Zacha practicing with the Devils in 2015
6 April 1997|
Brno, Czech Republic
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
New Jersey Devils|
HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
6th overall, 2015|
New Jersey Devils
Pavel Zacha (born 6 April 1997) is a Czech professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). Zacha was selected sixth overall by the Devils in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
In the 2014 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft, Zacha was selected first overall by the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He joined the Sting for the 2014–15 season, recording 34 points in 37 games.
Zacha was ranked eighth for North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He was selected sixth overall by the New Jersey Devils. On 11 August 2015, the Devils signed Zacha to a three-year, entry-level contract. He returned to the Sting for the 2015–16 season. Soon after the Sting season ended, Zacha joined the Devils. He made his NHL debut on 9 April 2016, recording two assists in a 5–1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Zacha made the Devils' lineup for the 2016–17 season. He scored his first NHL goal on 3 November 2016 in a 4–3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers. He finished the season with eight goals and 24 points in 70 games.
On September 10, 2019, Zacha signed a three-year extension with the Devils.
Regular season and playoffs
|2012–13||HC Benátky nad Jizerou||Czech.1||—||—||—||—||—||1||0||0||0||0|
|2013–14||HC Bílí Tygři Liberec||Czech||38||4||4||8||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||HC Benátky nad Jizerou||Czech.1||12||4||5||9||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||New Jersey Devils||NHL||1||0||2||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||New Jersey Devils||NHL||70||8||16||24||19||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||New Jersey Devils||NHL||69||8||17||25||30||5||0||0||0||6|
|2018–19||New Jersey Devils||NHL||61||13||12||25||15||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
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- Canavan, Tom (9 April 2016). "Devils beat Leafs 5-1 in season finale". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
- Poupart, Alain (4 November 2016). "Vincent Trocheck gives Panthers win in overtime". NHL.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
- Ryan, Chris. "Devils assign Pavel Zacha to AHL | What shocking move means". NJ.com. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
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