Zach Driscoll

#33 Zach Driscoll

HOMETOWN Apple Valley, Minn.

2020-21 (Sr)
 WCHA Goaltender of the Month (March/April)
 WCHA Goaltender of the Week (March 8)

 WCHA Goaltender of the Week (March 1)

 WCHA Goaltender of the Week (Feb. 22)
 WCHA Goaltender of the Week (Feb. 1)

 WCHA Goaltender of the Week (Jan. 25)
 Student-Athlete of the Year
 All-WCHA Third Team
 WCHA All-Academic Team
 WCHA Scholar-Athlete
 AHCA Division I Krampade All-American Scholar
In 25 appearances in net this season, Driscoll, a Third-Team All-WCHA goaltender and four-time WCHA Goaltender of the Week, is 14-8-3 and leads the league and ranks third nationally with 696 saves. The senior finished the regular season second in the WCHA in shutouts (2), wins (7), and in minutes played (786:32), while paced the league with 334 saves in WCHA play. He has backstopped a BSU penalty-kill unit that leads the nation with a .929 average (65-of-70) and has killed 20 of the last 21 opponent power-play attempts entering the postseason.

2019-20 (Jr)
 WCHA Goaltender of the Week (Feb. 17)
 WCHA Goaltender of the Week (Jan. 20)
 WCHA Scholar-Athlete
 WCHA All-Academic Team
 All-WCHA Second Team
 AHCA Division I Krampade All-American Scholar
Making an appearance in 33-of-37 games as a junior, Driscoll posted a record of 21-8-4 with a 1.63 goals against average and a .937 save percentage in net for the Beavers... He finished among the top 10 goaltenders nationally in several statistical categories including third in goals against average, fifth in save percentage, sixth in wins and was tied for eighth with four shutouts... The junior piled up 862 saves, which included a career-best 48 stops in a 4-2 win at then-No. 2 Minnesota State (1/28/20)... He backstopped a penalty kill unit that ranked second in the nation at .912 and was second among its WCHA counterparts at (.897) in league play, while the team set BSU Division I-era records for fewest power-play goals allowed (10) and for penalty-kill success... Driscoll also played a significant role on a defensive unit that finished the season ranked fourth in the nation allowing 1.91 goals per game.

Driscoll finished the regular season leading the WCHA in games started (27) and in minutes played (1626:31), while he was second among league goaltenders with 668 saves, a 1.48 goals against average, .944 save percentage and 19 wins, and was tied for second with three shutouts in league play.

2018-19 (So)
WCHA Goaltender of the Week (Nov. 26, Jan. 21 & Feb. 18)
 AHCA Division I Krampade All-American Scholar
Driscoll led the Beaver goaltenders with 1500:50 minutes over 27 games in net... Marked 582 saves and allowed 58 goals... Completed the season with a 10-12-4 record... Achieved 3 shutouts over the season.

Prior To BSU
Driscoll capped a lenghty junior career in 2017-18 as an United States Hockey League Second All-Star Team goaltender for the Omaha Lancers... Appearing in 38-of-60 games, Driscoll recorded a 23-9-1-1 record leading the Lancers to second place in the USHL’s Western Conference and a trip to the Clark Cup Playoffs... He ranked third among the league’s goaltenders during the regular season posting a 1.90 goals against average to go with a .934 save percentage and a league-best eight shutouts... He allowed one-or-fewer goals in 18 of his 38 appearances, which included a 1-0 playoff loss to Fargo... Despite going 0-3-0 in the postseason, he registered a .929 save percentage and 2.29 goals against average.

Driscoll’s junior hockey career began in 2014-15 when he appeared in 14 games for the Austin Bruins of the North American Hockey League before finishing the season with the Lancers... In 18 USHL games he was 6-4-2-0 with a 2.86 goals against average and .897 save percentage.

The Apple Valley, Minn. native made the jump to the British Columbia Hockey League in 2015-16, playing in 26 games for the Penticton Vees... He was 21-4-0-0 with a league-best 1.90 goals against average, while leading the BCHL with a .933 save percentage... He also recorded a 1.89 goals against average and .925 save percentage in nine postseason games, leading the Vees to the into the second round of the Doyle Cup Playoffs. Following the season he was recognized with the BCHL’s Top Goaltender Award.

During the 2016-17 season, Driscoll saw time in 14 games for St. Cloud State University and logged a 6-6-1 record with one shutout for the Huskies before chosing to transfer and red shirt in 2017-18.

Born Feb. 25, 1997...He is the son of Kim and David Driscoll...  He is majoring in accounting at BSU and is pursuing an MBA... A member of the Eastview High School boy’s hockey team, Driscoll played for former Beaver Drey Bradley (1980-84) and helped lead the Lightening to the Minnesota State High School Tournament in 2012-13 and came two games short of a return trip in 2013-14, falling in the section semifinal.

Career Highs
: 65:00, 7x last at Ferris State (2/5/21) 
Goals Allowed: 5, 3x last vs Northern Michigan (2/12/21)
Shutouts: 7x last vs Alabama-Huntsville (3/7/21)
Saves: 48 at Minnesota State (1/25/20)
Shots Faced: 48 at Michigan Tech (2/19/21)
Assists: 1, vs Alaska (12/5/19)