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2008 NHL Draft: Zach Boychuk

Tuesday, 06.03.2008 / 2:21 PM / 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 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 49 32 14 3 130 111 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 50 28 14 8 145 129 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 50 25 15 10 147 129 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 47 16 13 -2 29
A. Ekblad 47 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 44 9 17 0 26
J. Jokinen 46 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 45 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 36 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 36 5 10 -6 15
B. Campbell 47 3 12 0 15
D. Kulikov 42 1 13 -4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 12 8 .920 2.41
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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