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2008 NHL Draft: Alex Pietrangelo

Monday, 06.9.2008 / 5:25 PM ET / 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 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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