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2008 NHL Draft: Steven Stamkos

Wednesday, 06.04.2008 / 11:39 AM / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Steven Stamkos
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


    Steven Stamkos
    Rank: No. 1 (North American)
    Position: Center
    Height/Weight: 6-0, 176 pounds
    D.O.B: Feb. 7, 1990

 
STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Sarnia OHL 63 42 50 92 56
2007-08 Sarnia OHL 61 58 47 105 88
 
THE SKINNY

Scored 58 goals (105 points) in 61 games in 2007-08 with Sarnia. Voted best stickhandler and best shot in OHL Coaches Poll. Scored nine goals in first round of OHL playoffs. Player of the Month in February after scoring 13 goals and 22 points in 13 games. One of two players born in 1990 named to Team Canada for the 2008 World Junior Championship. Awarded Bobby Smith Trophy in 2006-07 as OHL Scholastic Player of the Year. Patterns game after Alex Ovechkin.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS


Team that takes Stamkos will get one of the fastest skaters in the draft. Goes to the net fearlessly with speed and brings a bit of an edge and a bit of aggressive attitude that every team wants. Projected to play on top line in NHL. Skates away from people and around anybody. The way he goes to the net, and the moves he has to get himself there, set him apart. Just needs to continue to develop. Hockey Canada head scout Al Murray says, “He’s like those Bugs Bunny cartoons. He’s everywhere.”

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS


Future franchise forward. Excellent player. High character.

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Player: Washington's Alex Ovechkin
Shootout move: “Behind the back”
Goal celebration: “Fist pump on one knee”
Practice Drill: 2-puck
Video Game: NHL ‘08
Movie: Remember the Titans
TV Show: One Tree Hill
Actor: Denzel Washington
Book: To Kill a Mocking Bird
Website: facebook.com
Pump-up song: Techno songs
Food to cook: Pancakes
Sport (other than hockey): Baseball
Activity away from the rink: “Hanging with friends”
Toy growing up: Mini sticks
Place to shop: Hollister
Place to visit: Dominican Republic

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 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 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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