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Zach Werenski’s Rookie Season

from Chris Lomon of NHLPA.com,

Amid a season showcasing some serious NHL rookie talent, first-year defenceman Zach Werenski looks right at home amongst his peers.

With big-name rookies – like Toronto’s Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, the New York Rangers’ Jimmy Vesey, along with Winnipeg’s Patrick Laine – turning heads with their play, it might be easy to get lost in the shuffle.

Not the case when it comes to Werenski.

Selected eighth overall by Columbus last year, the 19-year-old was given a shot to make his mark with the Blue Jackets in 2016-17.

It’s safe to say he hasn’t wasted the opportunity.

In 24 games, Werenski has six goals and 11 assists. He’s also consistently earned lofty praise from teammates and coaches.

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