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#37 Zack Torquato
Pos: Center
D.O.B.: 6/8/89
From: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Height: 6'
Weight: 195
Shoots: Right
Drafted: Detroit Red Wings 2007 draft 6th rnd, 178th
Acquired: Signed ATO with Grand Rapids (AHL) 3/16/08
Plus: Dressing room leader... above average vision and passing... Great work ethic... good wrist shot...
Minus: Awkward skating stride... Foot speed needs work... Needs to get stronger... Not a natural finisher...
Organizational Comments: "He has a real good touch down low and around the net. He's good with the puck and he sees the ice very well. And he's a responsible player in his own end. He's not a pretty skater. Is the skating going to affect him at the next level? That's what we have to find out." Wings Asst. GM Jim Nill
What GRC says: 2008-09: Zack had another less than stellar season for a bottom feeder in the OHL and his point totals went down yet again. The organization still likes his projections, but he is on the fence as far as a contract goes and could be let go to re-enter the draft. This could be his last chacnce to create a positive impression on management.
2007-08: Torquato got his baptism under fire at the pro level and despite some obvious skill, needs to work on several things before returning. First and foremost is his skating, which is a step slow and left him behind the play most of the time. Like most junior prospects, he would also be well served to spend the summer in the weight room, getting bigger and stronger to be able fight through checks. He played about as expected in the limited time afforded to him, and is expected to return to juniors next season.
Spring 2008: Torquato will have to improve his skating to make an impact as a pro, but possesses a nice collection of skills. He is a character forward who will work hard at improving and should be a solid pro.
Role: Two way Forward
Projection: NHL 3rd liner

Season Team Lge GP G A PTS PIM +/- GP G A PTS PIM +/-
2005-06 Saginaw Spirit OHL 65 19 18 37 4 56 4 1 0 1 6 -3
2006-07 Saginaw Spirit OHL 22 10 13 23 24 -1
Erie Otters OHL 43 20 26 46 69 -23
2007-08 Erie Otters OHL 66 25 42 67 112 -33
Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 11 1 0 1 8 0
2008-09 Erie Otters OHL 66 29 34 63 78 1 5 2 4 6 11 -2
Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
Griffins Totals 12 10180

3/16/08 Signed to ATO with Grand Rapids (AHL)
4/12/08 Released from ATO
3/31/09 Signed to ATO with Grand Rapids (AHL)
4/25/08 Released from ATO