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2008 NHL Draft: Chet Pickard

Friday, 06.06.2008 / 1:57 PM / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Chet Pickard
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


    Chet Pickard
    Rank: No. 2 (North American)
    Position: Goalie
    Height/Weight: 6-2, 210
    DOB: Nov. 29, 1989

 
STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP GAA MINS SO SV%
2006-07 Tri-City WHL 29 2.85 1577 1 .902
2007-08 Tri-City WHL 64 2.32 3779 2 .918
 
THE SKINNY
   
Helped lead team to WHL Western Conference final with 1.78 goals against average and a .937 save percentage. Went 11-3-2 in playoffs. Finished first among WHL goalies with 46 wins (team record) and was fourth in save percentage (.918). Was WHL’s Goaltender of the Year.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS

Very confident. Strong in the crease and isn’t predictable. Net coverage is very good and reads the play well. Very consistent. Able to put bad goals behind him. Compares to Olaf Kolzig.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Technically sound with good mental focus. Uses size well. Good crease management.

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL Player: Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo
Shootout move: “Triple deke from the Mighty Ducks movie or a slap shot”
Goal celebration: “The classic Jaromir Jagr salute”
Video Game: Halo
Movie: Superbad
TV Show: The Hills
Actor: Matthew McConaughey
Artist: Tim McGraw
Website: facebook.com
Book: Into thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Pump-up song: “This is who we are” by Hawthorne Heights
Food to cook: Grilled cheese
Sport (other than hockey): Baseball and golf
Toy growing up: Fake lawn mower and mini sticks
Place to shop: Abercrombie
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
5 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
13 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
14 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
15 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 30 12 7 2 19
A. Ekblad 30 5 13 5 18
J. Jokinen 29 3 13 -1 16
B. Boyes 29 5 9 0 14
J. Hayes 23 7 6 2 13
J. Huberdeau 27 3 9 2 12
V. Trocheck 19 2 9 4 11
S. Bergenheim 20 5 4 2 9
S. Upshall 19 4 5 1 9
T. Fleischmann 28 3 5 7 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 12 6 6 .926 2.24
A. Montoya 2 2 2 .915 2.27
 
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