May 24, 1988 |
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Hershey Bears (AHL)
Toronto Maple Leafs
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).
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.
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.
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. 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. He was subsequently resigned to a two-year, two way deal on June 30, 2016.
|2006–07||U. of Maine||HE||6||1||1||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||21||0||1||1||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|Best Defensive Forward||2009|
- "Zack [sic] Sill hockey statistics & profile". hockeydb.com. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
- "Sill signs two-year deal with Pens". Truro Daily News. Transcontinental Nova Scotia Media Group, Inc. May 16, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
- "Sill hold own in NHL debut against Devils". Trurodaily.com. 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2013-11-17.
- "Zach Sill scores first goal, nearly hits Brian Bickell with celebration". cbssports.com. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
- "Maple Leafs trade Winnik to Penguins". The Sports Network. 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2015-02-25.
- "Sill signs with Washington Capitals". Truro Daily News. 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
- Zach Sill career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Zack Sill career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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