After being one of the better teams in the OHL the past three seasons, the Owen Sound Attack have fallen back slightly so far in 2013-14, currently sitting one game above .500 while standing fourth in the OHL's Midwest Division. The loss of players such as Jordan Binnington, Cody Ceci, and Daniel Catenacci has left the Attack with a younger and more inexperienced squad, a main reason for the that club's move to the middle of the pack.
With the influx of youth onto the Attack roster, one of the “elder” statesmen for that club is right wing Zach Nastasiuk. Although Nastasiuk doesn't turn 19 until March, he nevertheless finds himself in the role of having to be an example for the players getting their first taste of full-time OHL action.
For his part, Nastasiuk has turned in a solid season to date. In 25 games, he has scored nine goals and added 12 assists for 21 points. Over the course of a 68-game season, that would translate to a 57-point campaign, which would be a 17-point improvement over his 2012-13 totals. The Detroit Red Wings prospect's good work this season has not gone unnoticed as he was chosen to play for Team OHL at the 2013 Subway Super Series.
Nastasiuk spoke with Hockey's Future prior to the Subway Super Series game in Oshawa, ON, a conversation that was captured in this HF video.
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