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January 2019

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24 // JANUARY 2019 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM A Growing Emphasis On The Offensive Side Of The Game Is Ushering In A New Generation Of Talented U.S. Defensemen PHOTOS BY Getty Images By Tom Worgo New Breed of Z ACH WERENSKI always felt he trained like a forward. Growing up in Grosse Pointe, Mich., the Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman recalled how a new approach to USA Hockey drills and development influenced his playmaking abilities. It's made him the star player he is today. " You can learn a lot by playing small-area games," said Werenski, who was a member of the USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. "You are not just a defenseman or forward. You are kind of doing everything. You are making quick plays in tight spaces and looking to score goals."

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