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#9 ZACH BENSON (L)
BUFFALO SABRES
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Age 18 Birth Date 2005-05-12
Shoots L Draft Info 2023 (1/13)
Height 5'10 Fantrax Roster% 40
Weight 170 Yahoo Roster% 2
Country CAN Status On Roster
2023-2024 Regular Season
GP G A PTS PPP TOI PPTOI SOG HIT BKS
4561016014:501:22691819

COLD STREAK - 1 PTS in last 4 GP

PROSPECT UPSIDE
9.0 / 10
PROSPECT CERTAINTY
95%
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2023-12-17Article21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles
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.
2023-11-17Player UpdateBenson (lower body) was taken off injured reserve and is expected to play Friday in Winnipeg, according to Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
2023-11-15Injury UpdateBenson (lower body) has a "good chance" to play during the Sabres' upcoming three-game road trip according to coach Don Granato, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports Wednesday.
2023-11-03Injury UpdateThe Sabres have put Benson (lower body) on injured reserve Friday, Sabres insider Joe Yerdon reports.
2023-11-02ArticleTop 300 Keeper League Skaters – November 2023
2023-10-31Injury UpdateBenson is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
2023-10-24Player UpdateBenson (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Senators, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
2023-10-23Injury UpdateBenson (lower body) won't play Monday against the Canadiens, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
2023-10-22Article21 Fantasy Hockey Rambles
2023-10-21Injury UpdateBenson (lower body) won't play Saturday against the Islanders, Jourdon LaBarber of the Sabres' official site reports.
2023-10-21Injury UpdatePer Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald, Benson (lower-body) returned to practice Saturday.
2023-10-20Injury UpdateBenson is day-to-day after suffering a lower-body injury in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Calgary.

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Category Rank
Top 300 Skaters170
Top Prospect Forwards1

Salary/CapHit Information

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Year Salary Cap Hit AAV
2023-2024950,000950,0001,600,000
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
Feb 21@MTL
Feb 23@CBJ
Feb 25CAR
Feb 27@FLA
Feb 29@T.B
Mar 2VGK
Mar 3WPG
Mar 6@TOR
Mar 7@NSH
Mar 9EDM
Mar 12DET
Mar 14NYI
Mar 16@DET
Mar 18@SEA
Mar 19@VAN
Mar 21@EDM
Mar 24@CGY
Mar 27OTT
Mar 29N.J
Mar 30TOR
Apr 2WSH
Apr 5PHI
Apr 7@DET
Apr 9@DAL
Apr 11WSH
Apr 13@FLA
Apr 15@T.B

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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
Feb 21@MTL
Feb 23@CBJ
Feb 25CAR
Feb 27@FLA
Feb 29@T.B
Mar 2VGK
Mar 3WPG
Mar 6@TOR
Mar 7@NSH
Mar 9EDM
Mar 12DET
Mar 14NYI
Mar 16@DET
Mar 18@SEA
Mar 19@VAN
Mar 21@EDM
Mar 24@CGY
Mar 27OTT
Mar 29N.J
Mar 30TOR
Apr 2WSH
Apr 5PHI
Apr 7@DET
Apr 9@DAL
Apr 11WSH
Apr 13@FLA
Apr 15@T.B

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2023-2024 Regular Season Line Combinations

Even Strength Line Combinations

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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 (2024-02-21)

Opponent: Montreal Canadiens
Num Time % EV - FORWARDS GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
16:3621.5JEFF SKINNER - ALEX TUCH - TAGE THOMPSON0001150.08466.7
25:3017.9JORDAN GREENWAY - CASEY MITTELSTADT - DYLAN COZENS01-12340.031023.1
35:2817.8KYLE OKPOSO - ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS - ERIC ROBINSON1013350.09756.3
44:4915.7PEYTON KREBS - JJ PETERKA - ZACH BENSON01-1010.0030.0
Num Time % EV - DEFENSE GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
19:5432.3HENRI JOKIHARJU - RASMUS DAHLIN1012340.071138.9
28:2127.2CONNOR CLIFTON - JACOB BRYSON01-18372.713572.2
36:3821.6ERIK JOHNSON - KALE CLAGUE01-1030.041028.6
Num Time % PP - FORWARDS GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
12:3061.5JEFF SKINNER - ALEX TUCH - TAGE THOMPSON - DYLAN COZENS1012166.76185.7
20:5723.4KYLE OKPOSO - JORDAN GREENWAY - CASEY MITTELSTADT - JJ PETERKA00010100.010100.0
30:187.4ALEX TUCH - TAGE THOMPSON - DYLAN COZENS - JJ PETERKA000000.0000.0
40:062.5TAGE THOMPSON - PEYTON KREBS - JJ PETERKA000000.0000.0
Num Time % PP - DEFENSE GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
13:0776.6RASMUS DAHLIN1012166.76185.7
20:4116.8HENRI JOKIHARJU00010100.010100.0
30:166.6HENRI JOKIHARJU - RASMUS DAHLIN00020100.020100.0
Num Time % SH - FORWARDS GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
12:3649.4JORDAN GREENWAY - DYLAN COZENS0001420.01516.7
21:3028.5ALEX TUCH - ZACH BENSON1011150.01150.0
31:0921.8JORDAN GREENWAY - ZACH BENSON000010.0010.0
Num Time % SH - DEFENSE GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
12:5254.4ERIK JOHNSON - RASMUS DAHLIN0001516.71614.3
21:0520.6CONNOR CLIFTON - JACOB BRYSON1011150.01150.0
30:4714.9ERIK JOHNSON - CONNOR CLIFTON000000.0000.0

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
UKKO-PEKKA LUUKKONEN2420172548.09.0
DEVIN COOLEY260004.55.0
DEVON LEVI22202072128.08.0
TOPIAS LEINONEN2020222417.06.0
SCOTT RATZLAFF18202351415.54.0

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
2023-2024BUF45610160.3629-422698.71.518000019330.001:2229.79.014:50
CAREER 45610160.3629-422698.71.518000019330.001:2229.79.014:50

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
2023-2024BUF4560.13100.22160.36220.49691.5300.00180.40190.4230.07

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
2022-2023Hlinka Gretzky CupCanada U1852571.402000.000
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
2018-2019WSI U14Draftday Hockey Selects U1470330.430000.000
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
3112021600:4714:03
40000000:00:0

Lines by quarter

QuarterLine Combination

2022-2023

QuarterGPGAPTSSOGPPPPPTOITOI
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Shooting % 8.7
5on5 Shooting % 6.5
PTS/60 1.4
PDO 974
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

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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Stats

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