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Nicholas Zabaneh
#27 Nicholas Zabaneh
Forward (Shoots: L)
Height : 5'8"
Weight: 145 lbs
Born: 2001
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
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Name: Nicholas Zabaneh
Number: 27
Nickname:  Zabby or Zabs
Why:  Short for Zabaneh
Height:  5'8"
Weight:  145 lbs
Birthday:  March 27th, 2001
Hometown:  Toronto, Ontario
Birthplace:  Toronto, Ontario
Position:  Forward
Shoots:  Left
Number of Years in AAA Hockey:  6
First Hockey Team:  North Toronto
Family or relative with professional athletic/sporting backgrounds (Include name & relation):  None
When did you first begin playing hockey and how did you get started?  My parents put me in a "learn to play", and I loved it as soon as I touched the ice.

OHL Status:  Eligible for 2017
NHL Status:  Eligible for 2019
Date of when graduated High School: June of 2018
School Class Average:  A%



Who has had the most influence on you (parent, coach, teammate) & Why?  My parents because they have supported me the whole way in school, hockey, and life.

Who do you pattern your game after and why?  Jonathan Toews because he is one of the best all around players, and he is a great leader.

What jersey number do you wear & significance?  27 because my birthday is on March 27th.

Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions (what do you do & why)?  I always have to sit in the corner in the dressing room, I have to be last one in line for the "off ice" warm-up before the game, I have to be last out of the dressing room going on to the ice for the game, I do a handshake with Daniel D'Amico, I have to take the last puck out of the net in warm up, Coach Tony gives me a water bottle while Coach Louie is talking and spray my face with the cold water, and finally I skate by the goalie before I take the opening faceoff and smack my stick on his pads. Why I do this, I don't know.

What is your most memorable hockey moment and why?  Winning the International SilverStick in Whitby because it is the biggest tournament in the world, the OHF's in Ottawa because I had lots of fun on and off the ice.

If you could have dinner with any three people, who would they be and why?  Johnny Gaudreau, P.K. Subban, Connor McDavid because they are really good hockey players, and I would want to learn new things from them.

The one thing people don't know about me is:  I'm really good at Ping Pong.


Favourite NHL Team:  Montreal Canadiens

Favourite NHL Player:  Connor McDavid

Favourite Shootout Move:  The Peter Forsberg
Favourite Goal Celebration:  Board Slam

Favourite Food:  Too Many

Favourite Breakfast Food:  Pancakes
Ideal Pre Game Meal:  Bagel with turkey or pasta with chicken.

What do you do to get ready for a game:  Listen to music, and visualize making a nice play.

Best moment in Hockey Career:  Winning the Toronto Marlboros Frank J. Selke Award in Peewee.

In 10 years you will find me:  Playing Pro Hockey.

Favourite Video Game:  NHL 15

Favourite Movie:  21 and 22 Jump Street

Favourite Actor/Actress:  Will Ferrel

Favourite Website: or Youtube

Favourite Musical Band:  None

Favourite Pump-up song:  Centuries

Favourite TV Show:  Murdoch Mysteries

Favourite Cartoon:  Bugs Bunny

Favourite Superhero:  The Hulk

My friends describe me as:  "Sick"

Person you admire most in sports:  Connor McDavid
Why?  Because every time I watch him, I learn something new, and he is very humble.

Best hockey advice that you have ever received:  "To go anywhere in hockey, you have to have "guts"

Who gave that advice to you?  Coach Louie Gialedakis

Favourite Car:  Bugatti

Favourite Saying:  "Work til your idol becomes your rival."

Heard it from:  My brother.

When I’m not playing hockey I like to:  Play other sports.

Other Personal Interests:  Lacrosse, golf, tennis, and ping pong.
Favourite Team in Sports Other than Hockey:  Manchester United
Best holiday that you have ever been on and when:  Hawaii, summer of 2013.

Pets… What & Who:  Dog named Cooper.

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