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Zach  Werenski


Grosse Pointe, Mich.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 218





Kornacki: Werenski Back to Making Impact with Wolverines

Kornacki: Werenski Back to Making Impact with Wolverines


Werenski Named Captain of U.S. World Junior Team

Ice Hockey's Werenski Named U.S. Junior Team Captain


Werenski Named to U.S. World Junior Team Preliminary Roster

Werenski on USA Hockey Preliminary Roster for World Juniors


Kornacki: Top NHL Draft Pick Werenski Savors Chance to Grow at U-M

Kornacki: Top NHL Draft Pick Werenski Savors Chance to Grow at U-M


Michigan Picked No. 1 by B1G Coaches; Trio Named to Watch List

Ice Hockey Picked No. 1 by B1G Coaches; Trio Named to Watch List


Zach Werenski Interview

Zach Werenski, a 6-foot-2, 215 pound freshman defenseman, talks about adjusting to college life, team chemistry, playing at Yost and his relationship with coach Berenson.


Ice Hockey Triumphs over Wilfrid Laurier in Exhibition

U-M used three first-period goals to pick up a 5-2 exhibition triumph over Wilfrid Laurier.


Sophomore (2015-16)
• Notched an assist in season-opener vs. Mercyhurst (10/16)
• Picked up an assist against Mercyhurst (10/18)
• Added two assists at Union (10/23)
• Scored the game-winning goal vs. Robert Morris (10/30)
• Recorded a goal and an assist vs. Niagara (11/13)
• Matched a career high with two goals vs. Dartmouth (11/27)
• Added an assist vs. Wisconsin (12/4)
• Tallied two assists vs. Minnesota (12/11)
• Named captain of U.S. World Junior Team, missing U-M games at GLI (12/29-30)
• Scored a goal at Michigan State (1/8)
• Recorded a goal and an assist vs. Michigan State (1/9)
• Picked up an assist vs. Ohio State (1/17)
• Recorded an assist at Penn State (1/30)
• Notched two assists at Michigan State (2/6)

Freshman (2014-15)
• Led all Big Ten defensemen with nine goals and finished tops among U-M blueliners and second among Big Ten defensemen with 25 points (9G, 16A) in 35 games
• Named All-Big Ten first team and All-Rookie Team
• Had the most points and goals by a freshman defenseman at Michigan since Jacob Trouba (13G, 16A) in 2012-13
• Led the team (along with Kevin Lohan) with 59 blocked shots this season
• Tallied two goals and two assists in games against UMass-Lowell (10/24) and Boston University (10/25)
• Recorded career-best two goals at Wisconsin (1/24)
• Added an assist vs. Wisconsin in Big Ten Tournament (3/19)

Junior Team
• A standout defenseman for the U.S. National Team Development Program Under-17 Team in 2013-14
• Finished second among team defensemen in scoring with 27 points (seven goals, 20 assists) in 47 games, despite missing time in November due to injury
• Called up for four games with U18-Team, scoring a goal in a 5-3 win on March 23 against Youngstown Phantoms
• Played against older competition throughout his youth hockey career
• Member of the Little Caesars U18 Midget Major team as a 15-year old in 2012-13, recording 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) in 28 games

• Born July 19, 1997
• Selected eighth overall (1st round) by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2015 NHL Draft, Michigan's highest draft pick since Jack Johnson (3rd overall, 2005)
• Son of Kristen and Ken Werenski
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Undeclared major
• Accelerated studies to become NCAA-eligible in summer 2014
• Models his game after former U-M and current NHL star defenseman Jack Johnson

Point Superlatives
Most, Game: 2 (12x), last, 11/27/15 vs Dartmouth (2g)
Multi-Point Games: 12 (2015-16 - 3; 2014-15 - 9)
Streak: 3 games, last: 10/16/15 - 10/23/15 (4a)
First: 10/04/14 at Ferris State (a)

Goal Superlatives
Most, Game: 2, (3x), last- 11/27/15 vs. Dartmouth
Multi-Goal Games: 3 (2015-16 - 1; 2014-15 - 2)
Streak: To Come
Game Winners: 2, last: -11/27/15 vs. Dartmouth
10/24/14 vs. UMass-Lowell

Assist Superlatives
Most, Game: 2, (4x), last- 10/23/15 at Union
Multi-Assist Games: 4 (2015-16 - 1; 2014-15 - 3)
Streak: To Come
First: 10/04/14 vs. Ferris State


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