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Zach  Werenski

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Grosse Pointe, Mich.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 218

Position:
Defenseman

Birthdate:
07/19/1997

Experience:
CBJ


04/08/2016

Four Icers Earn All-America Honors; Connor Named Top Rookie

Four Icers Earn All-America Honors; Connor Named Top Rookie

03/29/2016

Werenski Inks Pro Contract with AHL's Lake Erie Monsters

Werenski Signs Pro Contract with AHL's Lake Erie Monsters

03/14/2016

Connor, Berenson Head List of All-Big Ten Award Winners

Connor, Berenson Head List of Big Ten Ice Hockey Award Winners

01/09/2016

Kornacki: Werenski Back to Making Impact with Wolverines

Kornacki: Werenski Back to Making Impact with Wolverines

12/22/2015

Werenski Named Captain of U.S. World Junior Team

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

10/17/2014

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.

10/09/2014

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.

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Sophomore (2015-16)
• Had a career year with the Wolverines in 2015-16, recording 11 goals and 25 assists for 36 points in 36 games. Led all Big Ten defensemen in scoring and was second in the nation among blueliners in points.
• Named AHCA First Team All-American, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and a first team All-Big Ten selection.
• 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)
• Tallied two assists vs. Minnesota (12/11)
• Named captain of U.S. World Junior Team, missing U-M games at GLI (12/29-30)
• Recorded a goal and an assist vs. Michigan State (1/9)
• Notched two assists at Michigan State (2/6)
• Scored two goals at Ohio State (3/6)
• Tallied two assists vs. Penn State (3/11)
• Notched two assists vs Penn State (3/12)
• Recorded two assists vs. Penn State in Big Ten Semifinal (3/18)
• Tallied a career high four points with a goal and career-best three assists vs. Minnesota in Big Ten Championship (3/19)
• Scored game-tying goal vs. Notre Dame in NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal (3/25)

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

Personal
• 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: 4 - 3/19/16 vs Minnesota (g, 3a)
Multi-Point Games: 20 (2015-16 - 11; 2014-15 - 9)
Streak: 7 games - 3/6/16 - 3/26/16 (4g, 10a)
First: 10/04/14 at Ferris State (a)

Goal Superlatives
Most, Game: 2, last- 3/6/16 at OSU
Multi-Goal Games: 4 (2015-16 - 2; 2014-15 - 2)
Streak: To Come
Game Winners: 4, last - 3/19/16 vs. Minnesota
First:
10/24/14 vs. UMass-Lowell

Assist Superlatives
Most, Game: 3, last- 3/29/16 vs Minnesota
Multi-Assist Games: 10 (2015-16 - 7; 2014-15 - 3)
Streak: 4 games, 3/11/16-3/19/16
First: 10/04/14 vs. Ferris State

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