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2008 NHL Draft: Tyler Cuma

Wednesday, 06.11.2008 / 4:22 PM ET / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Tyler Cuma
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


    Tyler Cuma
    Rank: No. 19 (North American)
    Position: Defenseman
    Height/Weight: 6-2, 180 pounds
    D.O.B: Jan. 19, 1990


STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Ottawa OHL 63 3 16 19  55
2007-08 Ottawa OHL 59 4 28 32 69

THE SKINNY

Second on team among defensemen in scoring (32 points) and was only defenseman with a positive plus-minus (4). Played in 2008 IIHL Under-18 World Championships as member of Team Canada and in CHL Top Prospects Game while picking up two assists. Also named to 2008 OHL All-Star Classic. Ottawa’s Rookie of the Year in 2006-07 with 19 points (16 assists).

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS



Offensive defenseman adept at knowing when to pass the puck out of the zone or put the wheels on and carry the puck out of his zone. Plays the point on the power play. Projects as a team’s second or third defenseman with offensive flair. Best paired with a stay-at-home defenseman.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Puck moving defenseman that competes and plays with character.

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Vancouver Canucks
NHL Player: Hall of Famer Scott Stevens
Shootout move: “Fake backhand then go high forehand”
Goal celebration: Fist pump
Video Game: Guitar Hero
Movie: Dumb and Dumber
TV Show: House
Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington and Jessica Biel
Country Singer: Kenny Chesney
Book: The Hockey News magazine
Pump-up song: “Before I forget” - Slipknot
Food to cook: Pasta
Sport (other than hockey): Football
Toy growing up: Gameboy
Place to shop: Hollister
Place to visit: Mont Tremblant (Quebec)

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 72 13 34 8 47
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 74 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 70 13 26 -3 39
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 74 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 65 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 64 14 17 -2 31
B. Campbell 75 3 21 2 24
B. Pirri 42 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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