The Numbers Game: Zach Bogosian
My name is Zach Bogosian. I’m from a small town, named Massena, in upstate New York located right along the St. Lawrence River. Massena’s population claims a generous 10,000 people on a sunny, hot, summer day.
I’m heading into my 10th year in the National Hockey League and I currently play for the Buffalo Sabres. Prior to moving my life to Buffalo, I played in Winnipeg, and began my career with the team that drafted me, the Atlanta Thrashers.
Before entering the NHL, I was lucky enough to play my junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League for the Peterborough Petes. In looking back on my two years with the Petes, I remember that being some of the most fun and best moments of my life. There are so many learning experiences when you’re a 16-17-year-old kid, but striving to make it to the NHL is something not many people get to experience as a teenager. It takes dedication, hard work, and discipline. One story that sticks out in my mind from Peterborough came from something very simple.