#5 Nick Azar
WEIGHT: 205 lbs.
BORN: January 13, 1997 | HOMETOWN: Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
PRONUNCIATION: Nick Azar (AY-zar)
COMMITMENT: Harvard University
USHL DRAFT: 2016, Phase II, 4th round, 64th overall by the Tri-City Storm.
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- A tall defenseman, Azar comes to Tri-City readies for his first USHL campaign after previously being drafted by two other USHL teams (2013, Indiana | 2015, Sioux Falls).
Before the Storm:
- 2015-16: Had two goals and 14 points in 49 games for the BCHL's Surrey Eagles.
- Played two games for the Amarillo Bulls (NAHL) during 2014-15.
- Before starting his junior career, competed for Honeybaked at the U16 and U18 levels from 2013-15.
- Played for the youth team Belle Tire from 2010-13.
- Started playing hockey at five years old.
- Parents are Susan and Michael Azar.
- Was a former commit to the University of Michigan's baseball team.
- Favorite hockey movie is Mighty Ducks.
- Selected in the Phase II's third round of the 2015 USHL Draft by the Sioux Falls Stampede. Also selected in the 13th round, Phase II, by the Indiana Ice in the 2013 USHL Draft.
- Ranked #173 by NHL Central Scouting for North American skaters on its final list for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.