Wednesday, April 28, 2010

USHL Draft Coverage- Zach Saar

I have been contacted by to write up some profiles on players that may be drafted into the USHL this year in the USHL Entry Draft. I will be writing a profile almost every day leading up to the draft beginning with forwards, then on to defensemen, and finishing with goaltenders. These are in no particular order, as the Entry Draft is hard to predict. I haven't seen these players play either, so if you have seen them play and have something to add, please do. Enjoy!

Zach Saar (Little Caesars) is another forward from the Tier 1 Elite League, and like Moran, is a '93 and plays at the midget minor level. Saar, like Moran, also has great size. Saar showed up at the USHL Combine standing at 6'4" and weighing 190 pounds. Saar also has some offensive skills, putting up 23 points in 38 games played. Of those 23 points, 11 were goals and 12 were assists. He got some time on the power play this year too. Saar racked up 3 goals on the PP this year. But Saar apparently uses his size to play a very physical game. Now this isn't the be all and end all of physical play, but in his 38 games played, Saar had 52 penalty minutes which was fifth on the Little Caesars midget minor team this year. If I were to compare his play style and his scoring ability to a USHL players from last year, I would definitely compare Saar to Waterloo's Tony Turgeon. We will be seeing Saar in the USHL next year for sure.


  1. Tony Turgeon, a 6'4" 225 lb Defenseman with 113 PMs? I wouldn't call that nearly definate.

  2. What team is Zach playing on for the 2010 - 2011 season? His name is no longer listed on the Chicago Steel roster on the web page.


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