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2008 NHL Draft: John Carlson

Monday, 06.9.2008 / 5:19 PM ET / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: John Carlson
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


    John Carlson
    Rank: No. 17 (North American)
    Position: Defenseman
    Height/Weight: 6-2, 212 pounds
    D.O.B: Jan. 10, 1990


STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Indiana USHL 59 12 31 43 72
   
THE SKINNY

Finished third overall in first season in USHL in scoring by defenseman with 37 points (28 assists). Selected USHL All-Star Game and was named Nov. 5 USHL Defensive Player of the Week. Assistant team captain of Team USA for the 2007 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Tournament in Slovakia and Czech Republic. Patterns game after Scott Stevens. Will attend University of Massachusetts-Amherst in the fall.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS

Big, burly defenseman who’s a good, strong skater. Runs power-play from the top of the umbrella and has a heavy shot. Self-assured. A boy in a man’s body and very strong. Has all the tools – size, skill, physical presence and charisma.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS


Emerged from nowhere. Loads of potential with size, speed and skill.

FAVORITES

NHL Team: New Jersey Devils
NHL Player: Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf
Video Game: NHL 08
Movie: Shawshank Redemption
TV Show: Lost
Actor: Bruce Willis
Artist: Kenny Chesney
Website: NHL.com
Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pump-up song: “Bleed it out” by Linkin Park
Food to cook: Spaghetti
Sport (other than hockey): Lacrosse
Activity away from the rink: Golf
Toy growing up: Mini hockey stick
Place to shop: Polo
Place to visit: Florida

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 49 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 52 10 27 10 37
A. Barkov 42 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 52 10 25 12 35
V. Trocheck 52 17 16 4 33
R. Smith 52 16 15 11 31
B. Pirri 48 10 13 -4 23
A. Ekblad 48 10 12 21 22
B. Campbell 52 4 16 17 20
N. Bjugstad 37 9 8 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 2 1 .931 1.93

 
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