|Assets:||Is versatile enough to be used in any game situation, and at any forward position. Has scoring potential, grit and hockey sense. Sets a good example in terms of his work ethic.|
|Flaws:||His lack of ideal size for the pro game may hinder his ability to produce points on a consistent basis at the NHL level, so he may have to settle for a defensive role.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile forward with some upside.|
|WHL||East Second All-Star Team||2007-08|
|3/23/2013||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|3/22/2013||Placed on waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|3/21/2013||Claimed off waivers from the Nashville Predators.|
|3/20/2013||Placed on waivers by the Nashville Predators.|
|3/05/2013||Claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|3/04/2013||Placed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|1/31/2013||Claimed off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes|
|1/30/2013||Placed on waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Placed on waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|7/24/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2012||Carolina Hurricanes tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/03/2012||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|2/27/2012||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|11/21/2011||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|10/25/2011||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|9/29/2011||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|2/13/2011||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|2/02/2011||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|1/27/2011||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|1/24/2011||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|1/19/2011||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|12/17/2010||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|9/29/2010||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|4/12/2010||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|3/03/2010||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|2/14/2010||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|2/13/2010||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|2/07/2010||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|2/05/2010||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|1/17/2010||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|1/05/2010||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|1/03/2010||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|1/02/2010||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|11/08/2009||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|11/05/2009||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|9/25/2009||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|4/13/2009||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|4/10/2009||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|10/20/2008||Assigned to Lethbridge (WHL).|
|10/17/2008||Missed 3 games (wrist surgery).|
|10/10/2008||Wrist surgery, mid-October.|
|10/04/2008||Signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|3/21/2013||Claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes off waivers from the Nashville Predators.|
|3/05/2013||Claimed by the Nashville Predators off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|1/31/2013||Claimed by the Pittsburgh Penguins off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|6/20/2008||Drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round (14th overall) in 2008.|
Zach Boychuk clears waivers, heads to AHL | 03/23/2013 12:34 PM
NewsZach Boychuk has successfully cleared waivers.
ImpactBoychuk has been assigned to AHL Charlotte. He's got to tour the league on waivers, playing for the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins along the way as well as the Carolina Hurricanes. However, after all that, he's still back with Charlotte.
Zach Boychuk is obviously on waivers again | 03/22/2013 2:43 PM
NewsZach Boychuk has been put on waivers again with the purpose of sending him to AHL Charlotte.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactBoychuk has been bounced around the waiver wire several times already and he's been claimed three times this season. This is also the second time that the Hurricanes have waived him.
Hurricanes take Zach Boychuk back off waivers | 03/21/2013 12:57 PM
NewsZach Boychuk is back with the Hurricanes after Carolina picked him up off waivers from Nashville on Thursday.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactThe Canes place him on waivers back on Jan. 30. He was claimed by Pittsburgh, where he played seven games, before landing on waivers again and being acquired by Nashville. Boychuk played five contests with the Predators prior to another trip to the waiver wire and coming full circle back to Carolina. That's quite the roller coaster ride. The Hurricanes originally drafted Boychuk 14th overall in the 2008 draft, but he has been unable to carve out a niche for himself at the NHL level thus far.
Zach Boychuk lands on waivers for third time | 03/20/2013 3:12 PM
NewsZach Boychuk has been placed on waivers by Nashville.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactThe Predators were the second team to claim Boychuk off the waiver wire this season. Nashville snatched him off waivers from Pittsburgh after the Penguins picked him up from Carolina. "I think Zach has a lot of ability, but we really just didn't see enough bite in his game to go further right now," coach Barry Trotz said. "He is a project, but I think in time he could play in the league if he makes some of the right adjustments in his game." Boychuk had a goal and an assist in five games with Nashville. If he clears this time then he'll probably head down to AHL Milwaukee.
Fledgling Predators scratch Zach Boychuk | 03/17/2013 1:55 PM
NewsThe Nashville Predators might tweak their struggling defense for Sunday, but one thing's already clear: forward Zach Boychuk won't play against the Edmonton Oilers tonight.
Josh Cooper on Twitter
ImpactThe 23-year-old only has two points in 12 games this season, but they've all come in the four contests he's spent with the Predators since being picked up on waivers. It's not that tough of a decision for Barry Trotz to sit him overall, though.
Zach Boychuk scores in first game with Preds | 03/09/2013 8:20 AM
NewsZach Boychuk scored a goal in his first game with the Predators Friday, a 6-0 win over Edmonton.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactBoychuk skated on a line with Mike Fisher and Patric Hornqvist and enjoyed an impressive debut, scoring a goal and registering four shots on goal. Playing for his third franchise already in this shortened season, perhaps the former Hurricane will find a home in Music City.
Predators put Zach Boychuk on top line | 03/06/2013 5:20 PM
NewsZach Boychuk joined Mike Fisher and Patric Hornqvist at Wednesday's practice.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactHe had no points in eight games between Carolina and Pittsburgh prior to landing with Nashville. Boychuk hasn't been able to enjoy nay success at the NHL level yet, with seven goals and 18 points in 80 career appearances, but he is only 23 years old and has plenty of time to grow as a player.
Predators claim W Zach Boychuk | 03/05/2013 1:24 PM
NewsNashville Predators claim W Zach Boychuk off waivers.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactThis is the second time this season Boychuk has been claimed off waivers and the second waiver claim the Preds have made in as many days. Boychuk will join Bobby Butler in Nashville as the Preds try desperately to find any sort of added scoring punch. Don't expect either player to have much of a fantasy profile in almost all formats.
Zach Boychuk is waived by Penguins | 03/04/2013 4:55 PM
NewsZach Boychuk has been placed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
ImpactThe Pens made the move in order to activate Evgeni Malkin from injured reserve. Boychuk was claimed off waivers from Carolina back on Jan. 31, but he failed to do anything of note despite seeing time with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal. He's been a healthy scratch since mid-February. If he isn't claimed again then he'll probably head down to the minors.
Zach Boychuk scratched Friday night | 02/16/2013 1:34 PM
NewsZach Boychuk was a healthy scratch against Winnipeg Friday night.
ImpactHe has not registered a point in six games with the Pens despite the fact that much of his playing time has come alongside Evgeni Malkin and James Neal. That said, the Pittsburgh coaching staff still seems optimistic about Boychuk's future with the club.
Boychuk doesn't have a point yet with Pens | 02/12/2013 11:03 AM
NewsZach Boychuk doesn't have a point in six games since being claimed off waivers from Carolina by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
ImpactHe has spent most of his time as a Penguin on a line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal, but has been unable to generate any statistical results. "He's been able to create for that line and made some good plays with that line but hasn't been able to finish them," coach Dan Bylsma said. "I think he does add to that line, but obviously it hasn't turned into a point. That's what kind of resonates with you when it comes to evaluation." Boychuk has six shots and a minus-2 rating since joining Pittsburgh. It may be time to cut him loose if you haven't done so already.
Zach Boychuk gets to play with Malkin | 02/03/2013 11:06 AM
NewsNewly acquired Zach Boychuk played alongside Evgeni Malkin and James Neal in Saturday's win.
ImpactBoychuk, who was picked up Thursday off waivers from Carolina played 12 minutes, most of them alongside Malkin and Neal. "It's exciting to be with superstars like they have here," Boychuk said. "Hopefully, I can bring something." This is a situation to monitor in deeper leagues.
Zach Boychuk will play with Neal, Malkin | 02/01/2013 3:58 PM
NewsZach Boychuk will get a chance to play alongside Evgeni Malkin and James Neal on Saturday.
Penguins.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactBoychuk was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. This is a huge opportunity and he should have some fantasy value if this turns into a permanent assignment.
Penguins claim Zach Boychuk from waiver wire | 01/31/2013 1:51 PM
NewsZach Boychuk has been claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins from Carolina.
ImpactThe 23-year-old forward opened the season for the Hurricanes on their top line, but sat as a healthy scratch for the next four games. Boychuk was placed on waivers to give him a chance to play regularly in the minors, but the move proved to be costly for Carolina as the Penguins swooped in to nab the former first-round pick off the waiver wire. He has recorded just seven goals and 18 points in 73 career NHL contests, but look for Pittsburgh to use him alongside Evgeni Malkin and James Neal at some point.
Hurricanes place Zach Boychuk on waivers | 01/30/2013 5:25 PM
NewsZach Boychuk has been put on waivers by Carolina.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactAfter playing in the Hurricanes' season opener, Boychuk has been a healthy scratch for the last four contests. NHL teams have until noon Thursday to claim Boychuk and that could happen considering he is only 23 years of age and he has played well in the AHL this campaign in Charlotte. Boychuk registered a team-leading 16 goals and 32 points in 37 games with Carolina's minor-league affiliate prior to joining the big club for training camp. If he clears then he'll head back down to the AHL.
Zach Boychuk likely to be scratched again | 01/28/2013 11:57 AM
NewsZach Boychuk has been a healthy scratch for Carolina's past three games and will likely watch Monday's match from the press box as well.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactThe Hurricanes are coming off a pair of wins against Buffalo and are unlikely to make any line personnel changes up front when they face the Boston Bruins.
Boychuk, Bowman share time with Eric Staal | 01/16/2013 12:02 PM
NewsZach Boychuk started Tuesday's scrimmage on a line with Eric Staal and Alexander Semin.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactHe scored there during the contest. Fellow minor-leaguer Drayson Bowman played with Staal and Semin after that. Boychuk excelled in the AHL this year while the lockout was going on and he could remain with the Hurricanes out of camp, but it may not be on the top line since that spot could go to Jiri Tlusty when the regular season begins.
Zach Boychuk will look to stay with Canes | 01/07/2013 1:13 PM
NewsZach Boychuk will probably receive an invite to attend Carolina's training camp prior to the start of the 2012-13 campaign.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactHe has thrived in the AHL this year, where he leads the Charlotte Checkers in scoring with 15 goals and 31 points in 36 contests. Boychuk hasn't enjoyed much success at the NHL level in his career so far, but he's hoping to change that. He has seven goals and 18 points spread over 72 games in the past four years. Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh are expected to get a look from Carolina's coaching staff as well.
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|Goals||1||vs. Edm||Mar 8||0|
|Assists||1||at Van||Mar 14||1|
|Points||1||2 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 14||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||3 times-last:at CBJ||last:Mar 19||0|
|Plus/Minus||1||3 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 14||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||13 times-last:at CBJ||last:Mar 19||0|
|Power Play Points||0||13 times-last:at CBJ||last:Mar 19||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||13 times-last:at CBJ||last:Mar 19||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||13 times-last:at CBJ||last:Mar 19||0|
|Shots||4||vs. Edm||Mar 8||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||2010-11 (Car)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2010-11 (Car)|
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