steph tell me about lauzon i know nothing about him other than he showed up in a badass shirt and after losing sunny i need to adopt some new baby pens -icefleuries
Anon said: Tell me about Zach Lauzon. I’m a pens fan, should I love him?
G O D yes you should love him. So you might know him best because of his older brother, Jérémy Lauzon, who was on Team Canada during WJC. I’ve been calling Zach “baby Lauz” because Jer has been “Lauz” but then I found out that they have a little brother Émile who was just drafted to the Val-d’Or Foreurs in the 2017 QMJHL Draft! So now Zach is “middle Lauz” I guess. It’s also hilarious because VDO and ROU are enemies so there’s a family rivalry right there
The Lauzon brothers are adorable and good. (That’s Jer, Émile, and Zach from left to right, when the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies won the 2016 President’s Cup and were QMJHL champions)
So as you know, Zach is a defenseman who played for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL (my third Q team!) and will probably spend at least another year with them. They have nice jerseys. (Those are their thirds, but their home and away ones are n*ce too please check them out). He was projected around 140-200, I think? Mostly bc he’s solid defensively but doesn’t score a lot. So I was super surprised to see him go so high
Zach is not an offensive defenseman, and he doesn’t put up a lot of points, but he’s a good puck mover and he won defensive defenseman of the year in the QMJHL. I think he was actually paired with Jérémy on the Huskies during the games I watched, and my heart was gone, thanks. I’ve heard people already comparing Zach to Brian Dumoulin, except a little more aggressive. He’s chill and loves his family though and his family is cute af