|Born||July 15, 1990 (1990-07-15) (age 20),
Massena, NY, USA
|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
|NHL team||Atlanta Thrashers|
|Ntl. team||United States|
|NHL Draft||3rd overall, 2008
Zach Bogosian (born July 15, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman and an alternate captain for the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted third overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Thrashers and played major junior with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
Bogosian attended high school at Cushing Academy. In 2006–07, he joined the major junior ranks with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL and recorded 33 points in his rookie season. He improved to 61 points in 60 games the following season. Going into the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Bogosian was the third ranked prospect out of the OHL. He was drafted third overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft behind Steven Stamkos and Drew Doughty.
On September 4, 2008, Bogosian signed an three-year, entry-level contract worth $2.625 million with the Thrashers. He immediately made the Thrashers roster out of training camp, making his NHL debut on October 10, 2008, against the Washington Capitals. During this game, he got into a fight with Washington forward Donald Brashear, one of the best enforcers in the NHL. He became the youngest player in team history to appear in an NHL game at 18 years and 87 days old (Ilya Kovalchuk appeared in his first game with the Thrashers at 18 years and 172 days old). Eight games into the season, however, on October 28, Bogosian broke his left leg in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Prior to rejoining the Thrashers, Bogosian was sent to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, for conditioning. After playing five games with the Wolves, including scoring his first professional goal on January 3, 2009 against the Rockford IceHogs, Bogosian rejoined the Thrashers for the remainder of the season.
He scored his first NHL goal against the Nashville Predators on January 17, 2009. On February 16, 2009, Atlanta played the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. The night was billed as "Armenian Heritage Night", as California's sizable Armenian-American community came out to watch Bogosian, who is half Armenian on his father's side. Bogosian registering three assists in a Thrashers shootout victory.
- Named to the OHL First All-Star Team in 2008.
- Played for U.S. national team at the 2009 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships 
Zach was born to Ike and Vicky Bogosian in Massena, New York. His great-grandfather, Stephen Bogosian, emigrated from Armenia in 1923 at the age of 16.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2005–06||Cushing Academy Penguins||HS-MA||36||1||16||17||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Senior int'l totals||9||0||1||1||2|