By Mark Allred Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277
With a two-goal effort in last night’s 6-0 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds victory over the Guelph Storm, Boston Bruins prospect Zach Senyshyn is now just one goal away from reaching the 40 goal mark for the second consecutive season. Last year he set a career high of 45 goals and with seven games remaining in the regular season for the Greyhounds this year his chances are good to break his personal record.
— Soo Greyhounds (@OHLHoundPower) March 4, 2017
The 42-15-3-1 Greyhounds are sitting in second place in the Western Conference and with 88 points have clinched a spot in the 2017 OHL playoff picture. Currently at 39 goals so far this year the 6′-3″ 196-pound Ottawa, Ontario native has a slight advantage breaking the 40 goal mark as his Hounds travel to the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium to take on the Rangers. In 11 career OHL games against the Rangers, Senyshyn has 10-2-12 numbers against tomorrow’s opponent and could set the tone chasing a career high of 46 tally’s with the limited games remaining.
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) March 4, 2017
The 2015 first round selection of the Bruins has 58 points in 52 games thus far and has 111-59-170 career stats in 188 games played. Senyshyn turns 20-years-old at the end of this March and will be eligible to play next season in the American Hockey League with the Bruins top minor-pro affiliate the Providence Bruins. As an organization, the right wing position looks thin in developmental ranks, and Zach certainly could add a new level of talent to the position. He could very well be a solid replacement for the slumping Jimmy Hayes who’s failed to live up to expectations as a local player playing for his childhood team.
Although Senyshyn started the 2016-17 OHL season with struggles, it didn’t take long for him to jump back on the horse offensively to find his game. In his first 14 games of this year, he went a slow 5-2-7 but got things together to go 34-17-51 in 38 games afterward. His slow start could be contributed to scary health situations over last summer’s offseason when he missed the Bruins annual development camp with a nasty care of Mononucleosis and missed September’s rookie camp with an emergency appendectomy. He did make a full recovery enough to participate in the NHL Bruins training camp before being released from his training camp experience back to his Greyhounds Canadian junior team.
Below is a link to last night’s 6-0 Sault Ste. Marie win over the Guelph Storm