Zach Cohen

Zach Cohen


Schaumberg Illinois

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Free agent signing, 2010


208 lbs.

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2005-06: Cohen finished second in Tri-City goal scoring with 18 goals, behind Jaroslav Markovic's 30 goals and he led the Storm in playoff scoring with three goals in five games, and it's no surprise with his hands.

2006-07: Cohen skated in 33 games as a freshman at Boston University. He scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was +2 with 8 PMs.

2007-08: Cohen skated in 18 of 30 games for Boston University as a sophomore as the Terriers finished second in Hockey East but fell to Vermont in the league semifinals and did not receive an NCAA tournament bid. Cohen scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was +1 with 8 PMs.

2008-09: Cohen played in 41 of 45 games for Boston University as a junior and scored a goal in the Terriers' 4-3 overtime win over Miami in the national championship game. Playing in primarily a fourth line role for the Terriers, Cohen finished with 13 goals and 5 assists and was +10 with 22 PMs. The Terriers captured the Hockey East regular season and playoff titles and finished with a record of 35-6-4.

2009-10: After his senior season at BU, where he posted 15 goals, 10 assists, and 30 penalty minutes in 38 games, Cohen signed a three-year entry-level deal with the Avalanche. He was later assigned to their AHL affiliate where he posted 1 goal and 3 assists in 10 games.

2010-11: Cohen had a nondescript first pro season with AHL Lake Erie. Skating in a fourth line role with the Monsters he scored 2 goals with 8 assists and was -7 with 35 PMs in 63 games. He skated in two playoff games in the Monsters' first round seven-game series with Manitoba and had no points or penalty minutes.

Talent Analysis

A hulking winger with ideal size and a hard shot. Cohen has decent skating abilities and showed a scoring touch in college, though he has yet to produce offensively at the AHL ranks.


Despite NHL size, Cohen is not a particularly physical player and his skills might be better suited for the minors.