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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.

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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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 50 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 53 10 27 9 37
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 53 10 25 11 35
V. Trocheck 53 17 16 3 33
R. Smith 53 16 15 10 31
B. Pirri 49 10 13 -5 23
A. Ekblad 49 10 12 20 22
B. Campbell 53 4 16 16 20
N. Bjugstad 38 9 8 -4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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