Zac Larraza
Image: U. of Denver

Zac Larraza

Hometown:

Scottsdale Arizona

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1993-02-25

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

7th round (196th overall), 2011

Weight:

192 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Zac Larraza scored 11 goals with 8 assists and 8 PMs in 26 games for the Arizona-based P.F. Chang's Tier One junior team.

2009-10: Larraza played for the U.S. NTDP junior squad that competed in the USHL. In 30 games for that team, he scored 6 goals and added 5 assists for 11 points. Larazza played in 50 games for the U-17 national squad, scoring 8 goals and adding 8 assists for 17 points. Larazza played for the USA's gold medal team at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, picking up 1 assist in 6 games.

2010-11: Larazza again played for the U.S. NTDP team that played in the USHL. In 24 games, he scored 6 goals and added 3 assists for 9 points. Larazza played for the USA at the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championship, scoring 1 goal and adding 4 assists for 5 points in 6 games for the gold medal squad. Larazza has committed to the University of Denver.

2011-12: Larraza skated in 26 games for the University of Denver as a freshman – missing time due to a concussion and seeing limited time in a fourth line role for the high-scoring Pioneers. His only goal of the season was a memorable one – coming in double overtime against Minnesota-Duluth in the WCHA Final Five semifinals. Larraza had 4 assists and was an even plus/minus with 12 penalty minutes for the season. Denver reached the WCHA championship game after finishing third in the regular season and also received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

2012-13: Larraza played in 36 of 39 games for the University of Denver as a sophomore. Skating on the Pioneers second line with senior Shawn Ostrow and sophomore Ty Loney, he scored 12 goals with 9 assists and was +12 with 48 penalty minutes. Denver finished tied for fourth in the WCHA, receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament despite losing to Colorado College in a three-game WCHA playoff series, and lost to New Hampshire, 5-2, in the NCAA Northeast Regional.

 

Talent Analysis

Larraza is a strong winger who is good on the boards and likes to use his size to his advantage in all areas of the ice. Has a quick release and a hard shot.

 

Future

Larraza will enter his junior season with the University of Denver after a stellar sophomore campaign. He will likely see an increased role with a developing and talented Denver roster which recently lost leading scorer Nick Shore.

 

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