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Zeev Buium Scouting Report

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Created: Mar. 28, 2024
Updated: Mar. 30, 2024
Talent Type: Amateur
Position scouted: Left Defense
Age when scouted: 18
Projection: First Pair
Trending: Future Prospect
Birthday: Dec. 7, 2005
Height: 6' 0 | 183 cm
Weight: 183 lbs | 83 kg
Undrafted
Buium has had a terrific freshman season at Denver. He also played on Team USA's gold medal winning world junior team in Sweden. Buium is extremely competitive. He plays fast. He works to defend his net and push back on opponents, but it's his elite offensive upside that makes him even more attractive as a prospect. Buium leads all NCAA defenceman with 11G-37A. He's in the top ten in overall NCAA scoring. As noted, Buium brings more than just offense. So far this season he's posted a tidy (+32) rating defensively.
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SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAP+/-PIM
2023-24USA U20WJC-207325114
2023-24Univ. of DenverNCAA401138493220
2022-23USA U18WJC-18715650
2022-23USNTDP JuniorsUSHL23210121620
2022-23U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP63535404744
2021-22USNTDP JuniorsUSHL32235-1710
2021-22U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP494913-16
  • Compete/Consistency: 95
  • Defensive Zone Starts: 85
  • Hockey IQ: 90
  • Offensive Zone Starts: 95
  • Penalty Kill: 75
  • Power Play: 95
  • Physicality: 70
  • Puck Moving/Passing: 94
  • Shot: 90
  • Skating: 95
Weighting
  • 20%: Compete/Consistency, Hockey IQ, Skating
  • 12%: Puck Moving/Passing
  • 8%: Shot
  • 4%: Defensive Zone Starts, Offensive Zone Starts, Penalty Kill, Power Play, Physicality