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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
 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
2 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
3 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 46 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 46 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 43 9 17 1 26
J. Jokinen 45 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 44 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 35 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 35 5 10 -5 15
B. Campbell 46 3 11 -1 14
D. Kulikov 41 1 13 -3 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 11 8 .920 2.42
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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