-season Western Hockey League (WHL) games with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, good for seventh on Lethbridge's all-time point list... Had 20 goals and 19 assists (39 points) in 35 career WHL playoff games... Shared the Harry Ingarfield Memorial Award as Lethbridge's team MVP and won the team's plus/minus award in 2008-09... Was ranked eighth among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting heading into the 2008 NHL Entry Draft... Played in the 2008 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, netting two goals and earning Team White Player of the Game honors... Also placed second at that event's fastest skater competition... Led all WHL skaters in 2008 with 13 playoff goals as Lethbridge won three postseason series and the WHL's Eastern Conference title before falling to the Spokane Chiefs in the WHL final...Ranked tied for second in the WHL in scoring with 91 points (31g, 60a) in 69 games as a 17-year-old for Lethbridge in 2006-07... Was named Lethbridge's team MVP and Most Popular Player as voted by the fans... Won the Carl Trentini Memorial Award as Lethbridge's Rookie of the Year after totaling 51 points (18g, 33a) in 64 games as a 16-year-old in 2005-06...Was the youngest player on Team WHL at the 2006 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge, and played for Team WHL again at that event in 2007 and 2008.

International

Has represented Canada in a number of international competitions, debuting at the 2006 Under-18 Junior World Cup, when Canada won gold... Represented Canada at the 2007 Under-18 World Junior Championship and the eight-game Canada-Russia Super Series in 2007... Captured gold with Canada at the 2008 and 2009 World Junior Championships, serving as the team's alternate captain at the 2009 World Juniors.