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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.
UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 22 16 5 1 61 52 33
2 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
3 PIT 19 13 4 2 69 44 28
4 NYI 20 14 6 0 68 57 28
5 BOS 22 13 9 0 57 54 26
6 DET 20 10 5 5 55 49 25
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 19 9 6 4 52 50 22
9 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
10 NJD 21 9 9 3 53 61 21
11 FLA 18 7 5 6 40 47 20
12 NYR 19 8 7 4 52 58 20
13 PHI 19 8 9 2 57 60 18
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 20 6 12 2 49 72 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jokinen 18 2 10 6 12
N. Bjugstad 18 7 4 4 11
A. Ekblad 18 2 9 3 11
J. Hayes 12 4 5 6 9
B. Boyes 18 4 5 3 9
S. Upshall 16 3 4 -1 7
J. Huberdeau 15 2 5 2 7
B. Campbell 18 1 6 -3 7
V. Trocheck 10 1 5 5 6
D. Kulikov 14 0 5 -1 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 1 1 1 .909 2.24
R. Luongo 6 4 5 .926 2.36
 
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