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2008 NHL Draft: Drew Doughty

Monday, 06.2.2008 / 2:32 PM ET / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Drew Doughty
Leading up to the 2008 draft, Flordiapanthers.com will be highlighting some of the top prospects to look out for. Could the Panthers draft one of these players with their pick in the second round or might they move up to grab one of these top players to further bolster their system and hope they contribute to the big club one day?

Each week day, we'll take a look at three prospects and get Panthers Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Luce's opinion on each of them.

2008 NHL Entry Draft Site


    Drew Doughty
    Rank: No. 3 (North American)
    Position: Defenseman
    Height/Weight: 6-0, 219
    D.O.B: Dec. 8, 1989


Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Guelph OHL 67 21 53 74 76
2007-08 Guelph OHL 58 13 37 50 68

THE SKINNY

Ninth in scoring among OHL defensemen with 50 points (13 goals) and his nine power plays goals ranked him third on the Guelph Storm. Voted best OHL offensive defensiveman in the 2007-08 OHL Coaches Poll. Named alternate captain at 2008 OHL All-Star Classic. One of four draft eligible players to help Team Canada to gold medal at 2008 World Junior Championhips, and was named Top Defenseman at the tourney to became only fifth Canadian defenseman to earn the honor.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS

A defenseman around which a team is going to build their next 10 years. One of the players most able to step up next season. Strengths are poise and defensive acumen – the ability to know when to jump up in a rush, the ability to know when to stay back, and when to join the rush late. Needs to work on pacing himself.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Close to being ready to play now. A work horse on the back end.

FAVORITES

NHL Team: New Jersey
NHL Player: Joe Sakic
Shootout move: “Backhand forehand, cheese”
Goal celebration: “Right leg in the air and double fist pumps”
Practice Drill: Shootout and 3-puck
Video Game: NHL ‘08
Movie: Coach Carter
TV Show: The Hills
Actress: Jessica Alba
Group: Rascal Flatts
Book: Romeo and Juliet
Website: facebook.com
Pump-up song: Eminem - "Till I Collapse"
Food to cook: Grilled Cheese
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Activity away from the rink: Xbox
Toy growing up: Mini Sticks
Place to shop: Abercrombie
Place to visit: Cancun

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 72 13 34 8 47
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 74 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 70 13 26 -3 39
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 74 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 65 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 64 14 17 -2 31
B. Campbell 75 3 21 2 24
B. Pirri 42 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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