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2008 NHL Draft: Viktor Tikhonov

Friday, 06.13.2008 / 4:46 PM / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Viktor Tikhonov
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


    Viktor Tikhonov
    Rank: No. 7 (European)
    Position: Right Wing
    Height/Weight: 6-2, 187 pounds
    D.O.B: May 12, 1988


STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Cherepovets Russia 43 7 5 12 43

THE SKINNY

Grandfather is former Soviet coaching legend, Viktor Tikhonov and father was assistant coach with San Jose Sharks. Viktor Jr. holds both American and Russian passport. Won bronze medal with Russia at 2008 World Junior Championships and was named as Best Forward and to All-Star team after scoring five goals (5-2) in seven games.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS


Was one of the most improved young players in the Russian League in 2007-08. Shows high level of competitiveness and is dedicated team player. Shows keen ability to read and react to the play and is projected to be second line player in the NHL. Needs to continue to improve overall skating and speed.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Strong bloodlines.  Wants to be a player.  Sound skill set to work with.
UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 20 14 4 2 72 46 30
3 NYI 21 15 6 0 69 57 30
4 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
5 DET 21 11 5 5 59 52 27
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 20 9 7 4 55 54 22
9 NYR 20 9 7 4 57 58 22
10 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
11 NJD 21 9 9 3 53 61 21
12 FLA 19 7 6 6 41 51 20
13 PHI 20 8 9 3 57 61 19
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 19 2 10 4 12
N. Bjugstad 19 7 4 4 11
A. Ekblad 19 2 9 0 11
J. Hayes 13 4 5 3 9
B. Boyes 19 4 5 1 9
S. Upshall 17 3 4 -1 7
J. Huberdeau 16 2 5 2 7
B. Campbell 19 1 6 -4 7
V. Trocheck 10 1 5 4 6
D. Kulikov 15 0 6 1 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 1 1 1 .909 2.24
R. Luongo 6 5 5 .926 2.40
 
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