Zins is in his first year of United States Hockey League (USHL) action with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. The defenseman has no points with no penalty minutes and 11 shots on goal of his first 13 games of his rookie season.
The 17-year-old played his high school hockey at Saint Michael-Albertville High in Saint Michael, Minnesota. He tallied 27 points (7g, 20a) over 25 games last season. The Minnesota native also skated for Team Kelly in the USA-S17 tournament.
Zins joins Mattias Goransson and Cale List as the only other defenseman committed to join UMass Lowell. Goransson skates for the Tri-City Storm of the USHL, while List skates for the Pembroke Lumber Kings in the CJHL. Zins will likely join UMass Lowell for the 2017-18 season.