Fri. Jan 22nd, 2021

Zach Dean

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Skills Summary

Dean is a very energetic center who plays a very solid all round game. He’s not a speedster but is very quick and agile. Great edges & elusiveness, can cut on a dime. Equally effective both as a puck transporter & distributor. Real quick hands, skilled puckhandler that can dangle. Shot is good but nothing special. More of a playmaker than shooter. Not overly physical but plays a gritty, chippy game. Always buzzing, gets to a lot of loose pucks. Plays with more pace than a guy like Bolduc. Turnovers are an issue. Very clever but can often be careless with the puck. Dean is real strong in many areas, not sure anything real elite though. Reminds me a lot of Connor McMichael in his draft year minus the blistering shot

—— Sean Patrick Ryan 11/30/20