Zach Lorentz - Kitchener Rangers
5'11" - 195 lbs
Lorentz doesn't come without problems. After being drafted in the 2009 Priority Draft by the Rangers and appearing at their rookie camp, Lorentz was sent down to the Jr. B Waterloo Siskins. He refused to appear saying he only wanted to play for the Rangers. He then started skating with the Guelph Hurricanes.
He finally agreed to join the Siskins and appeared in 25 games, scoring 8 times and adding 12 assists. In 11 playoff games he scored twice and added 2 assists. Both his goals were game winners, which shows his knack for scoring timely goals.
Lorentz's greatest asset is his speed. He's an excellent skater, knows where to go on the ice and finds his teammates with his playmaking ability. He has plenty of bulk and could probably stand to use it more. He played very well for the Rangers in the preseason, once again showing his knack for timely goals. However, he will have to convince scouts that the incident last season refusing to report is in the past and will never happen again. Tough to do once it's on your resume.