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Zach Nastasiuk

Position: RW
Date of Birth: 03/30/1995
Height: 6' 2"   Weight: 202 lbs
Shoots: R
Birthplace: Barrie, Ontario
Drafted: Detroit's 2nd choice, 48th overall, in 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2013-14 Owen Sound (OHL)


Support the Griffins Youth Foundation by making a donation to sponsor my participation in the 2018 Great Skate Winterfest, on Jan. 20-21 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.




Fifth season as a Griffin…Third year pro…Reassigned from Owen Sound (OHL) by Detroit, 4/1/14…Reassigned from Owen Sound by Detroit, 4/6/15…Assigned by Detroit, 10/4/15...Reassigned to Toledo (ECHL) by Detroit, 10/27/15...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 11/8/15...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 12/13/15...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 12/18/15...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 1/22/16...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 3/12/16…Assigned by Detroit, 10/5/16…Reassigned by Detroit to Toledo, 10/8/16…Reassigned by Detroit from Toledo, 10/11/16…Reassigned by Detroit to Toledo, 11/4/16…Reassigned by Detroit from Toledo, 12/5/16...Reassigned by Detroit to Toledo, 12/30/16...Reassigned by Detroit from Toledo, 4/4/17...Reassigned by Detroit to Toledo and then back to Grand Rapids, 4/6/17...Reassigned by Detroit to Toledo, 4/10/17...Assigned by Detroit, 9/25/17...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 10/10/17...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 12/8/17...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 1/12/18...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 1/15/18...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 3/2/18...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 3/15/18.

Career Highlights: Made his professional debut with Grand Rapids, 4/5/14 vs. HAM…Notched his first AHL goal, 3/16/16 GR at TEX…Captained the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack in 2013-14 and 20141-15…Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2013 18U World Junior Championship.

2016-17: Contributed one point (0-1—1) in seven games with the Griffins…Scored 34 points (13-21—34) in 47 contests with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, helping the club post the best record in the league…Logged nine points (4-5—9) during a season-high five-game point streak with the Walleye, 1/14/17-1/25/17…Recorded a season-high three assists, 1/25/17 TOL at WHL…Added eight points (4-4—8) in 13 Kelly Cup Playoff games as Toledo advanced to the conference finals. 2015-16: Split his first full professional season between Grand Rapids and the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye…Contributed eight points (3-5—8) in 27 games with the Griffins and 20 points (10-10—20) in 25 games with the Walleye…Made his Griffins season debut, 10/17/15 vs. SA…Produced his first point of the season on an assist, 1/8/16 vs. MIL...Scored his first AHL goal, 3/16/16 at TEX…Netted two goals as part of a three-point night (2-1—3), 4/3/16 at RCH…Recorded an assist in his first game with Toledo, 10/30/15 at BRM…Potted his first goal of the season, 11/6/15 at FW…Contributed two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist (2-1—3), 12/16/15 vs. IND…Logged a two-game goal streak, 12/16/15-12/17/15…Recorded a four-game point streak (2-3—5), 2/6/16-2/17/16…Tallied a goal and an assist (1-1—2), 2/26/16 vs. BRM…Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist (1-1—2), 3/4/16 at FLA. 2014-15: Finished his junior career with the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack and recorded career highs in goals (35), assists (42), points (77) and penalty minutes (34)...Served as captain of the Attack…Ranked second in scoring on Owen Sound with 77 points…Recorded one goal and four penalty minutes in five games during the OHL Playoffs, as his team fell to the Guelph Storm 4-1 in the first round of the postseason…Began the season with a three-game point streak, picking up two goals and two assists within that span, 9/24/14-9/27/14…Notched four goals and an assist in two games, 11/1/14-11/6/14…Logged three goals and six assists during a five-game point streak, 11/8/14-11/22/14…Picked up 12 points (6-6—12) along a seven-game point streak, 12/3/14-12/18/14…Enjoyed a four-point night with a goal and three assists, 12/6/14 vs. KIT…Strung together a 14-game point streak and tallied six goals and 13 assists during that period, 1/31/15-3/12/15…Contributed three assists, 2/19/15 at BAR…Appeared in six games with the Griffins at the conclusion of their regular season…Appeared in four Calder Cup playoff games with Grand Rapids. 2013-14: Served as the captain of Owen Sound during his third season with the team…Tallied 51 points (23-28—51) in 62 games, ranking second overall in scoring on the team…Contributed two goals and an assist, 9/28/13 vs. SBY…Put up seven points (4-3—7) in a matter of two games, including a three-point game (10/18/13 at SAR) and a four-point performance (10/19/13 vs. KGN)…Recorded his first hat trick and also tacked on an assist, 3/2/14 vs. OTT…Led the Attack in playoff scoring with three goals and one assist in five postseason matches…Played in five regular season games with Grand Rapids…Made his professional debut, 4/5/14 GR vs. HAM…Skated in seven games during the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs with the Griffins…Secured his first professional point with an assist, 4/25/14 at ABB. 2012-13: Appeared in 62 regular season games with Owen Sound during his second season in the OHL, compiling 20 goals, 20 assists, 32 PIM and a plus-21 rating…Logged seven multi-point performances…Went on a four-game point streak, picking up three goal and two assists, 11/9/12-11/17/12…Enjoyed a three-point night by scoring two goals and an assists, 1/12/13 vs. KGN…Tallied at least a point in four consecutive games for a total of three goals and three assists, 3/2/13-3/9/13…Led the team in scoring during the 2013 OHL Playoffs with 11 points (4-7—11)…Helped Owen Sound advance to the second round of the playoffs, where it fell to the Plymouth Whalers in six games. 2011-12: Notched 19 points (11-8—19) and 15 PIM in his first season with the Attack…Secured his first junior point (goal), 9/21/11 vs. PLY…Posted a goal and a plus-three rating, 11/11/11 vs. SAR…Enjoyed a three-point night with a goal and two assists, 1/18/12 vs. PLY…Logged a goal and three assists for a four-point performance, 2/11/12 vs. PBO…Tallied one goal in five playoff games during the 2012 OHL Playoffs.
Personal: Lives in Barrie, Ontario…Has three siblings, one brother and two sisters…Best friend in hockey is Jake Paterson…Greatest hockey memory is winning the gold medal with Team Canada’s U18 team…Started playing hockey at the age of four as a forward…Hockey nickname is Nasty…Hockey idols as a youth were Joe Sakic and Mats Sundin…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his father, who played pro football in the Canadian Football League and has helped him prepare…Plans to be a coach or scout after his playing career ends…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is his parents separating…Proudest achievements are getting drafted and winning the gold medal with Team Canada…Supports charities that raise money for cancer…An exciting place he’s visited is Russia for hockey…An interesting fact about him is his grandpa was cousins with Bill Barilko…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be golfer Jordan Spieth…Also played basketball, baseball, soccer and golf growing up…Favorite quote is “character is how hard you work when no one is watching”…Favorite foods are chicken, salmon, shrimp and cookies…Favorite music artist is Drake…Favorite movie is Inside Man…Favorite television show is Friends…Favorite website is YouTube…Favorite book is The Outsiders…Favorite vacation spot is Mexico…Roots for the Toronto Raptors…Least favorite team is the Golden State Warriors…Favorite sports to watch besides hockey are basketball and golf…Enjoys basketball, golf and comedy.
Games Played: 27, 2015-16 Assist Streak: 2, 1/8/16-1/9/16
Goals: 3, 2015-16 Point Streak: 2, 1/8/16-1/9/16
Assists: 5, 2015-16 Goals, Game: 2, 4/3/16 GR at RCH
Points: 8, 2015-16 Assists, Game: 1, five times (MR: 4/3/16 GR at RCH)
PIM: 4, 2015-16 Points, Game: 3, 4/3/16 GR at RCH
Goal Streak: n/a PIM, Game: 2, twice (MR: 3/19/16 GR at TEX)
AHL Game: 4/5/14 GR vs. HAM NHL Game: n/a
AHL Point: 4/25/14 GR at ABB (assist, playoffs) NHL Point: n/a
AHL Goal: 3/16/16 GR at TEX (Maxime Lagace) NHL Goal: n/a


Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2010-11 Orangeville OJHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Owen Sound OHL 68 11 8 19 15 5 1 0 1 0
2012-13 Owen Sound OHL 62 20 20 40 32 12 4 7 11 0
2013-14 Owen Sound OHL 62 23 28 51 26 5 3 1 4 2
  Grand Rapids AHL 5 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 1 0
2014-15 Owen Sound OHL 64 35 42 77 34 5 1 0 1 4
  Grand Rapids AHL 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
2015-16 Grand Rapids AHL 27 3 5 8 4 0 0 0 0 0
  Toledo ECHL 25 10 10 20 10 -- -- -- -- --
  GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS 38 3 5 8 4 11 0 1 1 0
  PRO TOTALS 63 13 15 28 14 11 0 1 1 0



# Name POS
30 Tom McCollum G
34 Matej Machovsky G


# Name POS
2 Joe Hicketts D
5 Robbie Russo D
9 Vili Saarijarvi D
13 Filip Hronek D
18 Brian Lashoff D
20 Dan Renouf D
52 Dylan McIlrath D


# Name POS
10 Ben Street C
15 Turner Elson C/LW
19 Luke Esposito C/LW
23 Dominic Turgeon C
25 Axel Holmstrom C/LW
26 Eric Tangradi LW
28 Matt Lorito LW
29 Dylan Sadowy LW
37 Zach Nastasiuk RW
45 Colin Campbell RW
47 Corey Elkins C
55 Matthew Ford RW
65 Dominik Shine RW
73 Matt Puempel RW

Detroit Red Wings

# Name POS
31 Jared Coreau G
39 Tyler Bertuzzi LW
77 Evgeny Svechnikov RW