Pavel Zacha
Pavel Zacha
21-Year-Old CenterC
New Jersey Devils
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Thus far, Zacha's failed to live up to the hype of being selected sixth overall in the 2015 draft. The 6-foot-3 Czech center posted just 25 points in 69 appearances last season after totaling 24 points in 70 games the previous year, though his rating did improve from a dreadful minus-17 to a passable minus-3. A 33-year-old Travis Zajac is the only thing standing between Zacha and a second-line center role, but Zacha failed to seize his chance in similar circumstances last season, so he's far from a lock to do so this time around. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Devils in August 2015.
Notches assist
CNew Jersey Devils
March 22, 2019
Zacha registered an assist in his return to the lineup against Boston on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Zacha missed 16 games due to an upper-body issue, but was able to immediately get himself back on the scoresheet. The center will have seven contests, starting with Saturday's matchup with Arizona, to register another two points and reach the 20-point mark for a third consecutive season.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:48
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:30
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:16
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
14:18
1:50
0:42
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
14:22
1:18
1:03
2018–19
15:48
1:30
2:16
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Zacha has just 26 points through 71 NHL appearances, but the sixth overall pick in the 2015 draft still has time to hone his offensive game at just 20 years of age. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound pivot has already shown promise on the power play, notching five goals and 13 points with the extra man last season. Zacha’s fantasy stock will largely depend on his role heading into the season, but that could realistically range from first to fourth-line center for a Devils team with lots of depth but plenty of mystery at the position. Chances are he'll open on the third line behind first overall pick Nico Hischier and veteran Travis Zajac, though the team also signed Brian Boyle this offseason and Adam Henrique can slot in at either wing or center.
The sixth overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft is just 19 years old, but he didn’t disappoint in his first taste of NHL hockey, notching two assists in a late-season appearance with the Devils. Zacha will probably need a season of seasoning at the AHL level, but he does have an NHL-ready 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame and will make a push to land with the big club in camp. Even if successful, he’ll probably be limited to a bottom-six role at first, but the Czech centerman has the offensive skills to make a push for a top-six spot as soon as this year. This elite prospect should be on everyone’s radar if he’s still in New Jersey once the games start counting.
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Finally ready to go
CNew Jersey Devils
March 21, 2019
Zacha (upper body) will return to action Thursday evening against the Bruins, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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Missing another game
CNew Jersey Devils
Upper Body
March 19, 2019
Zacha (upper body) won't be available for Tuesday's game against the Capitals, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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Still on shelf
CNew Jersey Devils
Upper Body
March 17, 2019
Zacha (upper body) won't suit up for Sunday's tilt in Colorado, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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Still unavailable
CNew Jersey Devils
Upper Body
March 15, 2019
Zacha (upper body) won't play Friday against the Canucks, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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Remains sidelined Wednesday
CNew Jersey Devils
Upper Body
March 13, 2019
Zacha (upper body) remains out of the lineup Wednesday in Edmonton, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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