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2008 NHL Draft: Evgeny Grachev

Monday, 06.16.2008 / 5:40 PM ET / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Evgeny Grachev
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

    Evgeny Grachev
    Rank: No. 9 (European)
    Position: Center
    Height/Weight: 6-3, 202
    D.O.B. Feb. 21, 1990

Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Yaroslavl 2 Russia-3 28 7 6 13 6
2007-08 Yaroslavl Russia 1 0 0 0 0


Scored game-winning goal to help Russia beat Team Canada in round-robin play at 2008 IIHF Under-18 World Championships. Finished tournament with five points (2-3) in six games, helping Russia win a silver medal


A power forward with good physical presence and ability to come up with the puck in traffic areas. Displays strong puck skills and ability to make plays all over the ice, but needs to improve acceleration and overall speed.


Good use of size and strength.  Has lots of potential to work with. 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.