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Trevor Zegras Wins Bob Johnson Award

By USA Hockey's NTDP, 10/08/21, 4:00PM EDT


The award recognized excellence in international hockey competition

Photo by Rena Laverty

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Trevor Zegras (Bedford, N.Y.) has been named the recipient of the 2021 Bob Johnson Award, presented by Nike, USA Hockey announced. The award, named for legendary coach Bob Johnson, recognizes excellence in international hockey competition.

Zegras won his first gold medal with USA Hockey at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, while also being named tournament MVP. Zegras led all players in the tournament with 18 points, becoming the first American to outright lead the tournament since Derek Stepan accomplished the feat in 2010. Zegras was also tops in the tournament with 11 assists and second in goals with seven.

The forward wrote his name in the U.S. record books countless times after the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. He ranks second for most assists in a single tournament (11), second for most points in a single tournament (18) and tied-third for most goals in a single tournament (7). He also set new career high marks: tied-first in U.S. career assists (20) and tied-first in career points (27). Zegras was the fifth American to be named tournament MVP.

2021 marked the second time Zegras competed for Team USA at the IIHF World Junior Championship. Prior to playing for the U.S. National Junior Team, Zegras won a bronze medal in the 2019 Under-18 Men’s World Championship.

Zegras currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks, the same team that drafted him in the first round, ninth overall at the 2019 NHL Draft. Prior to Anaheim, Zegras played at Boston University after two seasons with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. Zegras played his youth hockey for the Mid Fairfield Rangers.

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