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2008 NHL Draft: Erik Karlsson

Wednesday, 06.04.2008 / 11:45 AM / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Erik Karlsson
p 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


    Erik Karlsson
    Rank: No. 4 (European)
    Position: Defenseman
    Height/Weight: 5-11, 165.
    D.O.B: May 31, 1990

 
STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Frolunda Jr. Swe-Jr. 38 13 24 37 68
2007-08 Frolunda Swe 7 1 0 1 0

THE SKINNY

Led Team Sweden and finished third ovrall in the 2008 Under-18 IIHF World Championships with seven assists in six games. Also led team in plus-minus (plus 8) and was named tournament’s best defenseman. Helped Frolunda Junior win SuperElit Championship in 2007-08, totaling 37 points (13 goals) His 24 assists in 2007-08 were moost by a defenseman and the most by any under-18 player in the SuperElit League.
   
WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS

Excellent on the power play. Makes smart passes and has great vision. Plays with confidence, has natural hockey sense and is consistent offensive threat. Compensates for lack of strength and size with mobility, passing and vision and is at his best as offensive defenseman. Needs more weight and strength to be more effective in front of his own net.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Good on both sides of the puck. Very competitive. Good natural instincts for the game.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 61 21 15 -9 36
J. Huberdeau 58 9 24 4 33
A. Ekblad 61 9 23 6 32
J. Jokinen 60 6 25 -3 31
B. Boyes 59 10 18 6 28
J. Hayes 52 17 10 -5 27
A. Barkov 50 9 12 -4 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
B. Campbell 61 3 17 1 20
D. Bolland 37 3 13 2 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 22 16 11 .921 2.38
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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