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2008 NHL Draft: Anton Gustafsson

Wednesday, 06.11.2008 / 4:36 PM ET / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Anton Gustafsson
Leading up to the 2008 draft, 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

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

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.


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.


Tenacious and gritty.  Has had some injuries this season. is the official Web site of the Florida Panthers. Florida Panthers and are trademarks of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks and NHL Draft name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.