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2008 NHL Draft: Alex Pietrangelo

Monday, 06.09.2008 / 5:25 PM / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Alex Pietrangelo
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


    Alex Pietrangelo
    Rank: No. 6 (North American)
    Position: Defense
    Height/Weight: 6-3, 206
    D.O.B: Jan. 18, 1990


STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Niagara OHL 59 7 45 52 45
2007-08 Niagara OHL 60 13 40 53 94
 
THE SKINNY

Seventh-leading scorer among OHL defenseman with 53 points (13 goals). Participated in OHL All-Star Classic and CHL Top Prospects Game in 2008. Represented Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Under-18 hockey tourney in the Czech Republic in 2007. His dad’s second cousin is former NHL goalie Frank Pietrangelo.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS

Very poised on the ice. A tall player, still growing, who brings keen ability to know when to pass out of the zone or carry the puck out. Unflustered in the face of a hard forecheck.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Rebounded from slow start. Complete package of size and skill.

FAVORITES
 
NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Player: Chris Pronger
Shootout move: “Fake backhand, forehand, top corner.”
Goal celebration: “Jump into the glass”
Practice Drill: Horseshoe
Video Game: NHL ‘08
Movie: Remember the Titans
TV Show: 60 Minutes
Actor:  Denzel Washington
Group: U2
Book: DaVinci Code
Website: facebook.com
Pump-up song: “City of Blinding Lights” by U2
Food to cook: Peanut butter sandwich
Activity away from the rink: Fishing and golfing
Toy growing up: Mini Sticks
Place to shop: Abercrombie
Place to visit: Northern Ontario

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 61 21 15 -9 36
J. Huberdeau 58 9 24 4 33
A. Ekblad 61 9 23 6 32
J. Jokinen 60 6 25 -3 31
B. Boyes 59 10 18 6 28
J. Hayes 52 17 10 -5 27
A. Barkov 50 9 12 -4 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
B. Campbell 61 3 17 1 20
D. Bolland 37 3 13 2 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 22 16 11 .921 2.38
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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