What You Probably Didn't Know About.............Zach Bogosian

Hey guys, today's drawing is going to be the first D-man that I have done and a rookie one at that.  And he happens to be the 3rd overall pick from last year's draft. I really enjoyed researching this guy as there were many things that I was not aware of and honestly, that's to be expected because he hasn't had much of an opportunity to make a name for himself with this being his first year in the bigs.


10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Zach Bogosian



1.  He played his junior hockey for the Peterborough Pete's, a team that once boasted such players as our own Jordan Staal and big bro Eric. Ex-pen, and an integral part of our 2 Stanley Cups, Larry Murphy, Chris Pronger, Cory Stillman, Mike Ricci and Lemieux's buddy Tie Domi.


2.  He was tutored by Ray Bourque at Cushing Academy in Boston, MA


3.  He chose a different route than his father and uncle (both captains of their football teams at Syracuse and Army) because of his lack of size. Surprising because he now sits at 6'2 200 lbs.


4.  He was basically neighbors with Jesse Winchester of the Ottawa Sens if you consider that the only thing separating their hometown's was the St. Lawrence River.  (They played against each other for the first time professionally earlier this year)


5.  He was a Sens fan growing up and in the summer before his first OHL season at 15 yrs of age, he got to work out with....ugh.....Daniel Alfredsson and Wade Redden.


6.  As a kid, he routinely made the 3 and a half hour round trip to Ottawa during the summer to play hockey and train as there was not much hockey in Massena, NY at that time of year.


7.  Every single site I have searched while doing this has made mention of how great this kid's hockey IQ is so I felt that the trend should continue by mentioning it here as well.


8. He's only played 35 games this rookie year because he sustained a broken leg in a 7-0 beating at the hands of the Flyers on Oct 28th/08.  Darroll Powe was the culprit responsible for the hit that put him out until the last day of 2008.


9.  He is currently riding a 4 game point streak (2 Gs 2 As) that have him sitting at 12 points on the year. (1/3 of his points this year have come in the last 4 games just so you know.)


10.  He is part Armenian and recently took place in a game against the :LA Kings that would be deemed "Armenian Heritage Night" due to the high Armenian populous of Southern Cal.  He got 3 As in a 4-3 Thrashers SO victory.



There you have it, thx for coming out, have a T-shirt..... directly from the T-shirt cannon in FrankD's hands....kaboom.




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