Zach Werenski

Age 24 Jul 19, 1997
Grosse Pointe USA
Defense shoots left
6'2" 188 cm
212 lbs 96 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 19
UFA Year 2023
Agent Judd Moldaver
Expansion Draft Status
Eligible
Draft Year 2015
Drafted Overall 8
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Columbus Blue Jackets

Transaction History
Apr 9, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski is set to undergo surgery to address an inguinal/sports hernia and will miss the rest of the 2020-21 campaign. The 24-year-old blueliner has also been placed on injured reserve.
Mar 30, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski notched an assist and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.
Mar 13, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski scored the game-winner in overtime and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Stars.
Mar 2, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.
Feb 25, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski (lower body) will return to the lineup for Thursday's clash with Chicago, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Feb 23, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Blue Jackets.
Feb 20, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski (lower body) remains out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Predators, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Feb 18, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski (lower body) isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Predators, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Feb 15, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski will not be in the lineup against Carolina on Monday after reinjuring his lower-body problem, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Feb 13, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski (lower body) collected an assist with two blocks and one shot in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago.
Feb 13, 2021 Activated Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski (lower body) was activated from injured reserve and will play in Saturday's game against the Blackhawks, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Feb 12, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski (lower body) is set to return against the Blackhawks on Saturday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Feb 6, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Feb 6, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski (undisclosed) won't play in Sunday's game against the Predators, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Feb 2, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski says he plans to negotiate with the Blue Jackets on a long-term contract when he becomes a restricted free agent after the 2021-22 season, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Jan 29, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski notched a power-play helper and two shots on goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Jan 21, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | Zach Werenski | Werenski has yet to score a point through four games to begin the season.
Dec 17, 2019 Activated Columbus Blue Jackets | activated D Zach Werenski from injured reserve.
Sep 9, 2019 Columbus Blue Jackets | re-signed D Zach Werenski to a three-year, $15 million contract.
Mar 29, 2016 Columbus Blue Jackets | signed D Zachary Werenski to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2020-2021 Regular Season Stats

Zach Werenski
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Columbus Blue Jackets 35 7 13 20 -9 13 665 49.10 48.90 2.90 50.30 6.10 0.54 1.26
Zach Werenski Stats by Elite Prospects Zach Werenski Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2009-2010 Belle Tire 13U AAA T1EHL 13U 31 16 19 35 10
2010-2011 Belle Tire 14U AAA T1EHL 14U 27 10 15 25 8
2011-2012 Belle Tire 16U AAA T1EHL 16U 35 8 20 28 18
2012-2013 Little Caesars 18U AAA HPHL 18U 28 7 14 21 18
2013-2014 U.S. National U17 Team USDP 47 7 24 31 42
2013-2014 USNTDP Juniors USHL 35 6 13 19 17
2013-2014 USA U17 WHC-17 6 0 1 1 0
2013-2014 U.S. National U18 Team USDP 4 1 0 1 0
Draft Yr 2014-2015 Univ. of Michigan NCAA 35 9 16 25 8
Draft Yr 2014-2015 USA U20 WJC-20 5 1 1 2 2
2015-2016 Univ. of Michigan NCAA 36 11 25 36 20
2015-2016 USA U20 WJC-20 7 2 7 9 4
2015-2016 Cleveland Monsters AHL 7 1 0 1 0 Playoffs 17 5 9 14 0
2016-2017 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 78 11 36 47 14 1,274 57.89 51.19 0.37 54.03 4.50 0.24 0.94 Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0
2017-2018 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 77 16 21 37 16 1,419 57.39 53.71 1.75 54.14 3.43 0.42 0.97 Playoffs 6 1 2 3 0
2018-2019 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 11 33 44 18 1,492 48.55 49.35 -3.14 50.90 1.12 0.32 1.01 Playoffs 10 1 5 6 0
2018-2019 USA WC 2 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 63 20 21 41 10 1,139 56.50 53.10 1.60 50.50 2.60 0.53 1.05 Playoffs 10 1 2 3 0
2020-2021 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 35 7 13 20 13 665 49.10 48.90 2.90 50.30 6.10 0.54 1.26
Zach Werenski Stats by Elite Prospects | Zach Werenski Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team
Signing Date September 9, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Judd Moldaver
Standard Contract | 3 Years $15,000,000 6.13% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
RFA
AAV $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $7,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $7,000,000
Minors Salary $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $7,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team
Signing Date March 29, 2016
Agent Pat Brisson
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,775,000 1.27% of cap space
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Cap Hit $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
RFA
AAV $1,775,000 $1,775,000 $1,775,000
Performance Bonuses $850,000 $850,000 $850,000
Base Salary $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year