2022 NHL Entry Draft

Frank Nazar III: Driven to prove the critics wrong

Frank Nazar, the third of his name, has had his eyes set squarely on the prize throughout his draft-eligible season with the U.S. National Team Development Program. He wants to show teams that he is a complete player, one capable of recognizing and correcting his faults. 

“I don’t know if you saw me play last year, but it looked like I wasn’t even trying in the D zone,” Nazar told EP Rinkside. “It was something that needed to change, and once I started to understand that you have to play defence so that you can play offence, it hit me really quickly. I need to put a lot more work into that. Being smarter. Trying to get it out of our zone as quickly as I can, closing out on pucks. And I’ve done that.”

A dual-threat weapon, the Michigan-native currently sits third in scoring with the USNDTP cl

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