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   # 5 - Chris Zarb
Chris Zarb
Ferris State
Position:
Defenseman

Height:
6-4

Weight:
204

Year:
Junior

Hometown:
Waterford, Mich.

Junior Team:
Tri-City (USHL)


Junior (2007-08)
A defender with excellent size and mobility . . .Continues to work on improving his strength and conditioning . . . Sees the ice well . . . Good puck handler . . . Possesses an excellent shot . . . Will compete for ice time in power-play situations . . . Drafted in the fifth round (144th overall) of the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers . . . Entered the draft ranked 37th by the NHL’s Central Scouting Service and was the highest of the 29 United States Hockey League (USHL) skaters to be rated.

Sophomore (2006-07)
Appeared in 29 games and set a new career high with 14 points to rank tied for eighth among the Bulldogs . . . Shared top highest scoring defenseman honors . . . Credited with three assists and had a +3 efficiency rating against Mercyhurst (10/13) and enjoyed a two-point (0-2=2) night at Michigan (1/26) . . . Posted his first collegiate goal with a third-period score at Wayne State (1/13) . . . Registered a point in eight contests during an 11-game stretch (10/28-12/30) . . . Contributed an assist and was +3 against Western Michigan (11/21) . . . Recorded 57% (0-8=8) of his season’s points in CCHA?competition . . . Tied for sixth place on team with seven (0-7=7) power-play points . . . Best offensive months were October (0-4=4, 8 GP) and December (0-4=4, 5 GP) . . . Had a assist in three straight games – vs. Western Michigan (11/21) and at Miami (12/1-2) . . . Wore jersey No. 10.

Freshman (2005-06)
Posted 10 points (all assists) while competing in 29 of team’s 40 contests . . . Was third among Bulldog defensemen in scoring . . . Credited with two assists at Lake Superior State (10/21) and at Denver (12/31) . . . Absorbed 16 penalties for 35 minutes . . . Compiled single assists on six occasions – vs. Army (10/15), vs. Alaska Fairbanks (11/5), vs. Bemidji State (11/18), vs. Northern Michigan (12/9-10), and at Western Michigan (2/3) . . . Registered a season-best six shots on goal at Denver (12/31) . . . Turned in a +2 efficiency rating at Lake Superior State (10/21) . . . Selected 11th among the nation’s top incoming freshmen defenders by Inside College Hockey.

High School/Juniors:
Two-time USHL All-Star pick with the Tri-City Storm of Kearney, Neb. under coach Bliss Littler . . . Produced 23 points (9-13=23) in 48 games during the 2004-05 campaign . . . Compiled 24 points (4-20=24) in 43 outings for the 2003-04 season . . . His 24-points total was 11th highest on the team and the second best among the squad’s defensemen . . . Helped lead the Storm in 2003-04 to their first-ever Anderson Cup as the USHL regular-season champion as team went on to register a 43-12-5 overall mark . . . Earned a tryout with the World Junior Team and was one of two junior hockey players to receive an invitation . . . Featured on the cover of a USA Junior Hockey Magazine issue in spring 2004 . . . Played in 2002-03 season for Midget Majors’ Little Caesars team under coach Bill Ciraulo . . . A 2003 graduate of Waterford (Mich.) Mott High School.

Personal:
Son of Bob and Donna Zarb . . . Born 1/11/85 in San Diego, Calif. . . . Father is a steel plant manager while his mother is employed as a salary representative at General Motors Corporation . . . Enjoys playing cards, tennis and golf . . . Nickname is “Mongo” . . . Shoots: Right . . . FSU Letters: Two . . . Majoring in business administration.

 

Career Statistics

Year GP G A Pts Shots Shot% Pen Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2005-06
29 0 10 10 31 .000 16 35 -10 0 0 0
2006-07 29 1 13 14 37 .027 28 75 +2 0 0 0
Totals 58 1 23 24 68 .015 44 110 -8 0 0 0

 

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