2024 NHL Draft

Film Room: Zayne Parekh's elite offensive game could change a franchise

Zayne Parekh could change an NHL franchise.

Inside the offensive zone, he's the most potent blueliner that has come through the draft since 2018. The OHL hasn't seen an offensive creator like him in nearly 15 years. 

Thirty-three goals, 63 assists, 1.45 points per game: That doesn't just eclipse every other draft-eligible OHL defenceman since 2009, but it places him between top forward producers like Nick Suzuki and Jeff Skinner

It's not just the production or volume Parekh creates but how he creates them. Just about everything he does in the offensive zone is a tried-and-true method of NHL creation. 

So, let's examine how this dynamic creator does it and if the rest of his game holds up. 

Elite and translatable playmaking

His 33 goals get all the attention, but Parekh's playmaking is the best

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