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2008 NHL Draft: Zach Boychuk

Tuesday, 06.3.2008 / 2:21 PM ET / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Zach Boychuk
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


    Zach Boychuk
    Rank: No. 8 (North American)
    Position: Center
    Height/Weight: 5-10, 175.
    D.O.B.: Oct. 4, 1989


Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Lethbridge WHL 69 31 60 91 52
2007-08 Lethbridge WHL 61 33 39 72 88

THE SKINNY

Helped lead team to WHL Eastern Conference championship in 2008, leading all players in playoff scoring with 11 goals and 8 assists. Was second on team with 72 points and was 15th overall in WHL scoring. Helped Team Canada win gold at 2008 World Junior Championships. Had two goals in CHL Top Prospects Games. Patterns game after Daniel Briere.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS

Skilled player who quarterbacks the power-play and might be best two-step quickness guy in all of junior hockey. All-around offensive player who sees the ice well and a treat to watch.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Quick off the mark and, oh, so dangerous in the offensive zone of play.

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Calgary Flames
NHL Player: Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby
Shootout move: “Deke to backhand”
Goal celebration: “Hands in the air pointing to the crowd”
Video Game: Mario Cart
Movie: Billy Madison
TV Show: One Tree Hill
Actor: Adam Sandler
Group: Three Days Grace
Website: whl.ca
Book: Wayne Gretzky Biography
Pump-up song: “Riot” by Three Days Grace
Food to cook: Bacon and eggs
Sport (other than hockey): Golf
Activity away from the rink: University classes
Toy growing up: Pogs
Place to shop: Foot Locker
Place to visit: Mexico

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 48 16 21 12 37
J. Huberdeau 51 10 27 11 37
A. Barkov 41 15 19 13 34
J. Jokinen 51 9 24 12 33
V. Trocheck 51 17 15 4 32
R. Smith 51 16 15 12 31
B. Pirri 47 10 13 -4 23
A. Ekblad 47 10 12 23 22
B. Campbell 51 4 15 17 19
N. Bjugstad 36 9 8 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 4 .930 2.11
A. Montoya 8 2 1 .931 1.93

 
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