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Zach Boychuk | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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Zach Boychuk scored a goal in the Hurricanes' 4-1 victory against Calgary Monday night.
Boychuk has three goals and five points in 12 games this season. The 25-year-old has excelled in the minors for years, but he has struggled to earn a permanent roster spot. That might change in 2014-15 as he's already played in more NHL contests this season than he did in the entirety of 2013-14. Nov 11 - 10:17 AM

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Zach Boychuk scored a goal and added an assist for Carolina, but the team suffered a 4-3 shootout loss to the Sabres Tuesday.

Boychuk's prospect status is a distant memory at this point, but there's enough talent lurking in there to remind us of why he was such a high draft pick to begin with. He has no fantasy value. Chris Terry and Riley Nash also scored goals for Carolina in the losing effort.
Oct 15 - 3:32 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled Zach Boychuk from Charlotte of the AHL.

Boychuk played 11 games with Carolina last season, registering one goal and four points. He has no immediate fantasy value.
Oct 12 - 6:34 PM

Zach Boychuk successfully cleared waivers and has been sent to the minors.

Boychuk was hoping for a better outcome to the Hurricanes' 2014 training camp after he scored 36 goals and 74 points in 69 AHL contests last season. "I'm extremely disappointed," said Boychuk. "Obviously, after the year I had last year, I thought I was making strides. I put everything I had into this summer with the hope of being in Raleigh." At the age of 25, he's running out of time to establish himself in the NHL. On a positive note, he credited new Hurricanes coach Bill Peters with sitting Boychuk down and mapping out a plan for him.
Oct 8 - 8:44 AM

Zach Boychuk has been placed on waivers by Carolina.

If he clears then he'll be assigned to AHL Charlotte. Boychuk was dynamite in the minors last season, with 36 goals and 74 points in 69 games, but he's been unable to carve out a place for himself in the NHL so far in his career.
Oct 6 - 1:21 PM

Zach Boychuk seems to feel like he might be running out of time to establish himself as an NHL regular.

Boychuk excelled in the AHL last season with 36 goals and 74 points in 69 AHL games, but he'll turn 25 in October and has just 96 career NHL games under his belt. "It's at the point where you don't want to ever say never but it's kind of a make-or-break year," Boychuk said. He's not an offensive leader in the NHL and is a bit of a long shot to make the Hurricanes' opening game roster.
Sep 16 - 9:58 AM

Zach Boychuk led the AHL with 36 goals last season as a member of the Charlotte Checkers.

He also tallied 74 points, second-best in the AHL. While the 24-year-old has been a productive AHL player, he has not yet been able to replicate that success at the NHL level as he has just nine goals and 24 points in 96 career games (one and four in 11 games last year). He recently signed a one-year, two-way deal with Carolina and will be given a chance to make the Hurricanes roster this season. It'll be interesting to see if he can take the next step.
Jul 6 - 11:33 PM

Zach Boychuk has re-upped with Carolina on a one-year, two-way contract.

He will receive $600,000 at the NHL level or $200,000 in the AHL. Boychuk netted 36 goals and 74 points in 69 games for the Charlotte Checkers last year. However, he chipped in just one goal and three assists in 11 contests with the Hurricanes.
Jul 3 - 10:25 AM

Zach Boychuk has been reassigned to the minors.

He suited up in Friday's game against Detroit in his 11th NHL appearance of the season. Boychuk has a goal and three assists with the Hurricanes this season.
Apr 12 - 5:10 PM

Zach Boychuk has been sent down to AHL Charlotte.

Boychuk was called up on Thursday on an emergency basis. He had no shots on goal and logged just 8:06 minutes of ice time in Carolina's 4-1 win over Dallas Thursday night.
Apr 4 - 12:14 PM

Zach Boychuk has been called up by Carolina on an emergency basis.

The Hurricanes have some injuries to a few players up front, so Boychuk could see his first NHL action since Jan. 10. He has a goal and three assists in nine outings with Carolina this season. Boychuk has been great in the AHL this year with 32 goals and 67 points in 62 matches.
Apr 3 - 1:04 PM

Zach Boychuk has been returned to the minors.

He produced a goal and an assist in Thursday's win over Toronto. Boychuk has four points in nine NHL games this year.
Jan 11 - 1:18 PM

Carolina has recalled Zach Boychuk.

He has 12 goals in his past AHL 16 games with Charlotte and he has recorded 27 points in 29 contests. Boychuk picked up an assist with the Hurricanes during his previous NHL call-up earlier this month.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 12:30:00 PM

Zach Boychuk has been summoned by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Boychuk has nine goals and 19 points in 22 AHL games this season. He's been a roughly point-per-game player in the minors for years, but he's typically used as a bottom-six forward at the NHL level.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 01:13:00 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have sent Zach Boychuk to the minors.

Boychuk must first pass through waivers and then he will report to the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL. The 14th overall pick in the 2008 Draft has yet to make his mark in the NHL and at age 23, it appears that his career with the Hurricanes has stagnated. He is on a two-way deal and will earn $105,000 in the AHL.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 07:03:00 AM

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