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#9 ZACH BENSON (L)
BUFFALO SABRES
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Age 19 Birth Date 2005-05-12
Shoots L Draft Info 2023 (1/13)
Height 5'10 Fantrax Roster% 80
Weight 170 Yahoo Roster% 2
Country CAN Status On Roster
2023-2024 Regular Season
GP G A PTS PPP TOI PPTOI SOG HIT BKS
71111930214:311:04983540
PROSPECT UPSIDE
9.0 / 10
PROSPECT CERTAINTY
95%
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2024-03-13Player UpdateBenson produced a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Red Wings.
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2023-12-16ArticleRamblings: Oettinger Injured, Another Shutout for Ingram, Quick Rebounding, Daccord Starting (Dec 16)
2023-11-26Article21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles
2023-11-25ArticleRamblings: Vasilevskiy Returns; DeAngelo, Kuzmenko Healthy Scratches; Benson Here to Stay (Nov 25)
2023-11-24Player UpdateBenson will play in his 10th game of the season Friday versus Pittsburgh, per Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.

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Category Rank
Top 300 Skaters151

Salary/CapHit Information

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Year Salary Cap Hit AAV
2024-2025950,000950,0001,600,000
2025-2026950,000950,0001,600,000

Upside Trend Chart

NHL ID: 8484145

2023-2024 Regular Season Game Log

Date OPP Team Status G A PTS +/- PIM SOG PPG PPP HITS BKS FOW FO% PPTOI %PP SHTOI %SH TOI HIghlights

Upcoming Games

Game Date Opponent
Oct 4N.J
Oct 5@N.J
Oct 10L.A
Oct 12FLA
Oct 16@PIT
Oct 17@CBJ
Oct 19@CHI
Oct 22DAL
Oct 26DET
Oct 28FLA
Nov 1NYI
Nov 2@DET
Nov 5OTT
Nov 7@NYR
Nov 9CGY
Nov 11MTL
Nov 14STL
Nov 16@PHI
Nov 20@L.A
Nov 22@ANA
Nov 23@S.J
Nov 27MIN
Nov 29VAN
Nov 30@NYI
Dec 3COL
Dec 5WPG
Dec 7UTA
Dec 9DET
Dec 11NYR
Dec 14@WSH
Dec 15@TOR
Dec 17@MTL
Dec 20TOR
Dec 21@BOS
Dec 23@NYI
Dec 27CHI
Dec 29@STL
Dec 31@DAL
Jan 2@COL
Jan 4@VGK
Jan 6WSH
Jan 9@OTT
Jan 11SEA
Jan 15CAR
Jan 17PIT
Jan 20@SEA
Jan 21@VAN
Jan 23@CGY
Jan 25@EDM
Jan 28BOS
Jan 31NSH
Feb 2N.J
Feb 4CBJ
Feb 8@NSH
Feb 22NYR
Feb 25ANA
Feb 27@CAR
Mar 1MTL
Mar 3@MTL
Mar 4S.J
Mar 6@T.B
Mar 8@FLA
Mar 10EDM
Mar 12@DET
Mar 15VGK
Mar 17@BOS
Mar 20@UTA
Mar 22@MIN
Mar 23@WPG
Mar 25OTT
Mar 27PIT
Mar 29@PHI
Mar 30@WSH
Apr 1@OTT
Apr 5T.B
Apr 6BOS
Apr 8CAR
Apr 10@CBJ
Apr 12@FLA
Apr 13@T.B
Apr 15TOR
Apr 17PHI

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2023-2024 Regular Season Game Log

Date OPP Team Status W L OTL GA SA GAA SV% GSAA SO QS RBS MIN

Upcoming Games

Game Date Opponent
Oct 4N.J
Oct 5@N.J
Oct 10L.A
Oct 12FLA
Oct 16@PIT
Oct 17@CBJ
Oct 19@CHI
Oct 22DAL
Oct 26DET
Oct 28FLA
Nov 1NYI
Nov 2@DET
Nov 5OTT
Nov 7@NYR
Nov 9CGY
Nov 11MTL
Nov 14STL
Nov 16@PHI
Nov 20@L.A
Nov 22@ANA
Nov 23@S.J
Nov 27MIN
Nov 29VAN
Nov 30@NYI
Dec 3COL
Dec 5WPG
Dec 7UTA
Dec 9DET
Dec 11NYR
Dec 14@WSH
Dec 15@TOR
Dec 17@MTL
Dec 20TOR
Dec 21@BOS
Dec 23@NYI
Dec 27CHI
Dec 29@STL
Dec 31@DAL
Jan 2@COL
Jan 4@VGK
Jan 6WSH
Jan 9@OTT
Jan 11SEA
Jan 15CAR
Jan 17PIT
Jan 20@SEA
Jan 21@VAN
Jan 23@CGY
Jan 25@EDM
Jan 28BOS
Jan 31NSH
Feb 2N.J
Feb 4CBJ
Feb 8@NSH
Feb 22NYR
Feb 25ANA
Feb 27@CAR
Mar 1MTL
Mar 3@MTL
Mar 4S.J
Mar 6@T.B
Mar 8@FLA
Mar 10EDM
Mar 12@DET
Mar 15VGK
Mar 17@BOS
Mar 20@UTA
Mar 22@MIN
Mar 23@WPG
Mar 25OTT
Mar 27PIT
Mar 29@PHI
Mar 30@WSH
Apr 1@OTT
Apr 5T.B
Apr 6BOS
Apr 8CAR
Apr 10@CBJ
Apr 12@FLA
Apr 13@T.B
Apr 15TOR
Apr 17PHI

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2023-2024 Regular Season Line Combinations

Even Strength Line Combinations

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Num Time % Line GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%

Even Strength Line Production (total pts: )

PTS %Total Line Combination

Even Strength Best Linemate

PTS Linemate

Power Play Line Combinations

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Num Time % Line GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%

Power Play Line Production (total pts: )

PTS %Total Line Combination

Power Play Best Linemate

PTS Linemate

Buffalo Sabres Last Game Lines (2024-04-15)

Opponent: Tampa Bay Lightning
Num Time % EV - FORWARDS GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
110:0319.3DYLAN COZENS - JACK QUINN - ZACH BENSON2028372.712666.7
26:2712.4ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS - TYSON JOST - VICTOR OLOFSSON01-1060.031220.0
35:5311.3ALEX TUCH - JORDAN GREENWAY - JJ PETERKA0001420.02625.0
45:059.8JEFF SKINNER - ALEX TUCH - JJ PETERKA0005271.46366.7
54:108.0JEFF SKINNER - JORDAN GREENWAY - PEYTON KREBS01-11325.02722.2
63:116.1ALEX TUCH - TAGE THOMPSON - JJ PETERKA0002433.33442.9
Num Time % EV - DEFENSE GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
114:3628.1BOWEN BYRAM - OWEN POWER101101050.0171848.6
214:1227.3HENRI JOKIHARJU - RASMUS DAHLIN1018850.0141450.0
313:2025.6CONNOR CLIFTON - JACOB BRYSON1107750.0131252.0
Num Time % PP - FORWARDS GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
11:2234.2ALEX TUCH - DYLAN COZENS - JJ PETERKA - ZACH BENSON0002166.73175.0
21:1330.4ALEX TUCH - JORDAN GREENWAY - DYLAN COZENS - JJ PETERKA000000.0000.0
30:5020.8JEFF SKINNER - PEYTON KREBS - JACK QUINN00010100.020100.0
40:177.1ALEX TUCH - PEYTON KREBS - JJ PETERKA000000.0000.0
Num Time % PP - DEFENSE GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
12:3564.6RASMUS DAHLIN0002166.73175.0
20:5221.7BOWEN BYRAM - OWEN POWER00010100.020100.0
30:3313.8RASMUS DAHLIN - BOWEN BYRAM000000.0000.0
Num Time % SH - FORWARDS GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
11:2635.8ALEX TUCH - ZACH BENSON0001150.01420.0
21:1932.9ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS - DYLAN COZENS0001150.01325.0
31:0025.0JORDAN GREENWAY - DYLAN COZENS10110100.010100.0
Num Time % SH - DEFENSE GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
12:4468.3CONNOR CLIFTON - OWEN POWER1013175.03633.3
20:3715.4HENRI JOKIHARJU - BOWEN BYRAM000000.0000.0
30:3313.8HENRI JOKIHARJU - RASMUS DAHLIN000010.0010.0

BUFFALO SABRES 2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Name GP W L OTL GA SHA GAA SV% GSAA SO QUAL QUAL% RBS RBS% MIN

BUFFALO SABRES Prospect Profile Pages

Name Age Draf Year Draf Round Draf Pick Link Upside Certainty
FELIX SANDSTROM2720153706.06.3
UKKO-PEKKA LUUKKONEN2520172548.09.0
DEVON LEVI22202072128.08.0
TOPIAS LEINONEN2020222417.06.0
SCOTT RATZLAFF19202351415.54.0

Career Stats (Regular Season)

Season Team GP G A PTS PTS/G 82GP Pace +/- PIM SOG S% SOG/G HITS PPG PPP SHG SHP BLKS FOW FOW% PPTOI %PP %SH TOI
2023-2024BUF711119300.4235-3369811.21.435020040529.401:0424.016.314:31
CAREER 711119300.4235-3369811.21.435020040529.401:0424.016.314:31

Career Stats (Per Game)

Season Team GP G G/GP A A/GP PTS PTS/G PIM PIM/GP SOG SOG/GP PPP PPP/GP HITS HITS/GP BKS BKS/GP FOW FOW/GP
2023-2024BUF71110.15190.27300.42360.51981.3820.03350.49400.5650.07

Career Stats (Non-NHL)

Season League Team GP G A PTS PTS/G PIM +/- SOG SOG/G S% PPP NHLe
2022-2023WHLWenatchee Wild603662981.63496800.00040
2021-2022WHLWenatchee Wild582538631.09284000.00027
2020-2021WHLWenatchee Wild241010200.8312800.00021
2019-2020CSSHL U15Yale Hockey Academy U15 Prep303056862.8726000.000
2019-2020CSSHL U16Yale Hockey Academy Elite 15s51120.400000.000
2018-2019CSSHL U15Yale Hockey Academy U15 Prep28613190.6812000.000
2016-2017WSI U12Pro Hockey Hutson Selects U1263581.336000.000
Season Team GP G A PTS PTS/G 82GP Pace +/- PIM SOG S% SOG/G HITS PPG PPP SHG SHP BLKS FOW FOW% PPTOI %PP %SH TOI

Career Stats (Per Game)

Season Team GP G G/GP A A/GP PTS PTS/G PIM PIM/GP SOG SOG/GP PPP PPP/GP HITS HITS/GP BKS BKS/GP FOW FOW/GP

Career Stats (Non-NHL)

Season League Team GP G A PTS PTS/G PIM +/- SOG SOG/G S% PPP NHLe
2022-2023WHLWenatchee Wild15710171.138200.00028
2021-2022WHLWenatchee Wild15914231.5310900.00038
2019-2020CSSHL U15Yale Hockey Academy U15 Prep23252.500000.000
2018-2019CSSHL U15Yale Hockey Academy U15 Prep51340.800000.000
Season Team GP G A PTS PTS/G 82GP Pace +/- PIM SOG S% SOG/G HITS PPG PPP SHG SHP BLKS FOW FOW% PPTOI %PP %SH TOI
2023-2024BUF64371.1796-261233.32.021300100.004:0258.91.416:46
CAREER 64371.1796-261233.32.021300100.004:0258.91.416:46

Career Stats (Per Game)

Season Team GP G G/GP A A/GP PTS PTS/G PIM PIM/GP SOG SOG/GP PPP PPP/GP HITS HITS/GP BKS BKS/GP FOW FOW/GP
2023-2024BUF640.6730.5071.1761.00122.0030.5020.3310.1700.00

Regular Season Quarterly Comparison

2023-2024

QuarterGPGAPTSSOGPPPPPTOITOI
1121451301:2114:20
2223694001:4015:29
3172241900:3113:48
42057122620:4014:09

Lines by quarter

QuarterLine Combination

2022-2023

QuarterGPGAPTSSOGPPPPPTOITOI
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Lines by quarter

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Shooting % 11.2
5on5 Shooting % 7.5
PTS/60 1.7
PDO 979
Sec. Asst% 0

Expected Goal (xG) stats below provided by Natural Stat Trick
Note: Expected Goals are updated overnight and will not include today's games. Stats only available as of 2020-21.

Advanced Stats

Year PDO 5 on 5 S% OZ Start% PTS/60 SOG/60 %PP IPP PPIPP CF% Sec Assists Sec Assist %

Expected Goals

Year GF 5v5 xGF 5v5 xGF/60 GA 5v5 xGA 5v5 xGA/60 xG% 5v5

NHL Edge

  Skating Speed Skating Distance Shot Speed Shot Location Zone Time%
Season Top speed 22+ MPH 20+ MPH 18+ MPH Tot. dist Tot. dist/60 Tot. dist EV Tot. dist/60 EV Tot. dist PP Tot. dist/60 PP Tot. dist PK Tot. dist/60 PK Top Speed AVG Speed 100+ 90-100 80-90 70-80 High Danger SOG High Danger G Mid Danger SOG Mid Danger G Long SOG Long G Off Zone Def Zone OZ - EV DZ - EV OZ - PP DZ - PP OZ - PK DZ - PK

Extended Game Log

Date OPP TEAM CF CA CF% GF 5v5 xGF 5v5 xGF/60 GA 5v5 xGA 5v5 xGA/60 xG% 5v5



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GP G A PTS PTS/60 +/- PIM SOG S% PPP HIT BLK FOW FO% PPTOI %PP TOI IPP

Even Strength Line Combinations

Freq Line Combination
Num Time % Line GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%

Even Strength Line Production

PTS %Total Line Combination

Power Play Line Combinations

Freq Line Combination
Num Time % Line GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%

Power Play Line Production

PTS %Total Line Combination