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2008 NHL Draft: Nikita Filatov

Monday, 06.09.2008 / 5:12 PM / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Nikita Filatov
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


    Nikita Filatov
    Rank (No. 1 European)
    Position: Left wing
    Height/Weight: 6-0, 172 pounds
    D.O.B: May 25, 1990


STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 CSKA 2 Russia-3 34 32 34 66 90
 
THE SKINNY

Led Russia in scoring in 2008 World Junior Championship with nine points (four goals) in seven games. Played for CSKA senior and junior teams in 2007-08. Captained Russia to silver medal in 2008 Under-18 World Championships. Led the team with nine points (six assists), including two shorthanded goals and was named to the tourney All-Star Team. Mother was teacher in Russia and gave him English lessons.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS

A leader who has a great attitude, excellent work ethic, and tons of talent. Excellent skater who leads by example and can change pace, even at top speed. Despite his size, still aggressive, taking and giving hits. Definitely has NHL upside because he can score, is well-rounded, and defensively responsible.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

High skill Russian player with sound vision and instincts offensively.
UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 31 12 7 0 19
A. Ekblad 31 5 14 4 19
J. Jokinen 30 3 13 -2 16
B. Boyes 30 5 9 0 14
J. Hayes 23 7 6 2 13
J. Huberdeau 28 3 10 0 13
V. Trocheck 20 3 9 2 12
S. Bergenheim 21 5 4 2 9
S. Upshall 20 4 5 1 9
T. Fleischmann 29 3 5 6 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 2 2 2 .915 2.27
R. Luongo 12 7 6 .926 2.28
 
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