Zach Sill

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Zach Sill
Zach Sill 2013-12-21.JPG
Born (1988-05-24) May 24, 1988 (age 28)
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Washington Capitals
Hershey Bears (AHL)
Pittsburgh Penguins
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Zach Sill (born May 24, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centreman currently playing for the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Collegiate/junior[edit]

Sill was drafted by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)'s Moncton Wildcats in the 2005 junior draft, but opted to keep his NCAA eligibility and not immediately play major junior hockey for Moncton. He had an impressive 2005–06 season with the Truro Bearcats of the MJAHL. He began the 2006–07 season with the University of Maine, but parted ways early in 2007 after playing in just six games with the Black Bears. Sill then went back to the Bearcats for six games before going on to win playoff MVP and lead the Bearcats to the Fred Page Cup championship.

The following season, Sill started began his major junior career with the Moncton Wildcats, scoring 27 goals and 23 assists over two seasons. He was named Best Defensive Forward, among other honours, in the 2008–09 season before beginning his professional career in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.[1]

Professional[edit]

On May 16, 2011, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they had signed Sill to a two-year contract.[2]

Sill made his NHL debut on November 16, 2013, skating 9:10 of ice time with the Penguins in a 4–1 loss to the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.[3]

In the following season, 2014–15, Sill, after 47 career NHL games without recording a point, produced his first point, an assist, on a Marcel Goc goal on January 13, 2015, against the Minnesota Wild. On January 21, in Sill's 52nd career NHL game, he scored his first NHL goal against Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks.[4]

On February 25, 2015, Sill was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, along with Pittsburgh's fourth-round draft pick in 2015 and their second-round pick in 2016, in exchange for forward Daniel Winnik.[5] Sill finished the regular season with Toronto, playing in 21 games and registering one assist.

Sill was not resigned by the Leafs and on July 15, 2015, signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.[6] He was subsequently resigned to a two-year, two way deal on June 30, 2016.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Truro Bearcats MJAHL 1 1 0 0 0
2005–06 Truro Bearcats MJAHL 48 12 8 20 68
2006–07 U. of Maine HE 6 1 1 2 2
2006–07 Truro Bearcats MJAHL 6 1 0 1 18
2007–08 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 66 18 8 26 95
2008–09 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 58 9 15 24 78 10 4 1 5 10
2009–10 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 6 1 2 3 15
2009–10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 54 5 6 11 48 4 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 80 11 19 30 85 12 1 2 3 6
2011–12 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 68 10 7 17 40 12 3 1 4 0
2012–13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 57 4 5 9 108 15 2 2 4 6
2013–14 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 18 3 3 6 34 17 1 2 3 18
2013–14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 20 0 0 0 12
2014–15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 42 1 2 3 60
2014–15 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 21 0 1 1 24
2015–16 Washington Capitals NHL 10 1 0 1 2
2015–16 Hershey Bears AHL 63 9 13 22 49 21 6 4 10 26
2016–17 Hershey Bears AHL 67 7 9 16 30 12 0 0 0 12
NHL totals 93 2 3 5 98

Awards[edit]

MJAHL
Award Year(s)
Playoff MVP 2007
QMJHL
Award Year(s)
Hardest Hitter 2009
Best Defensive Forward 2009
Hardest Worker 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zack [sic] Sill hockey statistics & profile". hockeydb.com. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sill signs two-year deal with Pens". Truro Daily News. Transcontinental Nova Scotia Media Group, Inc. May 16, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sill hold own in NHL debut against Devils". Trurodaily.com. 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Zach Sill scores first goal, nearly hits Brian Bickell with celebration". cbssports.com. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Maple Leafs trade Winnik to Penguins". The Sports Network. 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2015-02-25. 
  6. ^ "Sill signs with Washington Capitals". Truro Daily News. 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2015-07-15. 

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