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Zac Larraza

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Ariz.

High School:
USNTDP

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L

Major:
Communications


02/21/2015

[9/9] Pioneers Double Up [NR/NR] Tigers, 6-3 at Magness Arena

DU Sweeps Four-Game Season Series with CC for the First Time since 1988-89

2013-14:

  • Received NCHC Academic All-Conference recognition for having a cumulative GPA above 3.0.
  • Named as tri-captain for the 2013-14 season.
  • Helped DU win the inaugural NCHC Championship and appear in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Recorded three points in six games of the postseason on two goals and one assist.
  • Played in 34 games for the Pioneers.
  • Tallied 20 points on 10 goals and 10 assists.
  • Had a career-high three assists on February 28 against Western Michigan.
  • Tied for fifth on the team in +/- rating with +5.
  • Had a .588 point-per-game percentage.
  • Committed 16 penalties for 43 PIM.

2012-13:

  • Appeared in 36 games.
  • Compiled 21 points on 12 goals and nine assists.
  • Began the season with four points in four games.
  • Had a four game point streak lasting from January 5th until January 18th, and a three game point streak between March 8th until March 15th.
  • Notched four multi-point games including a three point outing against Nebraska Omaha (1/11).
  • Assisted the University of Denver Men's Hockey program in the acceptance of the Ally Award for promoting the respect for LGBT athletes.
  • Volunteered with the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

2011-12:

  • Played 26 games.
  • Recorded five points on one goal and four assists.
  • Scored his first collegiate goal, the game-winner, in 4-3 double-overtime win over Minnesota Duluth (3/16) in the WCHA Final Five semifinals.
  • Contributed 103 hits and six blocked shots.
  • Committed six penalties for 12 PIMs.
  • Selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the seventh round (196th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

BEFORE DENVER:

  • Played for the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) in Ann Arbor, Mich. from 2009-11.
  • Tallied 18 points on nine goals and nine assists in 57 games for the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 2010-11.
  • Added three game-winning goals, one shorthanded goal and 26 PIMs.
  • Helped Team USA to gold medals at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's Under-18 Championship in Crimmitschau, Germany and Under-18 Five Nations Tournament in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.
  • Registered 17 points (8g, 9a) for the U.S. National Under-17 Team in 2009-10.
  • Recorded 58 PIMs and tallied seven points (2g, 5a) in 14 games against international foes.
  • Part of the U.S. squad that earned first place at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Timmins, Ont.
  • Played in one game with the U.S. National Under-18 Team.
  • Tallied 23 points on 11 goals and 12 assists in 26 games for P.F. Changs (Ariz.) in 2008-09.

PERSONAL:

  • Born February 25, 1993.
  • Son of Alan and Julie.
  • Has one brother, Alex (16), and one sister, Jaysen (15).
  • Has one stepbrother, Carter Burke (16), and one stepsister, Hayden Burke (14), and has one half-brother, Parker Larraza (7).
  • Graduated from Pioneer High School (Ann Arbor, Mich.) in 2011.
  • Chose Denver for the city and how the coaching staff develops players for the next level.
  • Career goals are to earn a degree and become a professional athlete.
  • Enjoys fishing and playing all sports.
  • Helps run a youth hockey camp each summer in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Played eight years of baseball as a pitcher and three years of football as a wide receiver.
  • Tthrew 85 miles per hour as an eighth grader.
  • Favorite athletes are Kevin Durant and Pavel Datsyuk.
  • Communications major.

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