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2008 NHL Draft: Anton Gustafsson

Wednesday, 06.11.2008 / 4:36 PM / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Anton Gustafsson
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


    Anton Gustafsson
    Rank (No. 5 European)
    Position: Center
    Height/Weight: 6-2, 194 pounds
    D.O.B: February 25, 1990


STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Frolunda Jr. Swe-Jr 33 15 17 32 55
 
THE SKINNY

Good bloodlines. Is the son of former Washington Capitals forward and current Swedish national team head coach, Bengt-Ake. As member of Frolunda Jr. team, won SuperElit Championship in both 2006-07 and 2007-08.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS

Is a highly skilled player with strong puckhandling skills and playmaking ability. Is an effective passer through traffic who also has a good selection of shots. A tall, strong and talented two-way center with good vision and a fine understanding of the game. Plays a mature game even when playing against opponents who were two or three years older.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Tenacious and gritty.  Has had some injuries this season.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 TOR 49 22 23 4 143 152 48
11 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 45 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 45 6 21 5 27
J. Huberdeau 42 8 17 1 25
J. Jokinen 44 4 21 -2 25
B. Boyes 43 10 11 2 21
J. Hayes 37 13 7 -1 20
S. Bergenheim 34 7 9 1 16
A. Barkov 34 5 9 -5 14
T. Fleischmann 38 5 8 9 13
V. Trocheck 28 4 9 6 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 17 11 8 .920 2.43
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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