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2008 NHL Draft: Chet Pickard

Friday, 06.6.2008 / 1:57 PM ET / 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
 

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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