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Although he may be a relative unknown Zach had a good year last season with the Atlanta Thrashers.
The third overall selection for the 2008 draft had a slightly injury shortened season after going awkwardly into the boards earlier on.
When he came back however it appeared he had no ill effects.
Recording nine goals and 10 assists on the back end, he was one of the better defensemen the Thrashers had. On a rather lacklustre team, Zach managed a strong +11.
What really vaulted him within the top 10 is his work ethic. Living in Massena New York, Zach spent hours a day driving up to Ottawa Ontario to train.
This made him easily the most physically fit player at the combine last year. This kind of dedication is something every team needs, and is why he sits at No. 9.