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2008 NHL Draft: Michael Del Zotto

Friday, 06.13.2008 / 6:09 PM / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Michael Del Zotto
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


    Michael Del Zotto
    Rank: No. 15 (North American)
    Position: Defenseman
    Height/Weight: 6-0, 211 pounds
    D.O.B: June 24, 1990


STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Oshawa OHL 64 10 47 57 76
2007-08 Oshawa OHL 64 16 47 63 82

THE SKINNY

In second season with Oshawa, ranked third in OHL scoring among defensemen with 63 points and tied for fifth overall with five shorthanded goals. Named to 2008 CHL Top Prospects Game and went four-for-four in target shooting during the skills competition to win the event. Wears number four because of Bobby Orr.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS


Is new breed offensive defenseman who jumps up into the rush effectively; either follows up a rush to add a second dimension or there are times he is capable of leading the rush himself. As an offensive defenseman, is prototypical. Very skilled skater, puck handler, and shooter. Can be physical presence who will be an asset to any team's power-play. Continues to improve defensively on a daily basis.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Gifted offensively.  Excellent passer.

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Player: Anaheim's Scott Niedermayer
Shootout move: “shoot low stick side”
Goal celebration: "going down on one knee, sweeping the ice and finishing with the fist pump"
Practice Drill: "5 on 3 powerplay"
Video Game: NHL 2008
Movie: Remember the Titans
TV Show: Two and a Half Men
Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington
Group: T.I
Website: facebook.com
Book: Searching for Bobby Orr by Stephen Brunt
Food to cook: Tuna melt
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Activity away from the rink: Baseball with the roommates
Toy growing up: Mini Sticks
Place to shop: American Eagle
Place to visit: Hockey Rink

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 62 22 15 -8 37
J. Jokinen 61 6 28 -1 34
J. Huberdeau 59 9 24 2 33
A. Ekblad 62 9 23 8 32
B. Boyes 60 10 21 8 31
J. Jagr 58 11 18 -11 29
J. Hayes 53 17 10 -5 27
B. Campbell 62 3 19 3 22
A. Barkov 51 9 12 -6 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .920 2.40
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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