Zach & Aaron Bogosian – Brothers from Massena NY Develops Under Coach Goldenberg’s Tutelage.

In the spring of 2006 the Bobby Orr group approached me about working with a young hockey prospect form Massena NY. The first day that Zach Bogosian came into the ACC with his mother and father, I would never have guessed that this young man would soon become a physical force in the National Hockey League.

That first session after his evaluation, Zach turned out to be a 5’10” 160 pound kid with average strength and power and a body that did not look like it had a propensity to put on weight. He was the classic ectomorphic body type (tall and thin) But on his side was genetics, his father Ike, was a 4 year starter as a safety at Syracuse University. Ike was and still is a very strong man, and his strength and speed has benefitted both of the Bogosian boys.

Although Zach did not have the strength and power initially, without a doubt he had the drive and determination of a young Gary Roberts. This was so evident in the fact that Zach woke up every morning at 6a.m. in Massena, and was in Ottawa by 8:30 ready to train 4-5 days a week. His intensity was incredible as can be seen here with Zach working hard on sled pulls and pushes. Aron Bogosian and Lorne GoldenbergZach was training in a group with Wade Redden, Daniel Alfredsson, and Jason York, and I can tell you, not only could Zach keep up with the pro’s his intensity and desire pushed them to work harder.

In his second year of training at the ACC, Zach brought along his brother Aaron who was preparing for hockey at St. Lawrence Univesity. Aaron was a much different body type than Zach, Aaron was a pure mesomorph, he already had incredible natural strength and speed and fit right into the ACC environment. Aaron soon proved to be one of the strongest and most powerful hockey players to ever walk through the ACC doors, his effort and intensity earned him the nickname “BEAST” We harnessed his natural strength from the bodybuilding type work he had done in the past, and converted this into functional strength with a more sport specific program. It was not long that before Aaron was static jump squatting his body weight at 1.08 m/s. The competition heated up that Zach surprised everyone with a 1.14 m/s. The competition continues…..

Zach’s third year of training was his NHL draft year, and for the first 2 months of his off season we dedicated it to preparing for the NHL combine. Bogosian got rave reviews coming out of the NHL Draft Combine in May where he proved that he was one of the most physically mature players in the draft, he blew the field away in the wingate test, vertical jump, long jump, bench press and VO2. All of this added to his being drafted 3rd overall and making the step to the NHL which he did in his first year.

Career Stats

Season

Team

 

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PPG

PPA

PPP

PTS/G

SHG

GWG

PIM

SH

2009

Atlanta

NHL

81

10

13

23

-18

3

3

6

0.3

1

0

61

155

2008

United States

WC

9

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.1

0

0

2

0

2008

Chicago

AHL

5

1

0

1

-5

1

0

1

0.2

0

0

0

0

2008

Atlanta

NHL

47

9

10

19

+11

2

3

5

0.4

1

1

47

90

2007

Peterborough

OHL

60

11

50

61

+8

6

0

6

1.0

0

0

72

0

2006

Peterborough

OHL

67

7

26

33

-6

7

0

7

0.5

0

0

63

0

2005

Cushing

HS-MA

36

1

16

17

0

0

0

0

0.5

0

0

0

0

 

Total

NHL

128

19

23

42

-7

5

0

5

0.3

2

1

108

245

 

Total

AHL

5

1

0

1

-5

1

0

1

0.2

0

0

0

0

 

Total

OHL

127

18

76

94

+2

13

0

13

0.7

0

0

135

0

 

Total

WC

9

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0.1

0

0

2

0

 

Total

HS-MA

36

1

16

17

0

0

0

0

0.5

0

0

0

0