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Zach Werenski
G A Pts
11 36 47
Team: Columbus Blue Jackets Height: 6-2 Born: 7/19/1997
Position: DWeight: 218 Birthplace: Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Latest News
Apr. 17 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST20:20 UAE12:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Werenski is out for the remainder of the playoffs after suffering a fractured right cheekbone during the Blue Jackets' Game 3 loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Werenski's absence may be for only one game with the Blue Jackets in a seemingly insurmountable 0-3 hole. The 19-year-old standout, who was struck in the face by a shot from the Penguins' Phil Kessel in the second period, did return briefly in the third period before having his eye swell shut. Werenski had a power-play goal prior to leaving Sunday's 4-3 overtime defeat, and has led Columbus with 14 shots on goal during the series.
Apr. 3 9:46 AM PT10:46 AM MT11:46 AM CT12:46 PM ET16:46 GMT0:46 9:46 AM MST11:46 AM EST20:46 UAE12:46 ETNaN:� BRT - Werenski (shoulder) will be ready to go when the Blue Jackets visit Pittsburgh for Wednesday's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Analysis: The 19-year-old has emerged as one of Columbus' most important players, serving as the team's power-play quarterback and working alongside Seth Jones on the top defensive pairing. Werenski, who led all rookie defensemen with 11 goals and 47 points, missed the final four games of the regular season after sustaining the injury on April 2.
Feb. 20 9:48 PM PT10:48 PM MT11:48 PM CT12:48 AM ET5:48 GMT13:48 10:48 PM MST12:48 AM EST9:48 UAE0:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Werenski had a goal and two assists in Sunday's loss to Nashville, the rookie's first three-point game at the NHL level.
Analysis: In almost any other year, the 19-year-old American would be garnering serious consideration for the Calder Trophy during a season in which he's produced nine goals and 27 assists and is a plus-16 through 58 games. Werenski is an obvious hold in dynasty leagues and a player to target in upcoming fantasy drafts.
Jan. 31 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST6:36 UAE (+1)21:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Werenski had two assists Tuesday against the Rangers.
Analysis: He has two goals and three assists over his last four games.
Jan. 27 7:23 AM PT8:23 AM MT9:23 AM CT10:23 AM ET15:23 GMT23:23 8:23 AM MST10:23 AM EST19:23 UAE10:23 ETNaN:� BRT - Werenski had a strong game Thursday in Nashville, recording a goal and an assist while finishing a plus-3.
Analysis: The 19-year-old defenseman continues to impress during a rookie season in which he's generated eight goals and 21 assists through 48 games. Seventeen of Werenski's 29 points have come in power-play situations.
Jan. 18 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET17:53 GMT1:53 10:53 AM MST12:53 PM EST21:53 UAE12:53 ETNaN:� BRT - Werenski (illness) played Thursday against the Senators.
Analysis: The rookie leads all Columbus defensemen with 26 points.
Dec. 17 10:07 AM PT11:07 AM MT12:07 PM CT1:07 PM ET18:07 GMT2:07 11:07 AM MST1:07 PM EST22:07 UAE13:07 ETNaN:� BRT - Werenski continued his impressive rookie season with two assists in Friday's 4-1 win over the Flames.
Analysis: Werenski has 20 points on the season, tied for fourth among rookies. He has six more points than the closest rookie defenseman.
Nov. 15 6:13 PM PT7:13 PM MT8:13 PM CT9:13 PM ET2:13 GMT10:13 7:13 PM MST9:13 PM EST6:13 UAE (+1)21:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Werenski scored a goal for the third time in four games Tuesday in an OT win over Washington.
Analysis: The rookie has points in all eight home games, tallying five goals and six assists.
Nov. 13 7:36 AM PT8:36 AM MT9:36 AM CT10:36 AM ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST19:36 UAE10:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Werenski had a power-play goal and finished a plus-3 in Columbus' 8-4 win over St. Louis on Saturday.
Analysis: The 19-year-old is living up to his advance billing by amassing 12 points over his first 13 NHL games. Werenski has been especially dangerous on the power play, recording three goals and three assists in man-advantage situations. He's looking like a player to hold on to in keeper leagues.
Nov. 10 7:57 AM PT8:57 AM MT9:57 AM CT10:57 AM ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST19:57 UAE10:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Werenski notched the first game-winning goal of his career Wednesday, scoring 1:21 into overtime against Anaheim.
Analysis: The eighth overall pick in last year's draft is living up to his promise with 11 points, tied for third among all rookies and tied for second among all defensemen.
Nov. 1 5:59 PM PT6:59 PM MT7:59 PM CT8:59 PM ET0:59 GMT8:59 5:59 PM MST7:59 PM EST4:59 UAE (+1)20:59 ETNaN:� BRT - Werenski had two assists Tuesday.
Analysis: The eighth overall pick in 2015 has two goals and six assists in his first eight NHL games.
Oct. 21 6:09 PM PT7:09 PM MT8:09 PM CT9:09 PM ET1:09 GMT9:09 6:09 PM MST8:09 PM EST5:09 UAE (+1)21:09 ETNaN:� BRT - Werenski had a goal and an assist as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday night.
Analysis: What a start to the season for the former first-round pick. Werenski has two goals and two assists in three games and has put 14 shots on net.

Career Regular Season Stats

Totals
Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2016-17 Cls 78 11 36 47 17 14 4 0 1 188 5.85
Career 78 11 36 47 17 14 4 0 1 188 5.85

Career Postseason Stats

Totals
Totals Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2016-17 Cls 3 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 14 7.14
Career 3 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 14 7.14

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