Zach Werenski

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19, 1997
Grosse Pointe, MI
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19, 1997 (age 21)
Grosse Pointe, MI


Defenseman who is famous for his career in the NHL after being drafted 8th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2015 NHL Draft. In March 2017, he surpassed Rick Nash's previous record of most points scored by a Blue Jackets rookie in one season.  

Before Fame

In 2013-2014, he trained with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. He played college hockey for two seasons at the University of Michigan, where he was named the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year following the 2015-2016 season.  


He earned his first NHL point in his professional debut with the Columbus Blue Jackets in October 2016. He finished his 2016-2017 rookie season third in the Calder Memorial Trophy voting for rookie of the year. 

Family Life

His parents' names are Ken and Karen Werenski. 

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He scored his first ever NHL goal in his second career game against Martin Jones