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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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