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09-12-2012, 09:23 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spokane, WA.
19. Forward Daniel Zaar
How Acquired: Selected in the 6th round (152nd overall) 2012 NHL Draft
Analysis: A fairly low-risk, potential high reward pick, Daniel Zaar will look to continue to hone his skills across the pond in Sweden this year. Zaar is a good two-way player with an excellent shot, able to get the puck on and off of his stick quickly and with accuracy. Zaar will need to improve upon his strength and quickness to make it to the highest level, however with his quality shot and solid two-way play, those assets can certainly be brought along in his game.
Pros: Big shot, three zone play
Cons: Size/strength, needs to develop skating speed
Realistic Expectation: Zaar is a long-term project that likely wouldn't see the NHL until he was 22-23 years old, if he gets there. He has middle-6 potential, with more offensive skill than a guy like Sedlak, however he will certainly have to round out the remaining areas of his game. If he's brought along correctly, he could be a solid find in the late portion of the draft, however he is a typical Scott Howson type pick, in that he'll need plenty of time and patience.
Stylistic Comparison: Ruslan Fedotenko
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