Northeast Generals Player Profile: C.J. Zezima

Photo Credit: Kelsey Lee-Violet Turtle Photography

Last year, C.J. Zezima played for the USPHL Charlotte Rush. He went to that team partly because there were less teams and spots available for him at the NAHL level. While there, he took that opportunity of playing a first line role, and turned it into a National Championship at the Premier Level, and earned a spot with the Generals. This year, the skilled forward who wants to model his game after Johnny Gaudreau is playing a big role in all situations for Head Coach Bryan Erikson’s group, and has put up seven points in 11 games. Erikson appreciates Zezima’s skills, and in coaching him has seen in person “how smart he is away from the puck. He is always in a good position and understands where everyone else is as well. In addition his D zone play had been much better than I expected. Strong on the walls and has a good stick. He also has a great shot. It doesn’t always look as good as it is but his release and his accuracy are at the elite level.”

Player Profile

Why did you decide to play hockey
“I went to an ahl game when I was younger and I wanted to try it out and loved it right away”

What is your favorite food and why?
“Steak and mashed potatoes because they go well with each other.”

What is your favorite thing about the Generals?
“The facilities”

Where are you from ?
What is your favorite subject and why?
“Science because it’s hands on work”

Tell us about the type of player you are
“Small and skilled with a high iq”

What is your best hockey memory?
“Winning a national championship with the Charlotte Rush”

What are your goals on and off the ice this year?
“To develop as a player and person”

What is your favorite tv show or movie to watch?
“The Office”

Tell us one unique thing about you off the ice
“I like to spend time with family in my free time”

What is your favorite place to go around the rink in Attleboro?
“Chik fil a”

What is your favorite video game or thing to do in your spare time?
“MLB the show”

Who do you look up to most in your life and why?
“My dad because he’s such a hard worker and he’s played baseball professionally”

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