US National U18 Team/USDP & USNTDP Juniors/USHL
Related: Logan Cooley
Frank Nazar has always produced offense, going back to when he was 15, playing with Honeybaked AAA in 2019-20; during that season, he scored a ridiculous 49 goals and 78 assists in 55 games. In the 2020-21 season, Nazar joined the USNTDP and continued to rack up points with the U17 team, with 28 goals and 27 assists in 45 games. Nazar is currently playing for the US National U18 Team in the USDP, where he has put up 11 goals and 29 points in 24 games.
Frank also plays for the USNTDP Juniors in the USHL, where he tallied 6 goals and 10 points in 7 games. Nazar is a natural goal scorer that generates offense off the rush and has a quick release; he is a bit undersized but he has the talent to produce offense at the NHL level.
Physical Play Average
Offensive Play Excellent
Defensive Play Average
Hockey Sense Excellent
- His game is built around his skating and his ability to transition the puck up ice. He has exceptionally quick feet and is strong on his edges.
- Dynamic offensive weapon, with a powerful shot and quick release.
- He’s a ball of energy, using his speed to drive the net constantly and showing no fear in how he plays despite his smaller frame.
Areas of Improvement
- Needs to add strength to undersized frame.
- Needs to work on his Defensive play, espcially D Zone awareness.
Nazar is a dynamic skater, with high-end speed and elusiveness. He has quick, agile feet that allow him to jump around checks and weave through traffic with the puck on his stick. He is a weapon in transition, driving offense with controlled zone entries and facilitating scoring chances. He’s a weapon in transition, driving offense with controlled zone entries and facilitating scoring chances. Nazar is dangerous off the rush with his speed, slick hands, and ability to see teammates and hit them with clean feeds in space. Frank is an excellent shooter with a quick, effortless release that will only become more of a weapon as he matures and adds strength. He has great hockey sense and awareness in the offensive zone and has a knack for finding the “weak spot” of the defense. Despite his lack of size, he doesn’t shy away from taking the puck to the dirty areas, which is a great concern for most other players of small stature. Nazar is comparable to Phil Kessel, who in his prime was an unstoppable force who could take the puck from end to end and score highlight-reel goals. Kessel took several years to develop into the player he was in Toronto, so I could definitely see the same happening with Nazar. Frank Nazar has undeniable raw talent and a very high ceiling, which is why he could be a top 15 pick in the 2022 Draft.
Skill: Dynamic offensive weapon with elite skating ability and an excellent shot
NHL Comparison: Phil Kessel
NHL Potential: Top 6 Forward
|2019-20||Honeybaked 15U AAA||15U AAA||55||49||127|
|2020-21||US National U17 Team||USDP||45||28||55|
|2021-22||US National U18 Team||USDP||24||11||29|