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Born July 15, 1990 (1990-07-15) (age 19),
Massena, NY, USA
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Atlanta Thrashers
Ntl. team  United States
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2008
Atlanta Thrashers
Career 2008 – present

Zach Bogosian (born July 15, 1990 in Massena, New York) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman and an alternate captain of for the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League. The first NHL player of Armenian descent, Bogosian played major junior hockey with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League before joining the Thrashers.


Playing career

Bogosian attended Cushing Academy High School and was mentored and taught there by Bruins legend Ray Bourque. He recorded 33 points in his rookie major junior season with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL. Going into the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Bogosian was the third ranked prospect out of the OHL.[1] He improved to 61 points in 60 games the following season and was drafted 3rd overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft behind Steven Stamkos and Drew Doughty.

On September 4, 2008, Bogosian signed an three-year, entry-level contract worth $2.625 million with the Thrashers.[2] He immediately made the Thrashers roster out of training camp, making his NHL debut on October 10, 2008, against the Washington Capitals. During this game, he got into a fight with Washington forward Donald Brashear, one of the best enforcers in the NHL. He became the youngest player in team history to appear in an NHL game at 18 years and 87 days old (Ilya Kovalchuk appeared in his first game with the Thrashers at 18 years and 172 days old).[3] Eight games into the season, however, on October 28, Bogosian broke his left leg in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Prior to rejoining the Thrashers, Bogosian was sent to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, for conditioning. After playing five games with the Wolves, including scoring his first professional goal on January 3, 2009 against the Rockford IceHogs, Bogosian rejoined the Thrashers for the remainder of the season.[4]

He scored his first NHL goal against the Nashville Predators on January 17, 2009. On February 16, 2009, Atlanta played the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. The night was billed as "Armenian Heritage Night", as California's sizable Armenian-American community came out to watch Bogosian, who is half Armenian on his father's side. Bogosian registering three assists in a Thrashers shootout victory.[5]


  • Named to the OHL First All-Star Team in 2008.[6]


Personal life

Zach was born to Ike and Vicky Bogosian in Massena, New York. His great-grandfather, Stephen Bogosian, emigrated from Armenia in 1923 at the age of 16.[8]

Career statistics


Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Cushing Academy Penguins HS-MA 36 1 16 17
2006–07 Peterborough Petes OHL 67 7 26 33 63
2007–08 Peterborough Petes OHL 60 11 50 61 72 5 0 3 3 8
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 47 9 10 19 47
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 5 1 0 1 0
OHL totals 127 18 76 94 135 5 0 3 3 8
AHL totals 5 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 47 9 10 19 47


Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2009 United States WC 9 0 1 1 2
Senior int'l totals 9 0 1 1 2
  • All statistics taken from[9]


  1. ^ (2008-06-20). "Peterborough's Bogosian wise beyond his years". Retrieved 2009-10-08.  
  2. ^ Knobler, Mike (2008-09-04). "Thrashers sign first-round pick Bogosian". Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta). Retrieved 2008-10-31.  
  3. ^ "Thrashers chase Theodore on way to beating Caps". TSN. 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2008-10-31.  
  4. ^ Atlanta Thrashers (2009-01-13). "Thrashers Recall D Zach Bogosian from Chicago (AHL)". Retrieved 2009-10-08.  
  5. ^ Knobler, Mike (2009-02-17). "Thrashers beat Kings in shootout". Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta). Retrieved 2009-08-26.  
  6. ^ "OHL Announces All-Star Teams". OHL. Retrieved June 2, 2008.  
  7. ^ "Team USA Media Guide, 2009". USA Hockey. Retrieved May 9, 2009.  
  8. ^ Hummer, Steve (2008-10-12). "Bogosian is eager to please". Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta). Retrieved 2009-08-26.  
  9. ^ (2009). "Zach Bogosian's NHL Profile". Retrieved 2009-10-08.  

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bryan Little
Atlanta Thrashers first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Daultan Leveille


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