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Zachary Fucale
North American Goalie
Halifax, QMJHL
Final Rank:  1 Midterm Rank:  1
Position:  Goaltender Catches:  Left
Height:  6' 1" Weight:  181
Born:  28 May 1995 Hometown:  Rosemere, QC
Birthplace:  Laval, QC, CAN
• He posted a 16-1-0 record in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs before backstopping Halifax to its first Memorial Cup. Fucale tied for the tournament lead with a .902 save percentage in four games (3-1-0) and was named to the tournament All-Star team.

• In 2012-13, Fucale led all QMJHL goaltenders with 45 wins (45-5-2-1) and was second overall with a 2.14 goals-against average.

• On Feb. 17, 2013, he became the Mooseheads’ all-time franchise leader with his 69th career win, surpassing Stanley Cup winner Jean-Sebastien Giguere (69 wins in 152 career games). He also became the fastest 17-year-old to reach 50 career wins in the QMJHL. Fucale finished the season with 77 career wins in 113 games.

• In 2011-12, he was selected as Halifax’s Top Rookie, Academic Player of the Year and co-MVP (alongside fellow prospect Nathan McKinnon) as well as named the Fans’ Choice. With 32 wins in his first year, he also was named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team.

• In 2011-12, Fucale set the QMJHL record for wins by a 16-year-old netminder (28), finishing the season with a 32-18-2-4 record. Ranking second in wins among QMJHL goaltenders, Fucale was named the League’s Defensive Player of the Year and to the League’s All-Rookie Team. He also was chosen as Halifax’s co-MVP (with top prospect Nathan MacKinnon).

• Fucale recorded four wins, including a shutout in the championship game, to lead Team Canada to a gold medal at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. He also played alongside Halifax teammate Jonathan Drouin (No. 3-ranked North American skater) at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, competing in all of Team Quebec’s games.

NEWS

FUCALE HAS LOOK OF AN NHL PLAYER (click here)

HALIFAX’S FUCALE STEALING SOME OF THE DRAFT SPOTLIGHT (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: Montreal Canadiens
NHL player: Carey Price
Video game: NHL 13
Movie: Rush Hour 3
TV show: The Big Bang Theory
Actor: Zach Galifianakis
Website: YouTube
Pump-up song: “Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix)” – Steve Aoki
Restaurant: The Keg
Sport (other than hockey): Golf
Breakfast food: Waffles
Superhero: Iron Man

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
GAA
Min
SO
Sv%
2011-2012
HALIFAX
QMJHL
58
3.16
3,249
2
.892
2012-2013
HALIFAX
QMJHL
55
2.35
3,162
2
.909
2013-2014
CAN (2014 World Junior Championship)
ITLTOUR
5
2.42
298
0
.902
2013-2014
HALIFAX
QMJHL
50
2.26
2,917
6
.907