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2008 NHL Draft: Kirill Petrov

Thursday, 06.5.2008 / 3:14 PM ET / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Kirill Petrov
Leading up to the 2008 draft, 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

    Kirill Petrov
    Rank: No. 2 (European)
    Position: Right Wing
    Height/Weight: 6-3, 198 pounds
    D.O.B: April 13, 1990

Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Kazan Russia 47 4 6 10 54


Named top forward and to All-Star team at the 2008 Under-18 IIHF World Championships after scoring five goals (seven points) in six games for Russia. Also played 2007 Under-18 World Championships, playing all seven games (three assists).

Impressed with excellent skating, mobility and work ethic while playing on Russia’s (Under-18) top line. Displays toughness in one-on-one situations and delivers smart passes creating scoring chances. Physically strong, successful in one-on-one situations along the boards and in corners.


Sound skater with nice skill set. Has potential to improve. is the official Web site of the Florida Panthers. Florida Panthers and are trademarks of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks and NHL Draft name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.