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2008 NHL Draft: Viktor Tikhonov

Friday, 06.13.2008 / 4:46 PM ET / 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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
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 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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