Christos Zinis, 15, has signed a Western Hockey League Education Contract with the Moose Jaw Warriors. Zinis, from Broomfield, Colorado is a big defenseman who is 6’2” tall and 180 pounds and is able to move well for a big player and shoots right handed. Zinis played last season for the Colorado Thunderbirds Bantam AAA team and was scouted extensively with the other members of the team. Zinis participated in the WHL U.S. Born Players Camp in Anaheim in April, and performed exceptionally well being noticed by many of the WHL Scouts that were in attendance. Zinis was selected in the 8th Round of the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft by the Warriors. Zinis became the second U.S. born player ever drafted by the Warriors, the first being Turning Point client Tyler Brown who was selected three rounds earlier in the same Draft by Moose Jaw and who signed a WHL Education Contract at the Warriors Main Camp a few weeks ago.
“Tyson Davis spoke to me about Christos last Spring, and I was glad to be able to see him for the first time at the WHL Camp in Anaheim, where he showed how he could move his big frame and revealed a cannon of a shot from the point. I was excited by his play and spoke to him and his mother at that Camp,” said Turning Point Executive Director Carlos Sosa. “Christos did very well in Moose Jaw’s spring camp and at training camp in August, and I was not surprised that the Warriors wanted to sign him. His family took their time to discuss and explore all potential options and the pros and cons of the Major Junior path as opposed to the NCAA path, and after doing their due diligence elected to sign with the Warriors.”
Zinis plays for the Colorado Thunderbirds 15U team and is working on honing his skills for the rest of the season as he prepares for the Warriors Spring Camp next season and for the Moose Jaw training camp in August.
Turning Point wishes to congratulate Christos and his parents Kosta and Kristin on signing, and are looking forward to watching him play this season.