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Zach Boychuk | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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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

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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

Zach Boychuk will not participate in Carolina's preseason opener on Wednesday.

Boychuk will still get an opportunity to play at some point though. After playing in a total of 13 games with Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Nashville last season, Boychuk signed a two-way deal with the Hurricanes over the summer. "I want to be a full-time NHL player," Boychuk said. "I took this summer to really prepare (and) now I want to prove some people wrong." At the age of 23, Boychuk is running out of good chances to establish himself at the NHL level.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 09:29:00 AM

Zach Boychuk got off to a fast start in the Hurricanes' scrimmages this week.

He scored a goal in Friday's initial scrimmage and scored two more in Saturday's contest. Boychuk skated in the AHL for the majority of the 2013 season but is looking to finally make the jump to the NHL. "Obviously last year didn't go the way I wanted it to," he said. "I want to be a fulltime NHL player. I took this summer to really prepare and come down early (for informal workouts). Now I want to prove some people wrong. This camp is very important to me and very huge for me, and I'm looking forward to showing what I can do." Pardon us for being a little skeptical, but we don't believe Boychuk, a former number one draft pick, will be a fantasy factor this season or anytime soon for that matter.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 09:02:00 AM

Zach Boychuk has inked a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina.

He will make $550,000 at the NHL level and earn $105,000 at the AHL level. Boychuk has spent most of his pro career in the minors and he bounced between three teams through waivers last season before ending up back with the Hurricanes. He is hoping to get another shot at NHL action, but we don't expect him to have any fantasy value this year.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 05:44:00 PM

Zach Boychuk wants to play hockey this year with the Carolina Hurricanes.

"Obviously I want to be in Carolina," said Boychuk, who is presently a restricted free agent. "That's why I'm here. I don't know what's going to happen yet. I'm still trying to figure that out." He has been offered a contract by the Canes and GM Jim Rutherford expects to hear back from Boychuk's camp in the next couple of days. He has played 73 career games with Carolina, but has never been able to stick with the big club. Boychuk bounced around the waiver wire last season. He was claimed by Pittsburgh from Carolina in January; grabbed by the Nashville Predators from the Penguins; and then reclaimed by the Hurricanes. In total, he played 13 games for three different NHL teams last year. "I think I'm really looking forward to this season, to kind of get off on the right foot and prove last year was a crazy year for everybody," Boychuk said. "It was definitely a crazy year for me. But I had opportunities and wasn't able to take advantage."
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Zach Boychuk remains unsigned but GM Jim Rutherford said something may be worked out soon.

Rutherford expects that a deal could be finalized in the next few days. Boychuk, who is a restricted free agent, skated in 13 combined games with Carolina, Pittsburgh and Nashville last season.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 04:54:00 PM

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