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2008 NHL Draft: Tyler Myers

Tuesday, 06.3.2008 / 2:28 PM ET / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Tyler Myers
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


    Tyler Myers
    Rank: No. 4 (North American)
    Position: Defense
    Height/Weight: 6-7, 204
    D.O.B: Feb. 1, 1990


Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Kelowna WHL 59 2 13 15 78
2007-08 Kelowna WHL 65 6 13 19 97

THE SKINNY

Texas native who moved to Alberta is tallest North American player at the draft. Selected to represent Team Canada at Under-18 World Championships in April after having represented US in international events. Participated in 2008 CHL Top Prospects Games. Patterns game after Chris Pronger.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS


Not often burned by the small, quick players and, because of the emphasis in today’s NHL on a lack of restraining type of play, Myers is more ready to play in NHL than a lot of the other smaller players. Needs to continue to mature. Height translates into great poke-check and stick work.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Chara-like size and skill. Has a high ceiling to his game.

FAVORITES
 
NHL Team: Calgary Flames
NHL Player: Calgary’s Robyn Regehr
Shootout move: “fake shot, backhand, forehand - top shelf”
Goal celebration: “Double fist pump”
Video Game: Grand Theft Auto
Movie: Forest Gump
TV Show: 24
Actor: Adam Sandler
Group: Journey
Website: facebook.com
Book: Harry Potter
Pump-up song: Turn Me Up by Benny Benassi
Food to cook: Steak
Sport (other than hockey): Volleyball
Activity away from the rink: Going out for dinner
Toy growing up: Laser tag set
Place to shop: Below the Belt
Place to visit: Grandparents in Harrisburg, PA

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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